The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that it will offer a $300,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 Saturdays at Belmont Park during the 2012 fall meet. The first $300,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 will be on Saturday, September 8.
Although NYRA offers daily Pick 4’s on races 2 - 5 and the final four races of the day, the $300,000 guarantee applies only to the Late Pick 4 on Saturdays. The Late Pick 4 is a 50 cent minimum wager in which the bettor must correctly pick the winners of the last four races on the card, usually beginning with race seven. By guaranteeing the wager for $300,000, NYRA will supplement the difference if the total wagering pool for the Saturday Late Pick 4 is less than $300,000.
On Super Saturday, September 29, the guarantee will rise to $500,000 in conjunction with the 94th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational. The Gold Cup is supported by four additional Grade 1 events: the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational for fillies and mares on the turf, the $400,000 Beldame Invitational for fillies and mares, and the $400,000 Vosburgh Invitational for sprinters, along with the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap at a mile on the main track.
Fans who want to earn rebates on their wagers can get paid to play with NYRA Rewards, the wagering program that offers cash back just for betting on the races, whether it’s on NYRA races or simulcast events! Enrolling in NYRA Rewards is easier than ever with instant sign-up online at NYRARewards.com. Join today and begin wagering on-track, over the phone, on the internet or through mobile wagering supported devices such as your Blackberry or iPhone. NYRA Rewards offers a full simulcast menu of the best racetrack signals coast-to-coast, plus evening race programs, and members enjoy many perks including free express funding, live video streaming, and the most generous cash rewards structure of any advance deposit wagering program in racing.
Belmont Park’s 37-day fall meet begins Saturday, September 8, and runs through Sunday, October 28. Grandstand admission on opening weekend is free, with $2 clubhouse admission. With live racing generally conducted Wednesdays through Sundays, and a first race post time of 12:50 p.m., grandstand admission is $3 after opening weekend. Clubhouse admission is $5, while children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. General parking is free, with preferred parking $2 and valet parking $5. For information on the Belmont Park fall meet, please visit nyra.com or call (516) 488-6000.