Monday’s $44K Pick 6 Carryover Moves To Opening Day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

May 27, 2024

By Pat McKenna – NYRA Press Office

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Monday’s Pick 6 carryover of $44,200 will be transferred to the Thursday, June 6 program at Saratoga Race Course after a pair of races included in the multi-race wager were taken off the turf on today’s card.

Following the conclusion of Race 4 – the opening leg of the Pick 6 wager – and a weather delay which included significant rainfall, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) took Race 6 and Race 7 off-the-turf.

A total of $230,327 in new money was wagered into Monday’s Pick 6 pool at a carryover takeout rate of 24 percent. As United Tote is unable to change the takeout rate in the tote system after the wager begins, NYRA has added a total of $21,000 in seed money to the pool which brings the wager down to a takeout rate of 14.88 percent, which is below the customary non-carryover Pick 6 takeout rate of 15 percent.

In accordance with New York State Gaming Commission Rule 4011.26 regarding Pick 6 pools and surface transfers, the Pick 6 carryover will now transfer to the next available card which will occur on Thursday, June 6 on Opening Day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival:

(2) If there are two or three surface transfer races in the pick-six sequence, no carryovers from prior pick-six pools, advertised guaranteed amount or advertised added amounts will be distributed to winners in such day’s pick-six pool, and 75 percent of such program’s net pool shall be distributed, less breaks, to holders of wagers selecting the winners of all non-surface transfer races in the pick-six sequence, and 25 percent of such program’s net pool shall be distributed, less breaks, to holders of wagers selecting the next most winners; should no wager include the winners of all the non-surface-transfer races in the pick-six sequence, 25 percent of such net pool shall be distributed, less breaks, to the holders of wagers selecting the most winners of the non-surface-transfer races in the pick-six sequence, and 75 percent of such program’s net pool shall be carried over as elsewhere provided in this section for subsequent distribution.

The lucrative Thursday, June 6 card is headlined by the Grade 2, $250,000 Belmont Gold Cup, a two-mile turf test for older horses, which offers a ‘Golden Ticket’ for an automatic berth into the Group 1, AUD$8.4 million Lexus Melbourne Cup on November 5 at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia. Also featured on the June 6 program are the Listed $150,000 Jersey Girl for sophomore fillies sprinting six furlongs; the Listed $150,000 Tremont for juveniles sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs; and the $150,000 Astoria at 5 1/2-furlongs for juvenile fillies. Entries for the Thursday, June 6 program will be taken this Friday.

The four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which runs through Sunday, June 9, is highlighted by the 156th edition of the Grade 1, $2 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8. The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will include 24 stakes races with purses totaling $10.25 million.    

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