The second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will get even richer, with a two-day carryover of $127,378 for the Pick 6 and a single-day holdover of $62,802 for the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5.
No post-time favorites reached the winner's circle on Thursday in either multi-race sequence Race 3, as Nigel's Destiny (No. 4, $13.80) opened the Pick 6 sequence in Race 4, followed by longshots Bird's Eye View (No. 6, $54.50) in Race 5, Athens Queen (No. 8, $24.20) in Race 6, the Astoria, La Sardane (No. 2, $10,80) in Race 7, the Grade 3 Intercontinental.
La Signare (No. 9, $14.60) took the day's feature in Race 8, the Grade 3 Wonder Again, while Emmy Performance (No. 1, $10.80) captured the day's finale.
The Pick 6 consolation payout for five of six winners was $30,986.
Friday's Pick 6 sequence will begin in Race 6 (with a post time of 3:36 p.m.) The NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 will start in Race 7 with a post time of 4:08 p.m. Both sequences will be highlighted by the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, Grade 2, $400,000 New York, and the Grade 2, $250,000 True North.
Horseplayers can wager on the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 through NYRA Bets, on-track, at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as simulcast facilities in New York State.
Fans can catch the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival stakes action on a live national broadcast from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).
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