Live-Money Gotham Challenge Kicks Off Road To Belmont Stakes Tournament

by | 02.20.2019 | 1:30pm

The journey to the Belmont Stakes Challenge begins on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack with the Gotham Challenge as part of the 2019 NYRA Handicapping Challenge series.

The live-money challenge, with a $500 entry fee, of which $250 will be allocated to the prize pool and $250 for each player's live bankroll, will see contestants compete on races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, and Tampa Bay Downs.

For the first time in a NYRA Handicapping Challenge, entrants will be able to register and compete online in the Gotham Challenge via NYRA Bets. In order to enter and play online, contestants must be registered NYRA Bets account holders. New NYRA Bets members are currently eligible to receive a bet $200 get $200 bonus. To learn more, visit

In addition to prize money and live-money winnings, the Gotham Challenge provides horseplayers the opportunity to qualify for a seat to the two-day 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge on June 7-8 or one of two seats to the National Horseplayers Championship in February 2020.

Registration for the Gotham Challenge is available now through Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. For more information and rules please visit

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