Sunday's 10-race card at Saratoga will be bolstered by a mandatory payout in the Empire 6, NYRA's new jackpot-style multi-race wager. Heading into Saturday's Alabama Day card, the jackpot carryover stood at $346,532.
With the mandatory payout in play on Sunday, the entire net pool plus jackpot amount will be distributed to those selecting the greatest number of winners on Sunday's card. August 18 will be a mandatory payout day no matter if the Empire 6 jackpot is hit prior to Sunday.
The Empire 6, featuring a $0.20 bet minimum and 20 percent takeout, was added to the wagering menu on Wednesday, August 7, and will be offered on live race days for the remainder of the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course. The wager requires the bettor to select the first-place finisher of the final six races of the card.
If one unique ticket exists, then 100 percent of the net pool, plus the jackpot carryover if applicable, will be paid to the winner. If there is no unique wager selecting the first-place finisher in all six races, then 75 percent of the day's net pool will be distributed to those who selected the first-place finisher in the greatest number of races. The remainder will be added into the jackpot and carried to the next day's Empire 6.
In addition to Sunday, August 18, a mandatory payout will be offered on Monday, September 2, closing day at the Spa.
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