NYRA Announces Continuation Of NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 For Belmont Fall Meet

by | 09.07.2017 | 6:15pm

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the continuation of the popular NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wager during Belmont Park's Fall Championship Meet. Starting on Saturday, September 9, the bet will be exclusively available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to bettors in New York wagering on track or through a simulcast facility.

The popular multi-race wager will cover the last five races of live racing on Saturdays and Sundays from Belmont Park through Super Saturday on October 7 and features a low 15 percent takeout rate and $0.50 minimum bet. The NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 includes a 100% carryover provision of the net pool into the next available NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 if there are no winning tickets. There will be a mandatory payout of the pool on Saturday, October 7.

“Over the course of the Saratoga meet, the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 provided horseplayers with tremendous value and exciting wagering opportunities often highlighted by significant overlays,” said Tony Allevato, President of NYRA Bets and Executive Producer for NYRA TV. “The Pick 5 is quickly becoming the most popular bet among our members, and that's why we're pleased to be able to offer it this fall at Belmont Park.”


Launched at Belmont Park on July 4, the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 was then offered every day of the 2017 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. In the 48 race days since its launch, the average pool size of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 is $145,164 with an average payout of $10,792 for the $.50 bet. The largest pool was $349,643 on Saturday, July 22, which included a $104,258 carryover from Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA Bets is the best way to play Belmont Park's 38-day Fall Championship Meet, featuring 42 stakes worth more than $10.1 million including six Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” qualifiers to be held over the course of back-to-back weekends at the end of September and early October. The meet runs from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, October 29.

Belmont Park Live, presented by Claiborne Farm and stallion Runhappy, returns for the fall meet with coverage of race days from September 8 through October 1 before returning for a special edition on Empire Showcase Day, October 21.

Throughout the meet, which runs from September 8 through October 29, Belmont Park Live airs on MSG+, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego, and FOX Sports Ohio. The Jockey Club Gold Cup, a Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” race on Saturday, October 7 will be broadcast on NBC.

  • wmk3400

    As a native NYer who grew up within walking distance of Belmont the arrogance of the NYRA always astounds me. Back in the mid-late 70s they introduced the $1 flat bet wager which was innovative at the time and they were the first to do so. Since then they proceeded to rest on their laurels in every way possible including wagering amounts. Minimum wagering amounts at the NYRA tracks for the P6 is $2, P3 is $1 and now the P5 is .50 cents. Other jurisdictions have lower amounts on each of these (the P6 at two dollars is definitely the most egregious of them all and I haven’t bet it there in more than 20 years). It’s time for the powers that be in New York to lose their attitude. This is another example of less is more but these a*****es will never get it.

    • disqus_VDMOBiuPfw

      NYRA has the best betting bar none. At a lot of tracks west of here the WPS is a $2 min. and Trifecta min’s are $1, instead of $.50. That’s a lot more important than Pick whatever garbage bets.

      • wmk3400

        Anything you say and given your post I cannot fathom why you bothered to reply to me. Also in the future I will endeavor to keep in mind that your tastes and opinions are more important than anybody else’s including my own.

        • disqus_VDMOBiuPfw

          So I guess you don’t know that the min. for a WPS bet is $2 and a tri bet min. is $1 at places like Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Fair Grounds, Santa Anita, etc. Also at Parx, Finger Lakes, and just about every smaller track as well as the big ones. The min. at NYRA tracks on WPS is $1 and a tri bet min. is $.50. I think Gulfstream follows NYRA’s practice, it’s the only one.

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