Independence Day will mark the launch of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, exclusively available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to bettors in New York wagering on-track or through a simulcast facility.
Beginning on Tuesday, July 4, the popular multi-race wager will cover the last five races of every card of live racing at NYRA's tracks – Belmont, Saratoga and Aqueduct – and features the same 15 percent takeout rate and $0.50 bet minimum as the existing early Pick 5.
The NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 will also feature the same carryover provision of 100% of the net pool into the next day's NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 if there are no winning tickets.
NYRA Bets members are also eligible for a guaranteed minimum $100,000 payout in the event that an account holder is the sole winner of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5. The $100,000 guaranteed payout is available only to NYRA Bets members through the end of July.
Cash and prizes are up for grabs in Saturday's Stars & Stripes Challenge handicapping tournament.
There is a $500 buy-in for the contest, with $300 going towards live money wagers and $200 going to the prize pool, which includes a guaranteed first place prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a seat in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Challenge and two seats to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship held in Las Vegas.
To participate, you have to sign up by Thursday, July 6. For full rules and details about how to sign up, please visit NYRA.com/challenge.
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