belmont stakes challenge

‘I’ve Never Met A Horseplayer Who Wasn’t My Friend’: Pineiro Ready For Belmont Stakes Challenge

Eric Pineiro will never forget his first Belmont Stakes. And neither will anyone else who has seen that race. Pineiro was just six years old in 1973 when his father and uncle took him and his brother from their house in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to the famed New York oval to see a Triple Crown […]

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Cross Country Pick 5 Returns $2,211; Registration Now Open For Belmont Stakes Challenge

Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5, with stakes races from Aqueduct, Keeneland, and Oaklawn Park, featured a pool of $205,564 and returned $2,211.25 for the minimum 50 cent wager. The sequence started with the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational from Aqueduct, where Another Broad [$11.40] rallied from off the pace with Manny Franco aboard for owners Madaket […]

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

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 […]

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Shurman, Pettit Win Weekend Handicapping Challenges At The Spa

This past weekend, the New York Racing Association, hosted the Saratoga Challenge and the Fourstardave Challenge live money handicapping tournaments, offering a total of over $225,000 in cash prizes as well as two qualifying seats to the 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge and 8 seats to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championships in Las Vegas. In the […]

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Longshot Old Time Revival Propels Karen Carey To Top Gotham Handicapping Challenge

When Old Time Revival set the pace and valiantly held on to nab the runner up spot in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, it not only propelled the 3-year-old into the Triple Crown picture, it vaulted Karen Carey into first place in the Gotham Handicapping Challenge, held at Aqueduct. Carey, a registered nurse from Manhattan, […]

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NYRA Live Handicapping Challenge Begins With Saturday’s Gotham Challenge

The 2018 NYRA Live Handicapping Challenge series kicks off¬†Saturday¬†with the Gotham Challenge at Aqueduct. In 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, contestants will have the opportunity to place Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Quinella and Daily […]

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Terry Cook Takes Third NYRA Handicapping Challenge At Aqueduct

Entering the Aqueduct Challenge Handicapping Tournament after winning both days of the Saratoga Challenge tournament this summer, Terrence “Terry” Cook was the prohibitive favorite to take first place honors again and did not disappoint, compiling a bankroll of $2,277 on Saturday to win his third tournament on the NYRA circuit. The Baltimore, Maryland native, who […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Faron McCubbins Nails Down Belmont Stakes Challenge

Faron McCubbins took home $60,000 and other prizes for finishing first in the Belmont Stakes Challenge, a two-day handicapping contest that took place during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by NYRA Bets. He ended the two-day event with $90,600. Each contestant started with $7,500 to wager. McCubbins, owner of Bullards Alley who ran 6th […]

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Belmont Stakes Challenge Handicapping Tournament To Feature $1 Million Bonus

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that the Belmont Stakes Challenge, a two-day live-money handicapping tournament during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, will now feature a $1 million bonus for the winner, if they go on to win the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in November. With a guaranteed prize pool of $110,000, […]

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