06/07/2017 12:06PM

Guaranteed pools, daily doubles dot Friday and Saturday cards


ELMONT, N.Y. – There are a number of guaranteed wagering pools at Belmont Park this Friday and Saturday and a pair of two-day daily doubles linking major stakes.

The first daily double is on the Grade 2 New York Stakes, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for fillies and mares that is carded as race 9 on Friday, and the Grade 1 Met Mile, carded as race 9 on Saturday.

The second daily double ties together the Grade 3 Belmont Gold Cup, a two-mile turf race slotted as race 10 on Friday, and the Belmont Stakes, which is race 11 on Saturday.

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There is a $500,000-guaranteed all-stakes pick four on Friday that begins on race 8. The races are the True North, New York Stakes, Belmont Gold Cup, and Bed o’ Roses Invitational.

The Friday pick six begins on race 6 and has a guaranteed pool of $100,000. The sequence begins with a maiden race at 1 3/8 miles on turf and a first-level optional-claiming race for 3-year-olds at a mile on turf.

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First post Friday is 12:50 p.m. Eastern.

There are four guaranteed wagering pools on Saturday.

The pick five that begins on race 1 at 11:35 a.m. is guaranteed to have a $500,000 pool. The pick three that begins on race 3 will have a pool of at least $250,000. That pick three comprises the Brooklyn, Acorn, and Ogden Phipps.

The pick six begins on race 6 and has a $500,000-guaranteed pool. The races are the Jaipur, Woody Stephens, Just a Game, Met Mile, Manhattan, and Belmont Stakes.

The largest guaranteed pool is $1.5 million on the pick four that begins on race 8 with the Just a Game and concludes with the Belmont.

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