06/12/2002 12:00AM

Pick three to be aired on CBS


The first of three national pick three wagers to be held the next several weeks in conjunction with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's "NTRA Summer Racing Tour on CBS" will be offered Saturday. The stakes that will make up the wager will be broadcast on CBS between 5-6 p.m. Eastern.

The pick three on Saturday will link, in order of post time, the Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star Park, the Grade 2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks at Hollywood Park, and the Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.

A fourth stakes, the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap from Belmont Park, will be shown by tape delay. It is not a part of the pick three.

The next two national pick three wagers are scheduled June 29 and July 6. The races making up the bet, as well as the broadcast, will include the Molly Pitcher Handicap from Monmouth on June 29, and the Suburban Handicap from Belmont Park on July 6.

The minimum wager will be $2, with $1 part wheels available.

In addition to a national pick three this Saturday, there will be an all-stakes pick four at Churchill Downs, and a $1 million guaranteed pick six at Hollywood Park.

The Churchill pick four will link the $100,000 Northern Dancer; the Grade 2, $300,000 Fleur de Lis; the Grade 1, $750,000 Stephen Foster; and the Grade 3, $150,000 Regret. The minimum wager is $1.

Hollywood Park will offer the pick six on the final six races of its 10-race card. The bet will include the Grade 1 Whittingham and the Grade 2 Californian, and the minimum wager is $2.