ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON FUTURITY TO BE BROADCAST ON CNBC
Arlington Park's G2 $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity for two-year-olds to be run at a mile on Saturday, Sept. 29 will be part of the NTRA Two-Year-Old Challenge Series on CNBC.
Following is an excerpt from Monday's NTRA Weekly E-Mail Newsletter --
CNBC TO TELEVISE NTRA TWO-YEAR-OLD CHALLENGE
The NTRA has reached an agreement in principle with CNBC to televise a new series of races beginning this summer. Carrying a potential bonus of $1.3 million, the NTRA Two-Year-Old Challenge is a series of races for two-year-old colts and geldings from top tracks across the country leading up to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, part of the Breeders' Cup Championship to be run at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Breeders' Cup Championship will air October 27 on NBC.
The NTRA Two-Year-Old Challenge will award $250,000 to the owner of an eligible horse who wins any of the series' six designated races plus the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. If the horse has been sold at public auction, the consignor will receive a $50,000 bonus. If that horse goes on to win the Kentucky Derby the following year, the owner will earn an additional $1 million bonus.
The complete series schedule is as follows:
Date Race Racetrack Site
9/1 Hopeful Stakes Saratoga Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
9/16 Futurity Stakes Belmont Park Elmont, N.Y.
9/29 Norfolk Stakes Santa Anita (Oak Tree)
10/6 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity Keeneland
The series will be produced by NTRA Productions and sponsored in part by TheGreatestGame.com, an Internet-based resource designed to promote and enhance Thoroughbred ownership.
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