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NATIONAL PICK THREE WAGER TO BE OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OCTOBER 5 CNBC TELECAST
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced a new, national pick three wager -- the NTRA Fall Pick 3 -- that will be offered on the three two-year-old stakes races shown live on CNBC’s October 5 telecast of the Bessemer Trust Two-Year-Old Challenge, airing from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET. The three featured races are the Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity from Keeneland (post time: 5:17 p.m. ET), the Champagne Stakes from Belmont Park (5:35 p.m.); and the Norfolk Stakes from Santa Anita Park (5:45 p.m.).
Minimum wager for the NTRA Fall Pick 3 wager will be $1.00. Keeneland will serve as the wagering hub for the October 5 wager. Fans should ask for Keeneland Race 9.
“This represents another effort by the NTRA to link our television inventory with our wagering product,” said Ken Kirchner, senior vice president of product development for the NTRA. “Our Summer Pick 3 wagers that were offered in conjunction with CBS telecasts proved very popular, and we think this Fall version will similarly help to drive viewers to CNBC on October 5.”
The Bessemer Trust Two-Year-Old Challenge is a series of races for two-year-olds from top tracks across the country. The Challenge carries a potential bonus of $1.3 million and leads up to the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile, part of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to be run at Arlington Park on October 26 and televised live by NBC. The series is hosted by Kenny Rice, with Charlsie Cantey and Mike Battaglia providing commentary and analysis.
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders’ Cup Limited also conduct the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $13 million in purses and awards, the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program and the Great State Challenge. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com.
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