(Edited press release)
Racing fans at Belmont Park will be able to watch and wager on the Epsom Derby (Eng-I), as part of a morning card from the United Kingdom on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day June 6.
Simulcasting of races 2-7 from Epsom Downs in London will begin at 8:55 a.m. (EDT), with post time of the Investec Derby (Eng-I) set for 10:45 a.m. Races 1-7 from Musselburgh in Scotland will be simulcast beginning at 9:20 a.m.
Gates open at Belmont Park at 8:30 a.m. June 6, with post time for the first of 13 live races set for 11:35 a.m. The 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes is scheduled to go off at 6:27 p.m.
Belmont Park will also be offering simulcasting from Churchill Downs, Monmouth Park, Finger Lakes, and Hollywood Park later in the afternoon on Belmont Stakes Day.
The simulcast of the Epsom card begins with the Investec Woodcote Stakes, followed by the Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-III), the Investec "Dash" Heritage Handicap at five furlongs, the Epsom Derby, the Investec Surefooted Stakes Handicap, and the Investec Distinctive Stakes Handicap.
From Musselbergh Racecourse in Edinburgh, fans can wager on the Edinburgh Castle Conditions Stakes, the Tradesman's Derby Handicap, the Scottish Sprint Cup Heritage Handicap, the Scottish Sprint Consolation Stakes, the Balfour Kilpatrick Selling Stakes, the Scottish Racing Your Better Bet Handicap, and the Stephen Hay and Associations Apprentice Handicap.
Past performances for the UK races will be available free at www.nyra.com for fans to download.
Win and place, exacta, trifecta, superfecta and rolling Pick 3s will be offered on the UK races. Handicapper Scott Finley will analyze both cards in the Daily Racing Form, and dissect the Epsom Derby on NYRA's Talking Horses May 30.