New Double Wager Links Santa Anita, Belmont

The new wager will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 9.

Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association announced an all-new $2 wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link the final race each day at Belmont Park to a selected race at Santa Anita\. The new wager will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 9.

"We're confident this bet will feature large fields and offer our players good value on a consistent basis," Santa Anita president Tom Ludt said in a release. "We think this cross-country daily double will generate significant interest around the country and help create additional exposure for both of our racing programs."

"Our new partnership with Santa Anita and the launch of the new, cross-country double provides exciting opportunities for our horseplayers while adding additional continuity between tracks from coast to coast," said David O'Rourke, vice president of corporate development for NYRA.

Santa Anita's current meet runs through Nov. 2, and will be highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

Belmont's current meet runs through Oct. 26.