The New York Racing Association and Penn National Gaming Inc. will launch a special reduced takeout Thursday Pick 4 that will link the final two races at Belmont Park with the first two races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
The Belmont–Penn National Thursday Pick 4 will commence Sept.12 and will be offered every Thursday through Oct. 24, the final week of the Belmont fall meet. The 50-cent minimum wager will be offered at a reduced 15% pari-mutuel takeout rate.
"We are very excited to partner with NYRA and offer racing customers this new and unique bet," said Dan Silver, director of racing operations at Penn National Race Course. "Combining races from Belmont Park and Penn National in this reduced takeout wager should create a fun and appealing midweek wagering opportunity."
The wager will begin with Belmont's next-to-last race (usually race 8 or 9), and conclude with Penn National's second race at approximately 6:27 p.m. EDT. It will appear on tote machines through advance deposit wagering systems as a separate track code titled the "BELMONTPENNPICK4." Customers will need to ask or look for this name in order to wager on the special Pick 4.