Belmont to Take Advance Wagers on the Arc
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 9/23/2010 9:29:25 PM
Last Updated: 9/24/2010 9:21:03 AM
Belmont Park will offer advance wagering Oct. 2 on the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and selected group I races on the undercard, which will be run at Longchamp Oct. 3.
The New York track will begin taking wagers 11:45 a.m. Oct. 2 for the Arc de Triomphe (post time 10:05 a.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 3), along with the Prix de la Foret (9:20 a.m. ET), the Prix de L’Abbayede (11:35 a.m. ET), and the Prix de Dona Handicap (12:05 p.m. ET). The Prix de la Foret and the Arc de Triomphe will be televised on NYRA’s Nassau-Suffolk in-home network.
At Belmont Park, Super Saturday on Oct. 2 begins with a special first race post time of 12:30 p.m. and features five grade I races: the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, the $350,000 Beldame Stakes and the $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes. On Oct. 3, Belmont will feature the $250,000 Kelso Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds, and the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-old fillies.
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