NYRA to Launch New 'Triple Play' Wager May 1



The New York Racing Association is creating a new Pick 3 wager to be made available exclusively to retail customers on Sundays during the upcoming spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, NYRA announced Thursday.

Featuring a $3 bet minimum and 24% takeout, the NYRA Triple Play will cover the final three races of Sunday cards throughout the 44-day spring summer meet. Each NYRA Triple Play will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool. Wagering on the NYRA Triple Play will be available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country.

The NYRA Triple Play will launch May 1, the first Sunday of the spring/summer meet, which opens Apr. 28 and will offer 59 stakes races worth $16.95 million in total purse money.

The retail-only NYRA Triple Play is the latest piece of a NYRA pilot program designed to reward the everyday player with opportunities for significant payouts. In 2021, NYRA replaced its $.20 jackpot Empire Pick 6 with a $1 Pick 6 available to retail customers only. Previous to that, NYRA restricted both the Late Pick 5 and the Cross-Country Pick 5 to retail customers only.

“NYRA is committed to adding new wagering opportunities that appeal to our core customers,” said Joe Longo, General Manager of NYRA Content Services. “We look forward to further evaluating how the Triple Play performs within the context of our overall wagering menu.”
The 15-day Aqueduct spring meet continues through this Sunday with live racing offered Thursday-Sunday.

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