Aqueduct: Sunday’s Closing Day Means Mandatory Payouts

The conclusion of the 11-day spring meet at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Sunday will see mandatory payouts of the Early Pick 5, Late Pick 5, and Empire 6.

Sunday’s nine-race finale, which has a first post of 1:20 p.m. Eastern, will see the Empire 6 start with Race 4 at 3 p.m. The sequence will include both of the slate’s stakes races, including the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Park Avenue for 3-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs in Race 7 at 4:44 p.m. followed by the $100,000 Memories of Silver for sophomore fillies competing at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

The Late Pick 5 will start with Race 5 at 3:26 p.m.

The Empire 6, a jackpot style wager featuring a $0.20 bet minimum first offered in August 2019, will be replaced by the Pick 6 at the upcoming 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet.

The Pick 6, featuring a $1 bet minimum, will launch on Thursday, April 22, Opening Day of the lucrative Belmont spring/summer meet which will feature 59 stakes races worth $16.95 million in total purse money.

NYRA Bets is also offering a $50 Belmont Opening Bonus. To qualify, a member must bet a $50 base double on the last double of the day [second-to-last race] at Belmont Park on April 22, 23, 24 and 25 through the NYRA Bets App. NYRA Bets members who participate in all four days earn the $50 bonus, win, or lose.

Customers must bet exactly a $50 base double on the last double of the day at Belmont Park each promotional day to qualify and must bet on the NYRA Bets App to qualify. Wagers placed on the NYRA Bets mobile site [], desktop site or by phone with a live operator are not valid for the promotion bonus. The bonus will be placed in player account on Tuesday, April 27. Customers must be in good standing to receive the bonus.

The bonus will be capped at $50 per customer.

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