Live money handicapping challenges allow you to compete alongside contestants on-track at Aqueduct, Belmont or Saratoga or online through NYRA Bets. Pre-registration is required whether you’re playing on-track or with NYRA Bets. Visit NYRA Bets for more details on participating online in the NYRA Challenges.
The Belmont Stakes Challenge will not be hosted in 2020. Please check back for upcoming 2020 Challenge dates. For questions regarding the Challenges, contact [email protected].
Gotham Challenge - March 7, 2020
Cigar Mile Challenge (Only NYRA Bets customers) - December 7, 2019
Aqueduct Challenge - November 16, 2019
Wood Memorial Challenge - April 6, 2019
Gotham Challenge - March 9, 2019
Aqueduct Challenge - November 17, 2018
NTRA/Belmont NHC Super Qualifier - September 29, 2018
Fourstardave Challenge - August 11, 2018
Saratoga Challenge - August 10, 2018
Stars and Stripes Challenge - July 7, 2018
Wood Memorial Challenge - April 7, 2018
Gotham Challenge - March 10, 2018
State regulations don't allow participation in the online contest at this time. Please sign up for the onsite contest.
Upgrade your account to a free NYRA Bets account to play the online contest. Visit nyrabets.com, login with your credentials, click on your name, then select Upgrade to securely update your account information. Once complete, return to this page to enter the contest (you may have to sign out and sign back in on the contest page).Upgrade Now
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