by Brian Bohl
Empire 6 jackpot currently stands at $408,304
The New York Racing Association announced today that a mandatory payout for the Empire 6 wager will be paid out following the conclusion of the card on Sunday, October 6 at Belmont Park.
The October 6 card will feature the 129th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, offering a berth to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, and will be highlighted by a pair of Grade 1s: The 72nd edition of the $400,000 one-mile Frizette, with a spot in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on the line, and the 42nd running of the $500,000 Flower Bowl at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf, where the winner will receive an automatic entry into the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.
The Empire 6 requires the bettor to select the first-place finisher of the final six races of the card. On non-mandatory payout days, if one unique ticket exists, then 100% of the net pool, plus the jackpot carryover if applicable, will be paid to the winner. If there is no unique wager selecting the first-place finisher in all six races, then 75% of the day's net pool will be distributed to those who selected the first-place finisher in the greatest number of races. The remainder will be added into the jackpot and carried to the next day's Empire 6.
The jackpot for the Empire 6 entering Thursday's card at Belmont Park stands at $408,304. The Empire 6 will start with Race 3 with an approximate post time of 2:04 p.m. Eastern.