LEXINGTON, KY — The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be the beneficiary of a special charity Pick 5 wager featured on CNBC during its next stop on the 1/ST RACING TOUR on Saturday, March 4. The upcoming day of coast-to-coast racing features 13 stakes races including the G1 Santa Anita Handicap and two Triple Crown Preps – Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park and San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
NBC Sports will produce and air a 2-hour telecast from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (ET) on CNBC. Five of the six stakes broadcast on the show will be part of a special All-Graded Stakes 1/ST COAST-TO-COAST PICK 5. The bet is a $1 minimum with a 15% takeout.
1/ST RACING & GAMING and NBC are working together on the special charity Pick 5 bet with the winnings to be allocated to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. NBC reporters Nick Luck and Britney Eurton will team up to face off against NBC analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey in a friendly competition. Each team will have $500 to bet on the Coast-To-Coast Pick 5 with the winnings being donated to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. 1/ST RACING & GAMING will donate $1000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance no matter the outcome of the wagers.
“We are proud to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are always looking for ways to raise awareness and donations to support their great work. This Saturday’s 1/ST RACING TOUR is shaping up to be an epic day of racing. With 13 stakes races and 263 horses entered at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park we thought we’d add to the excitement with a little help from our friends at NBC,” said Aidan Butler, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING & GAMING.
Races included in the Coast-To-Coast Pick 5 are listed below:
|LEG||TRACK||RACE #||POST TIME (ET)|
|Leg A||Gulfstream Park||Race 12||4:37 PM ET|
|Leg B||Santa Anita Park||Race 5||*4:55 PM ET|
|Leg C||Gulfstream Park||Race 13||5:09 PM ET|
|Leg D||Santa Anita Park||Race 6||*5:27 PM ET|
|Leg E||Gulfstream Park||Race 14||5:43 PM ET|
R12 Davona Dale presented by Fan Duel – Gulfstream Park
R5 Buena Vista – Santa Anita
R13 Mac Diarmida – Gulfstream Park
R6 San Felipe – Santa Anita
R14 Fountain of Youth – Gulfstream Park
The Pick 5 tickets will be released Saturday morning at 1/ST RACING & GAMING’s twitter handle
Tune in to CNBC at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, March 4 to watch. We encourage everyone to join in the action!
About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Based in Lexington, KY, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $28.1 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment, media, content and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The company’s consumer facing brand 1/ST (pronounced “First”) powers The Stronach Group’s forward-thinking 1/ST RACING & GAMING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, 1/ST EXPERIENCE, and 1/ST PROPERTIES businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred horse racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING & GAMING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations and gaming offerings at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Rosecroft Raceway (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (GWS) and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is horse racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships and sponsorships. 1/ST PROPERTIES is responsible for the development of the company’s live, work and play communities surrounding its racing venues, including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland). As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred horse racing on and off the track. For more information, please visit www.1st.com or follow @1ST_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram and Facebook.