The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Ltd. today formally requested the New York
State Racing and Wagering Board to investigate unusual circumstances
relating to the winning Pick Six wagers made Saturday at the Catskill
Region OTB (New York) in connection with Saturday's 19th running of the
Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park.
The request was made Monday morning by letter from NTRA Commissioner Tim
Smith and Breeders' Cup President D.G. Van Clief to New York State
Racing and Wagering Board Chairman Michael Hoblock.
According to information provided the NTRA, each of the winning tickets
involved single picks for the first four Pick Six races followed by
"all" selections for the final two races. The unusual nature of the
winning wagers prompted the Breeders' Cup's request for a thorough
"Our obligation in this case clearly is to protect the customer and the
integrity of the process," said Breeders' Cup President D.G. Van Clief.
"We are simply asking for a complete and rapid investigation by the
proper authorities to determine the facts and to maintain confidence in
all aspects of our competition."
Breeders' Cup officials noted that their concerns related to possible
electronic manipulation of wagering data and not to the racing
Breeders' Cup and Arlington Park have withheld payment to Catskill
Region OTB pending the results of the investigation.
Breeders' Cup Wagering - a new record for total handle was set, but an investigation has been requested into the strange circumstances surrounding the winning Pick 6 wagers placed at an OTB in New York NEW!