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Thumb_grening David Grening , 2019-02-13 - DRF Live Posted : Feb 13, 2019, 11:27 AM

NYRA establishes a turf Triple Crown for males and females

The New York Racing Association is instituting a turf Triple Crown for both 3-year-old males and females in 2019.

The Turf Trinity, for males, will consist of the Grade 1 Belmont Derby (at 1 1-4 miles on July 6), the Saratoga Derby (at 1 3-16 miles on Aug. 4) and the Jockey Club Derby (at 1 1-2 miles on Sept. 7 at Belmont Park). The purse of each race will be $1 million and the Jockey Club Derby has been designated a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, to be held this year on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

The Turf Tiara, for females, will consist of the Belmont Oaks (at 1 1-4 miles on July 7), the Saratoga Oaks (at 1 3-16 miles on Aug. 2) and the Jockey Club Oaks (at 1 3-8 miles on Sept. 7 at Belmont Park). The purse of each of those races will be $750,000.

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