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BELMONT STAKES Horse Racing Pinnacle JUNE 8 - 14, 2016

AN ANTON MEDIA GROUP SPECIAL

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Belmont Stakes Events The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival has bloomed into a nine-day extravaganza, with or without the intensity of the Nyquist vs. Exaggerator rematch on June 11. Here are some of the highlight community events leading into the Stakes finale:

Wednesday, June 8

The Belmont Stakes position draw will be held at Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Invitation only, live streaming at www. nyra.com

Thursday, June 9

The New York Racing Association will kick off the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival by honoring local civic leaders, elected officials and organizations supporting Nassau County with the Annual Community Day celebration. Live racing commences at 1 p.m. and features three stakes races: the $200,000 Belmont Coronation Invitational, the $200,000 Astoria for 2-year-old fillies and the $150,000 Intercontinental.

Friday, June 10

Live racing commences at 12:50 p.m. and features 11 races and five stakes races. The Taste NY Festival and Food Truck Village will be available all day, in addition to the country music duo Maddie & Tae concert following the day’s races. Then check out the Garden City Belmont Stakes Festival for family activities, food and fun celebrating the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes, on Seventh Avenue in Garden City, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

Admission gates open at 8:30 a.m. Live racing commences at 11:35 a.m. and features 10 stakes races, including the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes. Longines “Most Elegant Woman” contest runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the paddock terrace. The United States Military Academy at West Point musicians will perform the national anthem and pay tribute to servicemen and women in a special performance prior to the running of

the Met Mile. Guests will also enjoy a trackside musical performance from the stars of the hit Broadway musical Beautiful. A featured performance by Daughtry is scheduled prior to the running of the Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown jockey autograph signing: Jockeys Steve Cauthen, Ron Turcotte and Jean Cruguet will be signing autographs for fans on the first floor of the grandstand by the Secretariat mural from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Two food truck festival areas in the backyard and near the top of the stretch will feature more than 30 of the most popular New York-area trucks.

Sunday, June 12

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Check out the Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival for family activities, food, music and fun celebrating the

Belmont Park is located at 2150 Hempstead Tpke. in Elmont. Visit www.nyra.com for more details. —Compiled by Christy Hinko

sinking in.” “Honestly, the hard part in getting the horses to this level is the year of preparation in getting here,” said Trainer Desormeaux. “Keeping them happy. Keeping them refreshed. Massages. Sponge baths. Good grooms and great meals. It gets real simple after you do this. The real work is done.” The trainer said he thought Exaggerator might have an edge in the Belmont, the longest of the three Triple Crown races, based on pedigree.

Desormeaux’s brother, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, will be aboard as he goes for his second win in the Belmont. The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will officially kick off starting Thursday, June 9 and will feature 19 stakes races over a three-day period with nearly $10 million in total purses. The festival will also feature world-class entertainment, premium hospitality and numerous activities for fans of all ages. Visit www.nyra. com for more information.

Preakness Winner Exaggerator Looks To Claim Belmont Stakes BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF

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Preakness winner Exaggerator has arrived at Belmont Park to claim victory over the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. Exaggerator, who had been 0-for-4 against Nyquist heading into Preakness at Pimlico Race Course on May 21, got the best of his rival with a late-charging, rail-skimming run through the mud that carried him to a 3 ½-length victory over Cherry Wine, with Nyquist coming in third and suffering his first career defeat in nine starts. Many had hoped to see the rivalry continue between Nyquist and Exaggerator at Belmont, but it was determined that Nyquist would scratch Belmont due to inconclusive blood tests following the close of Preakness. The probables, including Brody’s Cause, Cherry Wine, Creator,

Exaggerator, Destin, Governor Malibu, Lani, Suddenbreakingnews, for this week’s Belmont Stakes prepare for the 1½-mile Belmont, the centerpiece of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from June 9-11. The questionable entries for the June 11 race include Stradivari, Wild About Deb, and Trojan Nation. Exaggerator enjoyed treats of carrots and apples last weekend as trainer Keith Desormeaux tried to take in the significance of his first classic win and what awaits the colt in New York. “I’m still processing it all,” he said. “The dream is to be able to compete at this level. To have a horse that is consistent, to have the ability to compete at this level. Winning the thing, we do our best, honestly. We prepare and hope and make sure we’ve done all we can to get the horse to the race in the best shape we can. The actual feeling of winning is actually, honestly, still


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Spring Fling Hat Luncheon And Fashion Show Coverage The Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA) recently held its annual Spring Fling Hat Luncheon and Fashion Show on June 2 at the Garden City Hotel in honor of Theresa Elmore Behrendt and Jacqueline Goode. BCCA provides an early childhood education and development program at Anna House located at Belmont Park, for the children of the New York thoroughbred racing backstretch workers at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track and Saratoga Race Course. In addition to early childhood education program, BCCA serves as a continual resource to graduates through its after-school tutoring and enrichment program for elementary and middle school Week 19 (5-11) -Anton Garden City Life:Layout 1 5/6/16 10:57 AM Page 1 students. (Photos by Tab Hauser)

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Where To Eat Near Belmont Park BY CHRISTY HINKO

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Of course there are at least a dozen dining options inside of Belmont Park. But for Belmont fans and guests who want to check out the surrounding neighborhoods, here are 10 nearby dining options, as suggested by Anton readers and local residents, while you are waiting for your horse to win on Stakes Day, Saturday, June 11.

Frankly Thai has some amazing dishes. (Photo by Betsy Abraham)

Trinity also offers OTB Fast Track

Park Place Restaurant & Bar

41 Covert Ave. in Floral Park www.parkplacefp.com • 516-775-9004 American

Croxley Ales Ale House

129 New Hyde Park Rd. in Franklin Square www.croxley.com • 516-326-9542 American bar, grill

Brews Brothers Grille

183 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Square www.brewsbrothersgrille.com • 516-216-5008 American bar, grill

King Umberto

www.kingumberto.com • 516-352-8391 1343 Hempstead Tpke. in Elmont

Floral Park Diner

142 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park www.floralparkdiner.com • 516-307-8877 Diner

Croxley Ales is well-known for its wings.

Stop 20 Diner

1336 Hempstead Tpke. in Elmont 516-358-7142 Diner

Italian, pizzeria

Trinity Restaurant & Bar

190 Jericho Tpke. in Floral Park www.trinityrestaurant.com • 516-358-5584 Irish, American, bar, also has Nassau

Sempre Fame Gourmet Grill & BBQ Catering

374 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park www.semprefame.com • 516-488-7900 Grill, barbecue

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Frankly Thai

959 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square www.franklythai.com • 516-616-4393 Thai

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Plattduetsche has three dining options, a formal restaurant, a biergarten menu and an outdoor quick serve. (Photo by Christy Hinko)

Pot roast and cheddar covered fries at Trinity Restaurant

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