and NYRA Launch

Elmont, NY — May 5, 2009 — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today launched, a website dedicated to the prestigious third jewel of thoroughbred racing’s storied Triple Crown, scheduled to be run this year for the 141st time on Saturday, June 6 at Belmont Park.

The brand new website, designed by, offers visitors a myriad of great Belmont Stakes content, including videos, podcasts, photo galleries, news, race day information, and a section dedicated to the race’s history. In addition, the website features blogs from four racing experts: Teresa Genaro, Lisa Grimm, and NYRA’s own Jenny Kellner and Andy Serling. The website also allows fans to sign up for the Belmont Stakes Prize Package, offering the chance to win tickets, hotel, and airfare to the 141st Belmont Stakes this year.

"NYRA is dedicated to providing fans with the best possible online content, and is a reflection of that commitment," said NYRA Director of Communications & Media Relations Dan Silver. "This website will allow people to interact with and learn about the Belmont Stakes on an entirely new level." joins a group of NYRA online offerings that includes and, along with NYRA’s official websites on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Youtube.



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About Belmont Stakes

The 64-day Belmont Park Spring/Summer Meet runs April 29 through July 26, with live racing Wednesday through Sunday. On most days, gates open at 11:00 a.m. and first post is at 1:00 p.m. The 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 6. There is no live racing on Mondays or Tuesdays, with the exception of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Belmont Park will also be dark on Wednesday, May 27 and Sunday, June 7. Visit for more information.