Rockville Centre (NYB)
1st Running on Sunday, July 13, 2014
NY-Bred $125,000 6 Furlongs 2YO (Dirt)
The village of Rockville Centre, New York is located just a few miles southeast of Belmont Park. The name is derived from an esteemed early member of the community, Mordecai "Rock" Smith, an 18th century preacher, community leader, blacksmith, farmer, and justice of the peace. It holds a place in pop culture as the setting for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Residents have included turf writer Pete Axthelm, Hall of Fame rider Eddie Arcaro, pop star Billy Idol, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, comedian Amy Schumer, reality television show star Bethenny Frankel, and radio personality Howard Stern.