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Empire Showcase Day


New York Bred Racing

The spotlight will shine on the Empire State on Saturday, October 24, when the top New York-breds gather at Belmont Park to complete in eight stakes races worth $1.75 million, highlighted by the $300,000 Empire Classic at 1 1/8 miles with a special first post time of 12:25 pm. Stakes schedule to include:

  • Ticonderoga
  • Empire Classic
  • Hudson
  • Iroquois
  • Mohawk
  • Empire Distaff
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Maid of the Mist

Family Fun Activities

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Mechanical Bull Ride
  • Carnival Booths
  • Skeeball Machine
  • Pop-a-shot
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Dance Party
  • Horse Bounce
  • Cow Milking Contest
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Photo Op

*Subject to change

College Day

  • College students to compete in contests for special giveaways and prizes
  • Prizes for Biggest Turnout, Best Dressed, etc.
  • To RSVP for your group, please email us.

Taste NY Food & Craft Vendors

There will be something for the entire family to enjoy at Belmont Park, featuring a wide range of New York State food and craft vendors, including:

  • Food: Chef Giovanni, Cone Connection, e-Desserts, Inc., G&K Sweet Foods, LLC, Guyank Brand, Hungry Hounds Beerscuits, Ms. Michelle's, NY20 Prem Water, Old school Favorites, Pa's Pistols Sweet Hickory & Wing Sauce, Pazdar Beverage Company, LLC
  • Crafts: Kreations for Kids, Handmade Crochet Hats, IM2Handmade Items, Made Especially for you by Aunt Lucy Dday Glasses, Children’s Treasures/Just Bubbly, Asharoken Editions, Guyank Brand, Hudson Harmony II, Dazzling Dichroics, Which Crafters, Origami Owl, My Works of Art, LLC, Simply Beautiful Creations, Horseshoes by Design, Jewelry Accessories by Nellie