Stakes Recap
Oct 23, 2016

Royal Posse reigns in Empire Classic 'Cap, Bar of Gold solid in Distaff on Empire Showcase Day

NYRA Press Office

Belmont Park celebrated all things New York with its annual Empire Showcase Day, a unique 11-race all-state-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses, despite the forecasted rain on Saturday afternoon as Royal Posse vindicated his narrow defeat in last year's $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap with a 3 ½-length score over Governor Malibu in the day's featured race and Bar of Gold splashed home a runaway winner of the $250,000 Empire Distaff.