Sunday, June 1, 2014

Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer

The 4th annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer was held on Sunday, June 1st at Belmont Park. Organized by NYRA, Integrated Medical Foundation, and the Greater Long Island Runners Club, this annual event is attended by over 700 runners and raises $100,000 for prostate cancer research.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 Belmont Stakes Parade in Elmont

The Elmont community worked with NYRA to coordinate the 5th Annual Belmont Stakes parade along Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont on Saturday, May 31st. Over 700 parade participants were joined by New York State and Local officials for this annual community event. All of the parade participants joined us for a post parade ceremony in the Marquee Tent and received hot dogs and soda courtesy of NYRA's caterer, Centerplate!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Annual Jockey Visit to Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Jockeys kick-off Belmont Stakes Festival Week with an annual visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! The children received autographed goggles and they rode ponies which were lead by the jockeys.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Belmont Park Community Leaders Join NYRA for the Belmont Park Opening Day Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Paddock

NYRA was proud to host the Belmont Park community leaders for the opening day ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 1st.

I was proud to cut the ribbon to officially open the 2014 Belmont Park meet.

Friday, March 28, 2014

NYRA Hosts the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Aqueduct Racetrack

NYRA was proud to welcome John Miller, CEO American Red Cross of Long Island, to Aqueduct Racetrack. NYRA hosted the annual blood drive which is supported by NYRA employees and Aqueduct Racetrack neighbors. NYRA Vice President, Dave O'Rouke, joined Mr. Miller and American Red Cross volunteers for a trophy presentation following the 1st race on Friday, March 28.

Friday, February 21, 2014


NYRA was proud to support the American Heart Association's GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign. We thank our fans and employees for donating funds to support programs for women which focus on heart disease prevention. NYRA named the 1st race on February 21st and our employees joined in the campaign by wearing RED.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jockeys Join the 2014 MDA Muscle Team

On January 7th, Maylan Studart and Mike Luzzi joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2014 Annual Muscle Team to raise funds for research. NYRA was proud to stand behind our jockeys to support this annual event. Our jockeys joined many other professional athletes who take time out of their busy schedules every year to acknowledge the work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children they represent.