Saturday, June 4, 2011

NYRA and Elmont Host the 2011 Belmont Stakes Parade and Community Day

The 2011 Belmont Stakes parade was a grand success! Over 600 parade participants represented numerous organizations in Elmont as they celebrated the upcoming 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. NYRA President and CEO, Charles Hayward, marched alongside former jockey and NYRA TV Analyst, Richard Migliore. Sam the Bugler, the NYRA starting gate, the NYRA tram as well as State and Local Officials lead the parade to Belmont Park where Elmont residents enjoyed Community Day, courtesy of NYRA. The Elmont Chamber of Commerce sold the trophy presentations on the day which highlighted local businesses. Over 800 residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon at beautiful Belmont Park.