Thursday, October 27, 2011

Belmont Park Jockeys Donate “Equipony” to St. Mary’s

More than a dozen of New York’s top jockeys gathered in the winner’s circle at Belmont Park Thursday afternoon to donate an Equicizer riding simulator to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

Originally designed for jockeys to aid in practice and development of their specialized skills, the Equicizer has since been successfully used to conduct therapeutic exercises for children and adults with disabilities, and is used throughout the country in private homes, rehabilitation facilities and therapy centers.

Joining the jockeys in making the presentation to Jan Mitten, Vice President of Development for St. Mary’s, and Angela Sculti, St. Mary’s Director of Community Relations, were Elizabeth Bracken, Vice President of Simulcasting for The New York Racing Association (NYRA), and Sharon Dominguez, wife of NYRA’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez.

Headquartered in Bayside, N.Y., St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children provides intensive rehabilitation, specialized medical care and education for 4,000 children with special needs throughout the New York-metropolitan area.

Photograph of Belmont Park jockeys as they donate a Equicizer riding simulator to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Pictured at left are NYRA Vice President of Simulcasting Elizabeth Bracken, Sharon Dominguez, and Jan Mitten and Angela Sculti of St. Mary’s.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NYRA Hosts Floral Park Art League at Belmont Park

NYRA is proud to host the Floral Park Art League's annual fall show at Belmont Park on October 8th and 9th. The show is located on the third floor of the Clubhouse and all are welcome to stop by anytime from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm on both days.

Friday, October 7, 2011

NYRA Hosts Members of the Cast of War Horse at Belmont Park

NYRA was delighted to host two members of the cast of War Horse. Jonathan MacMillan and Brian Lee Huyhn presented the trophy for the third race on October 7th on behalf of the Tony Award winning show. They watched NYRA track announcer, Tom Durkin, call the second race and they were given a tour of the barn area, courtesy of Kiaran McLaughlin racing.

Floral Park Honors NYRA with Businessperson of the Year Award

I was honored to receive the Businessperson of the Year Award which was presented to me at the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Awards and Legislative Breakfast on October 7th by the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce.
NYRA works closely with the local community to address the needs of the residents and provide opportunities for them to enjoy Belmont Park on their annual Community Day.
NYRA sponsors the annual Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival and sponsors the Floral Park Art League's annual Spring and Fall Art Shows.
It was a great pleasure to receive this recognition on behalf of NYRA!