Tag: Belmont Park

With No Triple Crown Hopeful, Smaller Crowd Expected at 2016 Belmont...

Every summer since 1904, crowds have stampeded to Belmont Park in Elmont to see the Belmont Stakes—the weekend-long horse racing festival that aficionados dubbed the “test of the champion.” The championship track—1.5 miles of brown dirt, contrasting starkly with the some of the greenest infield grass around—is the final leg in the quest for horse racing’s Triple Crown, one of the most elusive feats to capture in sports, which makes the Belmont Stakes so special. The goal? To win all the three major horse racing competitions in succession. It’s happened just 12 times since 1919—most recently last June, when American Pharaoh become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. But this time, there is no chance of a horse winning the Triple Crown.

13 Movies Filmed on Long Island That Won Oscars

From The Godfather to Citizen Kane, here's a recap of flicks shot locally that won Academy Awards.

Belmont Stakes History? California Chrome Spreads Triple Crown Fever in Nassau

“This is really a great, spectacular sporting event where the world’s eyes are on Nassau County."
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