Thursday, September 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: TVG Super Saturday at Belmont Park to feature Tom Durkin autograph session and bobble head, Food Truck Festival and six graded stakes worth $3.4 million

The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Contact: John Durso, Jr.

Director of Communications & Media Relations



Saturday's Belmont Park festivities to feature Tom Durkin tribute in addition to food trucks, family fun and six graded stakes worth $3.4 million

            The best in horse racing, broadcasting and mobile cuisine

WHAT:           TVG Super Saturday at Belmont Park

WHERE:        Belmont Park

  2150 Hempstead Turnpike

  Elmont, NY 11003


WHEN:          Saturday, September 27

Gates open 11 a.m., first race post time 12:50 p.m.




  • The recently retired legendary racecaller Tom Durkin will sign autographs beginning at 1 p.m. for the first 200 fans securing a free voucher, available starting at noon in the Grandstand's main concourse, located on the first floor in front of the Secretariat mural across from the Customer Service booth.
  • The first 6,000 fans will receive a commemorative Tom Durkin bobble head free with paid admission, while supplies last.
  • Horseplayers, families and fans can enjoy some of the best mobile food in the area, while engaging in numerous family fun activities for all ages.
  • On track, the 11-race card will feature six graded stakes worth $3.4 million, anchored by the 94th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.



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