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Article: Why This Is the Year for Your First Belmont Trip — The Sports Section

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Having been to Belmont on many Belmont Stakes days, I can wholeheartedly recommend it.  Belmont is majestic and a reminder if the glory days of racing.

Why This Is the Year for Your First Belmont Trip — The Sports Section
http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2011/06/why_this_is_the_year_for_your.html

New York City Racing Association officials are “hopeful” that the Belmont Stakes will draw around 60,000 people this year. Some perspective: When Smarty Jones ran for the Triple Crown in 2004, twice as many crammed the racetrack. Tucked into a modest Daily Racing Form story about crowd predictions is this comment from Charles Hayward, president of the NYRA: “I still think there’s 3,000 to 5,000 people that are going to come out as a result of the closure of New York City OTB.” When you’re pinning your attendance hopes on 3,000 former OTB diehards, it’s an off year.

(via Instapaper)

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