ADVISORY, June 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The New York Racing Association, Inc. and Team Valor International Founder and CEO Barry Irwin will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square in advance of the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on June 11th.
In honor of the occasion, Barry Irwin, managing owner of Kentucky Derby winner and likely Belmont Stakes favorite Animal Kingdom, will ring the Opening Bell. Sam Grossman (aka "Sam The Bugler"), Belmont Park's mascot Augie, select NYRA executives, and Team Valor International partners will also attend the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA):
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.
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About the Belmont Stakes:
The Belmont Stakes is the third leg of thoroughbred racing's prestigious Triple Crown, also comprising the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The Belmont Stakes is held on an annual basis at Belmont Park in early June, with the 143rd running being held this year on Saturday, June 11. Only eleven horses have swept the Triple Crown, with the most recent being Affirmed in 1978. Belmont Park is operated by The New York Racing Association, Inc., which also operates Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, NY and Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY. Visit www.BelmontStakes.com, the official online home of the Belmont Stakes, for more information.
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