The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released the logo for
the 2014 Belmont Stakes, which will be contested for the 146th time on
June 7 at Belmont Park.
logo features the Manhattan skyline in a design that forms the shape of
the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Centering the skyline is the iconic
Empire State Building. In front of the crown is the silhouette of a
horse and jockey, and below are the name of the race and its date and
primary objective was to create a logo that reinforces our New York
connection," said Rodnell Workman, NYRA Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer. "We believe this design provides that, both with the
New York skyline and the nod to the Statue of Liberty."
The 2014 Belmont Stakes logo was designed by Kevin House of Kevin Creative (http://www.kevincreative.com).
Grade 1 Belmont Stakes is the final jewel of the Triple Crown and will
be broadcast live on NBC. The 1 ½-mile "Test of the Champion" is the
longest race of the series and in the past decade has been won by
champions Afleet Alex, Rags to Riches, and Summer Bird. In 2013, Hall of
Fame jockey Mike Smith guided Palace Malice to victory in the Belmont
Stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Dogwood Stable.