In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The New York Racing Association,
Inc. will host a float in the 50th annual Hispanic Day Parade on Sunday,
October 13, in New York City. The parade will include more than 10,000
participants showcasing their pride with festive apparel and live music.
lively event will showcase many aspects of Hispanic culture with
celebrity appearances, musical performances, marching bands and
traditional costumes. Riding on NYRA's float will be the retired,
multiple-Eclipse-Award-winning rider, Ramon Dominguez, who will
represent the jockey colony from Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and
Saratoga Race Course. Dominguez, a native of Venezuela, will be
accompanied by children from the Belmont Child Care Association,
representatives from The Race Track Chaplaincy of New York and members
of the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.).
parade provides an opportunity to support a demographic that is closely
connected to our sport," said Rodnell Workman, NYRA Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer. "We look forward to celebrating the parade's
50th anniversary with the Hispanic community."
than one million parade goers will watch as floats, musical groups and
community leaders make their way down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan between
44th and 77th Streets. The event, which will be broadcast live in both
English and Spanish on multiple media outlets, kicks off at 11:00 a.m.
and concludes at 5:00 p.m.