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Favored Saratoga Snacks grabbed the lead turning for home and held off a late challenge from Bigger Is Bettor on Saturday afternoon to win the $250,000 Empire Classic, the centerpiece of Belmont Park's Empire Showcase Day presented by The Fund.Read More
Dozens of the fastest New York-breds will convene on Saturday for seven stakes worth $1.25 million on Empire Showcase Day presented by the Fund, Belmont Park's annual fall celebration of the best of New York.Read More
Odds-on favorite Lunar Victory outkicked a game Saratoga Snacks in a dramatic stretch duel and hit the wire 1 ¼ lengths in front to take Saturday’s $250,000 Empire Classic, the centerpiece of New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park.Read More
Haynesfield made a triumphant return to the winner’s circle at Belmont Park on Saturday, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and holding off Green Monster in the Empire Classic.Read More
  • Winplacsho · It was a nice effort by Haynesfield off the bench, but I don't know what Solis was doing on Green Monster. Go back & watch that race and I think you'll agree Green Monster was probably best. · 910 days ago ·
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It rained on Belmont Day. It was cloudy on Travers Day. It rained on Jockey Club Gold Cup day.  But this Saturday is New York Showcase day, and it looks like we’re going to get perfect autumn weather on the day that to me embodies fall racing in New York.…Read More
Last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup hero Haynesfield makes his much anticipated return in Saturday's Empire Classic at Belmont Park. Read More
The $200,000 McMahon Adena Empire Classic is the centerpiece of seven stakes races for New York-breds on NYRA's annual New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park on October 22. Heading the field for the 1 1/8-mile race is multiple graded-stakes winner Haynesfield, who will seek a repeat of his 2009 victo...Read More
Heavily favored Friend Or Foe returned to the winner’s circle Saturday afternoon with a front-running, stakes-record victory in the 35th running of the $200,000 Empire Classic for New York-breds, the centerpiece of New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park.   Trained by John Kimmel for Chester and...Read More
John Kimmel will have a pair of leading contenders on New York Showcase Day as the trainer is scheduled to saddle Friend Or Foe in the $200,000 Empire Classic and Uncle T Seven in the $125,000 Mohawk on October 23.   The Empire Classic at 1 1/8 miles on the main track will be Friend Or Foe’s f...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video10/19/13Bel111 1/8 mD03+ M (S)Empire ClassicSaratoga SnacksBigger Is BettorMoneyinyour Pocket1:48.79
View Details10/20/12Bel91 1/8 mD03+ MEmpire ClassicLunar VictorySaratoga SnacksSailmate1:49.70
View DetailsView Video10/22/11Bel91 1/8 mD03+ M (S)Empire ClassicHaynesfieldGreen MonsterJohannesburg Smile1:49.08
View DetailsView Video10/23/10Bel91 1/8 mD03+ M (S)Empire ClassicFriend Or FoeIcabad CraneWishful Tomcat1:46.94
View Details10/24/09Bel101 1/8 mD03+ M (S)Empire ClassicHaynesfieldRuffinoUndocumented1:50.76
View Details10/18/03Bel101 1/8 mD03+ M (S)Empire ClassicWell FanciedGanderMr. Determined1:49.49
View Details11/08/52Jam61 3/16 mD03 MEmpire ClassicTom FoolMarcadorRoaring Bull1:58.00