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United Way Of Long Island Donating $30,000 In Gift Cards To Backstretch Workers At Belmont

Backstretch workers at Belmont Park will soon receive some welcome relief in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the form of $50 gift cards donated by United Way of Long Island. The cards, which total more than $30,000 in value, will be distributed to all backstretch workers by members of the¬†Backstretch Employee Service […]

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‘Right Place At The Right Time’: Chaplain Chavez Stepping Up In Times Of Uncertainty

Chaplain Humberto Chavez has a few minutes to spare, or so he thought. It is early afternoon at Belmont Park and Chavez, who heads the New York division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, is in the midst of another work day that he suspects won’t end until nightfall. So it goes with tending […]

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50-Year Flashback: Arts And Letters’ Travers Makes Banner Year For New York Sports

As a 2-year-old, Arts and Letters was good but not outstanding, winning two of his six starts. It was as a 3-year-old in 1969-50 years ago this summer-that the chestnut colt bred and raced by Hall of Famer Paul Mellon, trained by Hall of Famer Elliott Burch and ridden by another Hall of Famer in […]

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