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With most of the sports world still idle in the midst of Covid-19, horse racing grabbed the spotlight Saturday evening with the Belmont Stakes serving as the opening leg of the Triple Crown for the first time in history. more
Jay Hegi has only missed a handful of Belmont Stakes since 1978 when he witnessed a classic in his first experience at the event as Affirmed nipped Alydar to complete the Triple Crown. more
Girls on the Run Long Island, part of a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls, had 750 runners participate in its 5K run last fall and expected to surpass 1,000 for this spring’s event scheduled for June 20 on the campus of Hofstra University. more
Originally scheduled to open April 24 for a 51-day spring/summer meet, live thoroughbred racing at Belmont Park got underway Wednesday, June 3 with all health and safety protocols in place and without fans. more
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced live racing, to be conducted without spectators, will return Wednesday, June 3, at Belmont Park. more
For the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes will be the opening leg of the Triple Crown, as New York Racing Association officials announced on May 19 that the Stakes will be held on June 20 … more
It’s been quite a ride for Gary Contessa. After 35 years as a thoroughbred racehorse trainer, Contessa, who grew up in Merrick, decided it was time — not to retire, but to close one chapter of his career. more
 Elmont resident Amira Chichakly, a longtime assistant to recently retired trainer Gary Contessa, said she is looking forward to saddling her first starter when live thoroughbred … more
Gyms, bowling centers and movie theatres remain closed, but the topic of golf being a safer form of entertainment and exercise during the coronavirus pandemic has bounced around in recent weeks. more
It’s game over for public high school spring sports on Long Island for 2020. Any hopes for even a modified season were dashed Tuesday afternoon when health and safety concerns led athletic administrators and school superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk counties to announced the cancellation of the spring sports season. more
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