NYRA, Jockey Club to Host Belmont Bash

The "Rags to Riches Belmont Bash" will benefit two non-profit organizations.

From The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

The "Rags to Riches Belmont Bash," hosted by the New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club, will be held June 5 at the Clubhouse at Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, N.Y. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Belmont Child Care Association. Tickets are $250.

The Bash, named after 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches, will feature a charity casino, dinner, and musical entertainment by the Faze 4 Orchestra. Live and silent auctions will feature such items as an all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas; a VIP trip to the 25th anniversary of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in October; and Rags to Riches’ halter, with a framed photograph of the 2007 Belmont winner signed by trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez.

“The Belmont Bash is always one of the highlights of Belmont Stakes week because it brings people together for the benefit of charitable causes,” NYRA president and chief executive officer Charles Hayward said. “We are proud once again this year to support the important work of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the hard-working families on the backstretch of NYRA’s racetracks through the Belmont Child Care Association.”