The GII John A. Nerud S., a 'Win and You're In' event for the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, and the 10-furlong GII Suburban H. will be moved up one week to the July 4 card at Belmont Park and will be televised on NBC.
“By moving these races up one week, we'll be able to showcase the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival to a national audience on NBC,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA CRO and President of NYRA Bets.
The July 4 card will also include the Manila S., a one-mile turf test for 3-year-olds. The 6 1/2-furlong GIII Victory Ride S. for sophomore fillies, originally slated for July 4, will be moved to Belmont's July 11 card, which also includes the Turf Triple series, featuring the GI Belmont Derby Invitational and the GI Belmont Oaks Invitational.
NYRA's 51-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 58 total stakes races worth $18.65 million begins Apr. 24 and continues through July 12. Saratoga kicks off its 40-day meet July 16.
To view the full Belmont Park spring/summer stakes schedule, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/stakes-schedule/.