June 5, 2015 by Diniquette
So I have to confess….I love the ponies! This weekend is the Belmont Stakes, so I thought I’d share some facts about my 2 favorite things: New York and Horse racing:
*The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the Triple Crown races; it predates the Preakness by 6 years and predates the Kentucky Derby by 8.
*The Belmont is also known as: “the run for the carnations”, because the winner is draped by a blanket of white carnations.
*The traditional theme song used to be: “Sidewalks of New York” but it was changed, (along with its traditional cocktail), to appeal to a younger crowd. The new theme song is: “NEW YORK, NEW YORK”…(I’m not sure if it’s Liza or Frank, but I’m Frank ALL THE WAY).
*The cocktail was changed from THE WHITE CARNATION to THE BELMONT BREEZE; the recipe is listed below.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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