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New York Bred Empire Classic 2014 at Belmont Park

New York Bred Empire Classic 2014 at Belmont Park: The 2014 Empire Classic will take place on Saturday October 18th at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The Empire Classic is a race for New York bred thoroughbreds three years of age and up and is run on a 1 1/8 dirt track for a purse of $300,000. The Empire Classic Handicap is the 8th race of the day with a 4:08 PM ET post time.

What to do at the 2014 Empire Classic Handicap…

Another featured event at Belmont Park on October 18th is Empire Showcase Day. It lasts all day and it includes New York State Craft and Food Vendors, a pick your own pumpkin patch, a scarecrow hunt, face painting, a hayride, and live music. There will also be 7 other races featured that day. It will be like a big fall festival with the added bonus of a great day of horse racing. People of all ages are welcome to join in all of the fun festivities.

Who to bet on in the 2014 Empire Classic Handicap…

Empire Classic 2014

The Empire Classic will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Belmont Park. The Empire Classic is a race for New York bred thoroughbreds and is run on a 1 1/8 dirt track for a purse of $300,000.
Photo: Coglianese/NYRA

1 Sinistra Velazquez/Grusmark
2 Saratoga Snacks Rosario/Mott
3 Beautyinthepulpit Franco/Rodriguez
4 Effinex Saez/Jerkens
5 So Lonesome Lezcano/Bush
6 Eye Luv Lulu Luzzi/Martin
7 Empire Dreams Ortiz, Jr./Albertrani
8 Sioux Ortiz/Hushion
9 Awesome Vision Alvarado/Albertrani
*Odds & Picks Updated Upon Release

What to wear to the 2014 Empire Classic Handicap…

With a great day of racing and so much fall fun to enjoy at Belmont Park this Saturday; it seems fitting to wear one of fall 2014’s biggest trends, the color orange. We are not talking about looking like an actual pumpkin. This season’s orange pieces are chic and there are a variety of different shades of orange that designers and retailers have presented for the fall 2014 season. Everyone can find the right shade of orange for their skin tone and hair color. Blonds look great in a bright bold orange, whereas dark haired girls might try a more muted earthy orange. Colors that go great with orange are navy blue, beige, tan, and white. Just make sure to avoid paring orange with black, which would be a little too Halloween.

Try a great bright orange fit and flare dress with bow tie front in order to really stand out or this bright orange textured dress. Pair your look with metallic or nude shoes. For those who prefer a more subtle or muted orange tone, try a muted rust colored full orange skirt or a sweet lace collared rust orange dress for the 2014 Empire Classic. If you don’t like earth toned rust orange colors and are not comfortable in bright bold orange, then try a more melon inspired orange, or orange with hints of pink behind it, like a cardigan, which look great on warm skin tones.

With a bright orange look a lace navy hat would look great contrasted with the bright orange. For the earth toned and even the melon toned orange outfits, try paring it with an olive green headpiece, which compliments both the earth toned and melon oranges.

In your on trend orange outfit you will be ready to enjoy a full day of racing and fall festivities at Belmont Park for the 2014 Empire Classic!

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