For registered New York-breds, Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park in October had traditionally been the marquee event to parade New York-bred progeny -- a day of great racing and fun coupled with family festivities and New York's finest products and services. Inspired by the success and popularity of the October Showcase, in 2013 NYRA added Big Apple Showcase Day to the Belmont calendar to be held the Saturday before the running of the Belmont Stakes. 2014 saw the addition of Saratoga Showcase Day.

Big Apple Showcase: May 31, 2014

Mike Lee 3YO $125,000 7 Furlongs
Bouwerie F3YO $125,000 7 Furlongs
Commentator 3&UP $200,000 1 Mile
Critical Eye F&M 3&UP $200,000 1 Mile
Kingston 3&UP $125,000 1 Mile (Turf)
Mount Vernon F&M 3&UP $125,000 1 Mile (Turf)

 

Saratoga Showcase: August 24, 2014

Albany 3YO $250,000 1 1/8 Miles
Fleet Indian F3YO $200,000 1 1/8 Miles
West Point 3&UP $150,000 1 1/16 (Turf)
Yaddo F&M3&UP $150,000 1 1/16 (Turf)
Funny Cide 2YO $200,000 6 1/2 Furlongs
Seeking the Ante F2YO $200,000 6 1/2 Furlongs

Empire Showcase: October 18, 2014

Empire Classic 3&UP $300,000 1 1/8 Miles
Empire Distaff F&M3&UP $250,000 1 1/16 Miles
Mohawk 3&UP $200,000 1 1/16 (Turf)
Ticonderoga F&M 3&UP $200,000 1 1/16 (Turf)
Sleepy Hollow 2YO $250,000 1 Mile
Maid of the Mist F2YO $250,000 1 Mile
Hudson 3&UP $150,000 6 1/2 Furlongs
Iroquois F&M 3&UP $150,000 6 1/2 Furlongs

 

Bertram F. Bongard

 

Wired Bryan

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: Anstu Stables, Inc.
Bred by: Anstu Farm LLC
Joseph A. Gimma

 

Miss Narcissist

Ridden by: Junior Alvarado
Owned by: Acqua Nova Stable, Winter Park Partners & Linda Rice
Bred by: Tony Grey
Hudson

 

Palace

Ridden by: Cornelio Velasquez
Owned by: Antonino Miuccio
Bred by: The Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust Dated 2/28/02
Iroquois

 

Cluster of Stars

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Turtle Bird Stable
Bred by: Michael McPoland & Sean Finn
Mohawk

 

King Kreesa

Ridden by: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Owned by: Gerald & Susan Kresa
Bred by: Horse Partners
Ticonderoga

 

Effie Trinket

Ridden by: Luis Saez
Owned by: Patsy C. Symons
Bred by: McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC
Empire Classic

 

Saratoga Snacks

Ridden by: Joel Rosario
Owned by: August Dawn Farm
Bred by: Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen
Mike Lee

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Amberjack

Ridden by: Junior Alvarado
Owned by: Peachtree Stable
Bred by: Dixie Farm
Bouwerie

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Lovely Syn

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Joemar Racing Stables
Bred by: Joemar Racing Stables, LLC
Affirmed Success

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Saginaw

Ridden by: Junior Alvarado
Owned by: Drawing Away Stable & David Jacobson
Bred by: Ted Taylor
Dancing Renee

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Clear Pasaj

Ridden by: Jose L. Ortiz
Owned by: AnJes Farm
Bred by: AnJes Farm
Kingston

Photo: Adam Coglianese

King Kreesa

Ridden by: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Owned by: Gerald & Susan Kresa
Bred by: Horse Partners
Mount Vernon

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Shakeira

Ridden by: Rajiv Maragh
Owned by: Michael Dubb & Bethlehem Stables LLC
Bred by: Joda Farm LLC
Commentator

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Readtheprospectus

Ridden by: Junior Alvarado
Owned by: Klaravich Stables, Inc. & William H.Lawrence
Bred by: Howard Nolan Jr.
Bertram F. Bongard

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Weekend Hideaway

Ridden by: Jose Lezcano
Owned by: Red and Black Stable
Bred by: Flying Zee Stables
Joseph A. Gimma

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Matchmadeinheaven

Ridden by: Jose Lezcano
Owned by: Merrylegs Farm
Bred by: Merrylegs Farm North LLC
Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Mine Over Matter

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Chester & Mary Broman
Bred by: Chester & Mary Broman
Iroquois

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Willet

Ridden by: Rajiv Maragh
Owned by: James H. Iselin, Charlotte Assoulin & Eli Gindi
Bred by: Michael T. Martin
McMahon of Saratoga Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Unbridled Command

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Lakland Farm
Bred by: Sequel Thoroughbreds LLC & A. Lakin & Sons Inc.
Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Hessonite

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: William J. Punk, Jr. & Philip DiLeo
Bred by: Berkshire Stud & Waterville Lake Stables Limited, LLC
Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Lunar Victory

Ridden by: Junior Alvarado
Owned by: Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
Bred by: William Parsons Jr. & David S. Howe
Bertram F. Bongard

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Night Maneuver

Ridden by: Ryan Curatolo
Owned by: Flying Zee Stable
Bred by: Nustar Breeding LLC
Bluegrass Cat Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Compliance Officer

Ridden by: Alex O. Solis
Owned by: La Marca Stable
Bred by: Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
Joseph A. Gimma

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Bellacourt

Ridden by: Corey S. Nakatani
Owned by: George and Stephanie Autry
Bred by: Cheryl A Prudhomme & Dr. Michael T Gallivan
Posse Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

General Maximus

Ridden by: Corey S. Nakatani
Owned by:

Goldmark Farm, MichaelImperio, and Elizabeth Loftus

Bred by:

Jill and Dominque Imperio

Justenuffhumor Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Hessonite

Ridden by: Ramon A. Dominguez
Owned by: William J. Punk, Jr. and Philip DiLeo
Bred by: Berkshire Stud and Waterville Lake Stables Limited, LLC
McMahon Adena Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Haynesfield

Ridden by: Ramon A. Dominguez
Owned by: Turtle Bird Stable
Bred by: Barry Weisbord & Margaret Santulli
Friendly Island Iroquois

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Risky Rachel

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Sanford Bacon
Bred by: Sanford Bacon
The Sleepy Hollow

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Bandbox

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Hillwood Stable LLC
Bred by: New Dawn Thoroughbreds & Aron Yagoda
The Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Pocket Cowboys

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: Scott M. Schwartz
Bred by: Scott M. Schwartz
The Maid of The Mist

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Sentimental Lass

Ridden by: Rajiv Maragh
Owned by: J Z B Racing Stable LLC
Bred by: Windhorse Thoroughbreds LLC
The Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

General Maximus

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Goldmark Farm, Michael Imperio & Elizabeth Loftus
Bred by: Jill & Dominque Imperio
The Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

You Go West Girl

Ridden by: Jose Lezcano
Owned by: Craig Bernick
Bred by: Gallaghers Stud Inc.
The Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Friend Or Foe

Ridden by: Alex Solis
Owned by: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
Bred by: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
The Iroquois

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Meese Rocks

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Henry, Joseph & Jamie Terranova
Bred by: Robert W. Misa Jr.
The Sleepy Hollow

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Fenway Faithful

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Klaravich Stables Inc. & W. H. Lawrence
Bred by: Jeffrey Tucker
The Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Banrock

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Nyala Farm
Bred by: Kathleen O'Connell & Nyala Farm
The Maid of The Mist

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Mineralogist

Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux
Owned by: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
Bred by: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
The Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Driven by Success

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Repole Stable
Bred by: New Dawn Stud LLC
The Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

You Go West Girl

Ridden by: Jose Lezcano
Owned by: Craig Bernick
Bred by: Gallaghers Stud Inc.
The Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Haynesfield

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Turtle Bird Stable
Bred by: Barry Weisbord & Margaret Santulli
The Iroquois

Photo: Susie Raisher

Rightly So

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Zayat Stables LLC
Bred by: Sequel 2003
The Sleepy Hollow

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Trinity Magic

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: James C. & Treasa L. Donnan
Bred by: Sugar Maple Farm
The Iroquois

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Ice Cool Kitty

Ridden by: Michael Luzzi
Owned by: Lansdon Robbins III & Kevin M. Callahan
Bred by: William N. Garbarini
The Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Logic Way

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: Louis J. Marino, Ralph DePalma & Anthony Bertucci
Bred by: A. Lakin & Sons
The Maid of the Mist

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Stormy's Smile

Ridden by: Jose Lezcano
Owned by: Francis Paolangeli
Bred by: Francis Paolangeli
The Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Stormin Normandy

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: IEAH Stables, Andrew Cohen, & Pegasus Holding Group Stables LLC
Bred by: Fiddlers Green Stable
The Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Love Cove

Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux
Owned by: Laue Ranch
Bred by: David Cassidy
The Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Stud Muffin

Ridden by: Alan Garcia
Owned by: Louis Zito, John Crean & James Romanelli
Bred by: Majesty Stud LLC
The Sleepy Hollow

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Giant Moon

Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux
Owned by: Albert Fried Jr.
Bred by: Albert Fried Jr.
The Iroquois

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Karakorum Starlet

Ridden by: Garrett Gomez
Owned by: Karakorum Farm
Bred by: Jim Jam Thoroughbreds & Marvin Little Jr.
The Mohawk

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Al Basha

Ridden by: Rafael Bejarano
Owned by: Bembridge Farm
Bred by: Patricia Staskowski Purdy
The Maid of the Mist

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Expect the End

Ridden by: Rafael Bejarano
Owned by: IEAH Stables, Sanford Goldfarb, Michael Dubb, Cast of Characters Stable
Bred by: Sez Who Thoroughbreds
The Hudson

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Ferocious Fires

Ridden by: Ramon Dominguez
Owned by: Sanford Goldfarb, Ira Davis & William Vidro
Bred by: Sanford Goldfarb
The Ticonderoga

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rewrite

Ridden by: Garrett Gomez
Owned by: Amherst Stable
Bred by: Amherst Stable LLC
The Empire Classic

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Dr. V's Magic

Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux
Owned by: Majesty Stud
Bred by: Majesty Stud LLC
The Sleepy Hollow

Chief's Lake

Ridden by: Garrett Gomez
Owned by: Vinery Stables
Bred by: Eaton and Thorne Inc.
The Iroquois

No Reason

Ridden by: Garret Gomez
Owned by: Winter Park Partners
Bred by: Becky Thomas & Lewis Lakin
The Mohawk

Certifiably Crazy

Ridden by: Cornelio Velasquez
Owned by: Double S Stable
Bred by: Duane Kilbride & Roger Kilbride
The Maid of the Mist

Grand Merger

Ridden by: Kent J. Desormeaux
Owned by: Chester & Mary Broman
Bred by: Chester & Mary Broman
The Hudson

Gold and Roses

Ridden by: Garrett Gomez
Owned by: Henry Gregory
Bred by: Seth Gregory
The Ticonderoga

Finlandia

Ridden by: Kent Desormeaux
Owned by: Nyala Farm
Bred by: Kathleen O'Connell & Nyala Farm
The Empire Classic

Organizer

Ridden by: Eibar Coa
Owned by: Majesty Stud
Bred by: Majesty Stud
The Sleepy Hollow

Sharp Humor

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: Puredel Stable
Bred by: Patricia Purdy
The Iroquois

Seeking the Ante

Ridden by: Mike Luzzi
Owned by: Chester & Mary Broman
Bred by: Chester & Mary Broman
The Mohawk

Win With Beck

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Stewart Hoffman
Bred by: Stewart Hoffman
The Maid of The Mist

Cinderella's Dream

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: WinStar Farm
Bred by: Sez Who Thoroughbreds
The Hudson

Friendly Island

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: Anstu Stable
Bred by: Kildare Stud & Adrian Regan
The Ticonderoga

Rahy's Appeal

Ridden by: Jerry Bailey
Owned by: Gallagher's Stud
Bred by: Gallagher's Stud
The Empire Classic

Spite the Devil

Ridden by: Javier Castellano
Owned by: Hardwicke Stable (Elisabeth Jerkens)
Bred by: Elisabeth R. Jerkens
The Sleepy Hollow

Galloping Grocer

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: Robert Rosenthal & Estate of Ira Waldbaum
Bred by: Robert Rosenthal & Estate of Ira Waldbaum
The Iroquois

Sugar Punch

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: IEAH Stable, Joe Torre, Robert Speranza & Robert Petronella
Bred by: D'Arrigo & Lynch Racing LLC
The Mohawk

Irish Colonial

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: Blue Sky Farm & Fred Martin
Bred by: Blue Sky Farm & Fred Martin
The Maid of The Mist

Pelham Bay

Ridden by: Shaun Bridgmohan
Owned by: Evelyn Pollard
Bred by: John Hettinger
The Hudson

Friendly Island

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: Anstu Stable
Bred by: Kildare Stud & Adrian Regan
The Ticonderoga

On the Bus

Ridden by: Pablo Fragoso
Owned by: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Bred by: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
The Empire Classic

Spite the Devil

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: Hardwicke Stable (Elisabeth Jerkens)
Bred by: Elisabeth R. Jerkens
The Sleepy Hollow

Friends Lake

Ridden by: Richard Migliore
Owned by: Chester & Mary Broman
Bred by: Chester & Mary Broman
The Iroquois

Princess Dixie

Ridden by: Mike Luzzi
Owned by: James F. Edwards
Bred by: CBF Corp (James F. Edwards)
The Mohawk

Quiet Ruler

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: R. Sarf & Old Brookside Stable
Bred by: Gallagher's Stud
The Maid of The Mist

Capeside Lady

Ridden by: John Velazquez
Owned by: So Madcapt Stable
Bred by: Becky Thomas & Lewis Lakin
The Hudson

One N Three

Ridden by: Shaun Bridgmohan
Owned by: D & B Stable
Bred by: Andrew Kruger
The Ticonderoga

Lady Bi Bi

Ridden by: Jose Santos
Owned by: Tri County Stables
Bred by: Tri County Stables
The Empire Classic

Well Fancied

Ridden by: Edgar Prado
Owned by: S. Goldfarb, S.Hoffman & J. Flesig
Bred by: Seymour Cohn