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Another 'Big' success story for NYRA

Updated: July 5, 2014, 8:18 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

On a day when some people would like to see the New York Racing Association run the Belmont Stakes, a considerably smaller but nonetheless enthusiastic crowd turned out to watch "a big day" of racing unfold on a beautiful July afternoon.

Granted, there were only 11,184 persons on hand at Belmont Park for the inaugural Stars and Stripes Day -- compared to more than 102,000 on Belmont Stakes Day -- and the purse money was about half of what was at stake a month earlier when the final ...

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