It's Triple Crown fever at Northfield Park

06:59 PM 04 Jun 2012 NZST
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This Saturday at Northfield Park you can watch and wager on the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes. Does Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another have what it takes to become the 12th winner of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown?

Doors open early at 10:30 am on Belmont Day with the first race on the Belmont undercard scheduled for 11:35 am. Advance wagering on the Belmont will be available, and the simulcast signals from over 40 other tracks will be offered for wagering.

The fun all starts at 12 noon when the Northfield Park Food Truck Festival opens for business on the outside apron. Food Truck participants include Fired Up Tacos, The Nosh Box, So Yummy! and Seti's Polish Boys. While enjoying the delicious gourmet offerings, be sure to enjoy ice-cold Pepsi, Labatt and Miller products and listen to the musical entertainment of Unknown Reason. The four-man band will appear live on the outdoor apron from 2-6 pm. Stop by the WMJI booth from 2 to 4 pm and spin the Majic Prize Wheels for a chance at some great prizes. WMJI morning show member Chip Kullik will be on hand to greet fans and give out his selections for the Belmont.

Are you looking for that special Triple Crown souvenir? There will be a limited number of I'll Have Another hats and t-shirts as well as Belmont Stakes glasses available for purchase. Northfield will be offering a special Long Island Iced Tea in souvenir Belmont Stakes glasses while supplies last.

Still more special events are on tap for the third leg of the Triple Crown. Prize giveaways will be held throughout Belmont Day. Simply fill out your entry blank that you will receive when you enter, and deposit it in the contest bins located throughout the track. Names will be drawn randomly throughout the day for cash, gift cards, Belmont Stakes merchandise, Cleveland sporting tickets, and much more.

And be sure to visit the ESPN Cleveland WKNR booth from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and hang out with Kenny Roda and the WKNR Street Team. Try your luck at the ESPN Plinko game where you could win tokens for the debut of the ESPN Cleveland slot machine. The slot machine payouts translate into great prizes like Cleveland sporting tickets, ESPN merchandise, gift certificates and much more! Plus one lucky winner will go home with a brand new IPOD.

FREE admission and FREE parking on Belmont Day at Northfield Park.

Ayers Ratliff

 

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