• Posted:Thursday, May 27, 2010
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How about the sport of kings in New York?

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How about the sport of kings in New York?
Never been to the US? It might be about time you jumped on a flight and booked a New York hostel, especially if you are a horse racing fan.

And if you are keen on the gee-gees then on June 5th you should be in Belmont Park for the 142nd Belmont Stakes - the oldest of the US Triple Crown Races.

Some of the wonderfully-named horses that are set to compete for the $1 million (£690,405) purse in the race include Uptowncharlybrown, Game On Dude and Spangled Star.

People who like to dabble in the betting market could also be interested in going to the event, which was first run in 1867 at Jerome Park and has featured more than 1,000 horses.

The day should offer "plenty of excitement and intrigue, a good betting opportunity and perhaps most significantly, a chance to see the coming out party for a new superstar", according to BloodHorse.com.

Moreover, the publication noted that last year's race – which was won by Summer Bird – was a "sensational" showpiece.

But there are also plenty of other things to see and do in the Big Apple if you're planning on staying for the weekend of June 5th and 6th or perhaps even longer if you have time to spare.

Music fans might be interested that the Kings of Leon will be playing in the Saratoga Performing Arts Centre in the city on June 6th, so why not try to do everything you can to get a ticket for the gig? It is sure to be extremely entertaining!

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