A coalition of horse racing industry groups and business organizations is launching an ad campaign to build support for a proposed renovation at Belmont Park in Queens.
The ad campaign from We Are NY Horse Racing is set to air on digital platforms as well as TV in Albany and New York City for the final six weeks of the state budget season.
The campaign is meant to promote the effort to give borrowing authority to the New York Racing Association in order to support the project. The association wants to build a new grandstand at the facility, home to the final leg of racing's triple crown.
“Modernizing Belmont Park will create thousands of New York jobs and billions in economic activity in the decades to come," said Jack Sterne, a spokesman for the group. "That’s the focus of this ad: the people who keep horse racing running and would benefit from a modernized Belmont Park. We’ll continue to make sure their voices are heard in the weeks ahead.”
The coalition is pushing to include the provision for the Belmont project in a final state budget deal by the end of March.