09/09/2006 12:00AM

Belmont takes three races off turf


Due to some concerns with the turf courses at Belmont Park, three of the five scheduled grass races on Sunday's card have been moved to the dirt, New York Racing Association officials announced late Saturday.

The first, fourth, and 10th races on the card will all be run on the dirt at the same distances for which they were carded on the turf.

The sixth and eighth races will remain on the turf as carded.