06/09/2011 10:54AM

New York breeders promoting Big Apple Triple


The New York Thoroughbred Breeders and New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund are co-sponsoring a series of drawings aimed at bringing fans to the Big Apple Triple series of races this summer.

Fans can enter for free for a drawing to win packages – including reserved seats, hotel accommodations, and paddock passes – for each of the Big Apple Triple races, the June 26 Mike Lee Handicap at Belmont, the July 16 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, and the Aug. 24 Albany Stakes at Saratoga. The series is for New York-bred 3-year-olds.

Further information and entry forms are available at www.bigappletriple.com. Entry deadlines are noon Eastern time on June 20 for the Mike Lee Handicap package, July 4 for the New York Derby package; and Aug. 8 for the Albany Stakes package.