10/12/2008 11:00PM

NYRA to honor Evening Attire


The New York Racing Association will honor the 10-year-old gelding Evening Attire with a day in his honor on Oct. 25 at Belmont. Highlighting the day will be a public appearance by Evening Attire, who won 15 of 69 starts and $2,977,130. His biggest victory came in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont in 2001.

Evening Attire was retired with a soft-tissue injury that was discovered on the morning of a scheduled start in the Point Given Stakes at Monmouth on Sept. 20. He will retire to Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y.

NYRA also announced it will offer free admission and general parking at Aqueduct beginning with the Oct. 29 opening of the fall meet. The Post Parade program will rise in cost by 50 cents to $3.50, and the pocket program will rise to $2.50.