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The New York Racing Association and Winthrop-University Hospital's Breast Health Center Join Forces to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
September 16, 2015

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center today announced a new partnership designed to promote breast cancer awareness and encourage early detection.

The partnership will kick off on Saturday, October 3 in conjunction with “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park, highlighted by the running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. The 1 ¼ mile Gold Cup, which offers automatic entry and a fees-paid trip to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, is one of four Breeder’s Cup "Win and You're In" offerings on the card.

On Gold Cup Day, the New York Racing Association will be offering a special, all-inclusive ticket featuring clubhouse admission, a post parade program, North Shore Terrace preferred seating and a special luncheon buffet for $50.00 per person. A portion of this special ticket’s proceeds will be donated to the Breast Health Center at Winthrop-University Hospital.

“We are proud to announce our new partnership with the Breast Health Center at Winthrop- University Hospital,” said Lynn LaRocca, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer. “In this day and age, most of us know a friend, neighbor or a loved one who has been affected by breast cancer. For this reason, we encourage our fans to join us on October 3 at Belmont Park, and purchase a special ticket to support the good work of Winthrop in this crucial fight.”

The New York Racing Association will be naming the first race of the Gold Cup Day card in honor of Breast Health Center at Winthrop.. Following the race, representatives of Winthrop will join NYRA officials in the winner’s circle for a special presentation.

Representatives from Winthrop’s Breast Health Center will be in attendance on October 3, providing information for fans. Winthrop representatives will also be available throughout the day. The New York Racing Association will also promote Winthrop’s work through several media platforms during this time, including social media, NYRA TV as well as through its website, located at

”Winthrop’s Breast Health Center has long been committed to providing patients with the best possible breast health care in one convenient location,” said Frank Monteleone, MD, Chief of Breast Services and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop. “We are proud to partner with the New York Racing Association to bring life-saving education directly to members of the community and appreciate all that’s being done to support our quality program.”

To purchase this special ticket supporting the Breast Health Center at the Winthrop-University Hospital, fans are encouraged to visit or contact the Belmont Park box office at 1-866-NYRA-TIX. Ticket supplies are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

About the New York Racing Association (NYRA)

Founded in 1955, and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York’s three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, the New York Racing Association’s mission is “Meeting the highest standards in thoroughbred racing and equine safety.” With a lineage of nearly 150 years, NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State’s thoroughbred industry, which contributes more than $2 billion annually to its urban, suburban and rural economy. In 2014, more than 1.7 million people attended live races at NYRA tracks. Factoring in nationwide off-track wagering, the average daily betting handle on NYRA races totaled more than $10 million. For more information, visit

About the Breast Health Center at Winthrop-University Hospital

Winthrop’s Breast Health Center provides patients with complete access to a full range of quality services and specialists – all in one convenient location. In addition to offering state-of-the-art diagnostics such as breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) which can help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, Winthrop offers innovative therapies such as CyberKnife® to treat breast tumors following lumpectomy. A certified participant of the National Consortium of Breast Centers’ Quality program and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), Winthrop’s Breast Health Center was also recently recognized as one of the 2015 America’s Best Breast Centers by WomenCertified, Inc. – home of the Women’s Choice Award. To learn more about the comprehensive services available at Winthrop’s Breast Health Center, call 516-633-3887.

Contact: John Durso, Jr. (NYRA)
Contact: Leanna Cherry
(516) 663-2234