ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Diplo will headline the 2023 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival entertainment lineup presented by Mohegan Sun with a special performance prior to the Belmont Stakes from 4:15-5:45 p.m. on Belmont Stakes Day, June 10.
Highlighted by the 155th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets – the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown – the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is a three-day celebration of world class racing and entertainment beginning on Thursday, June 8, and culminating on Saturday, June 10.
Born Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is legend on his own; a member of the now iconic Major Lazer, which most recently released Piano Republik, a collaborative album with Major League Djz of amapiano music; one third of LSD, the psychedelic supergroup with Sia and Labrinth whose debut album has been streamed over three billion times; and half of Silk City with Mark Ronson, whose Platinum-certified “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
Artists performing throughout the grounds at the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival include the “Mike Fox Trio” on Friday, as well as “Black Tie Brass” and “Street Beat Brass” on Saturday.
“The 2023 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is sure to be another fun-filled multi-day event themed around some of the best horse racing action there is,” said Jeff Hamilton, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “Mohegan Sun is honored to be a supporter of this festival and the incredible entertainment set to be featured. We’re looking forward to what will be a thrilling weekend, and can’t wait to see who comes out on top at this year’s Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets!”
An American tradition inaugurated in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack and moved in 1905 to its now familiar home at Belmont Park, the Belmont Stakes has provided fans with some of the most exciting moments in sports history. From Secretariat’s spellbinding 31-length victory in 1973 to American Pharoah successfully ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015, the Belmont Stakes is engrained in the consciousness of sports fans around the world.
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown triumph, which NYRA will commemorate throughout the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
For additional information on the 2023 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and details on hospitality offerings, ticket packages and pricing, visit BelmontStakes.com.