Jay-Z Replaces Frank Sinatra At Belmont Stakes

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After 12 years of announcing the entrance of the horses at the Belmont Stakes, Frank Sinatra’s classic “New York, New York” is being retired.

We think it’s pretty obvious what song is replacing the Chairman of the Board’s ode to the Big Apple.  But in case you’re new, Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” will now be played as the horses are brought out on the track for the 142nd Belmont Stakes horse race.

The song will be performed by teenaged singer Jasmine Villegas.

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