Empire Classic highlights state-bred Saturday program at Belmont

The $175,000 Empire Classic anchors Saturday’s Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. We’ll cover the main event of the day, along with an undercard race, below. Belmont Race 6 (Post time: 2:53 p.m. ET) The $175,000 Empire Distaff 1 1/16th-miles on dirt #2 RATAJKOWSKI (2-1, morning-line favorite) should defend her Empire Distaff title despite exiting…