The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the American Triple Crown of Horseracing. The Belmont is one of the oldest sporting events in the world, being first held in 1867. The Belmont Stakes is held over a 1.5 mile long track, making it the longest of the three triple crown races. The length of the Belmont Stakes has proven to be a pivotal obstacle for triple crown hopefuls to overcome, with horses such as California Chrome, Big Brown, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide, and War Emblem all failing to bring home the Triple Crown because of defeats at the Belmont Stakes. The Belmont Stakes is located in Elmont, New York, and carries the nicknames “The Test of the Champion, and “The Run for the Carnations.” Every year the Belmont Stakes is run around 5 weeks following the Kentucky Derby, and is one of the highest attended horse races in the world. Belmont Staes ticket prices are often affected by the results of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, with ticket prices rising when a horse has the possibility of clinching a triple crown at the Belmont.
The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Address: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, California, 92109
The Belmont stakes, an American Grade 1 stakes horse race, is held each year in Elmont, New York at Belmont Park. What makes this a very unique event is that it’s the third race in the Triple Crown Races, after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Each June, the Belmont Stakes is open to three-year-old colts, gelding and fillies, although only three fillies have ever won the event. Originally held in Bronx, New York, the stakes was inaugurated in 1867.
Also known as the “Run for the Carnations” – in respect to the blanket of white flowers traditionally hung on the winner’s neck – the Belmont Stakes provides all the pageantry and tradition of Preakness and the Derby, but the additional excitement of seeing a rare Triple Crown winner. That rare feat has only been accomplished eleven times. This, along with the fact that the course is a mile and a half in length, contributes to the other nickname, “The Test of the Champion.” Upon winning The Belmont Stakes, the winner receives a silver cup that represents each fo the three founding breeds of thoroughbred racing.
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What is the parking situation at Belmont Park?
Parking is available for purchase on the day of the event, but not prior. There is no overnight RV parking and no valet parking. There are shuttles available before and after the races as well as railroad travel.
What time do the gates at Belmont Park Open?
The gates at Belmont Park open at 8:30 am EST for the day. The post time for the first race at 11:35a EST.
Does General Admission come with seating?
No, General admission (clubhouse and grandstand) does not come with reserved seating. You must purchase reserved seating separately.
How can I see the races better? Should I bring my own binoculars?
Bringing binoculars is a great idea, but you are also able to check them out at the event for a $2.00 fee.
Is there a dress code at Belmont Park?
Specific areas of the venue have particular dress codes. Generally, elegant attire is recommended at Belmont Park. In the box area, Belmont room, executive box, turf and field club, executive offices and marquee I & II, gentlemen are required to wear suits or sport coats and ties are required. No shorts, t-shirts, jeans or abbreviated wear is permitted. In the Grandstand, the only dress code is that shirts and shoes are required at all times. When in doubt, just dress nicely.
What else is available to me at the facilities?
Once you’re at Belmont Park, you can dine at many different cafes and shop for souvenirs at the gift shop. Lunch is available from 12:00pm until 3:30pm and beverage services are available until 6:00pm. You must purchase tickets to a specific dining area and will not be admitted without the ticket.
It’s warmer than I thought, is there coat check?
Yes, coat check is available to all guests on the first floor.