The fall is one of the most popular times to visit Belmont Park to watch (and maybe even bet on) some horse races. Belmont has been the place to visit to witness some of horse racing’s greatest legends including Man o’ War and Seabiscuit for over 100 years. If you have not had a chance to visit this year, now is the perfect time.
Horse racing has been a favorite past-time in America since the 1800s. In fact, the first Belmont Stakes race occurred in 1866 at the Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. Belmont Park is home to the 430-acre track located and is the longest of the three in the Triple Crown.
This fall, Belmont Park is holding its Belmont Fall Championship Meet which is a 37-day event featuring 45 stakes worth $11.5 million. This is a popular event that often results in large turnouts, tons of traffic and packed parking lots. Instead of this being a deterrent or forcing you to use public transportation to get there, hire Ambassador Limousine to take care of the driving.
Don’t Miss the Excitement of Belmont Races
Belmont Park, located in Elmont, NY was built in 1905 and remains the place to be for horse racing on Long Island, NY. If you’ve never been to Belmont Park then you don’t know what you are missing out on. In addition to hosting some of the best horse racing in the country, it is the spot where many horse racing records have been set. In fact, Belmont is the track where Secretariat made the mile and a half stakes record in 1973, which is the fastest Belmont time to date and also holds the world record for a dirt track race.
While you’re there be sure to enjoy a tasty meal at one of the many dining options available at the park. To add even more excitement to your visit you can also bet on your favorite horses at the park.
Upcoming Events at Belmont Park
America’s Day at the Races takes place throughout the month of September. While the Fall Meet takes place throughout September and October. On weekdays the park opens to the public at 2 p.m., while on the weekends both the gates and the Belmont Café open to the public at 11 a.m.
For those with families, the park also hosts Mornings at Belmont which provides families with a behind the scenes experience where they can watch the horses train on the Big Sandy. Fans also have the opportunity to take a tram ride through the stable area and enjoy a Paddock Show where experts will be available to explain the equipment the racehorses and jockeys wear.
Planning Ahead for the Belmont Stakes
The historic Triple Crown at Belmont Park in 2020 will take place June 5-6, 2020. This is an exciting event that is not to be missed. 2020 Belmont Stakes Ticket Packages are already available for purchase, which means now is a great time to reserve your party bus for this not-to-be-missed event.
Part of what makes the Belmont Stakes so special is that it is the culmination of three races – the Kentucky Derby, followed by Preakness Stakes. The Triple Crown goes to the winning horse of all three races, a victory that only 12 horses in the history of U.S. horse racing have claimed. Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races and began six years before the Preakness Stakes and eight years before the Kentucky Derby.
If you have not visited the Belmont Stakes yet, any of these events are guaranteed to be a great time. You can expect to have some amazing fun as you watch the horses compete for victory. You can even make a day of it and celebrate the victory of your favorite horse at the amazing attractions of Belmont Park.
Book Your Visit to Belmont Park Today
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