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Belmont Park


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History

Belmont Park, one of the most beautiful racecourses in America opened in May 1905. It plays host to the world renowned Belmont Stakes race which is the third race in the Triple Crown.

The racecourse is also affectionately known as the Championship Track due to the fact that almost all racing champs have ridden there at some time. Visitors to the racecourse are greeted by a statue of the noble champion Secretariat who ran his most famous race there in 1973. He won the Belmont Stakes by an amazing 31 lengths to win the Triple Crown.

Belmont Park is managed by the New York Racing Association which is a non profit organization.

Facilities

Belmont Park was closed for renovations in the mid 1960's, with all races being moved to the Aqueduct racetrack for the duration. The Belmont Park grandstand which was built for $30.7m is the biggest grandstand at any racecourse in use today. It can seat 33 000 and can accommodate 100 000 in total. The backyard which stands alongside the grandstand can accommodate approximately 10 000. Unlike many other racecourses, Belmont does not allow picnicking to take place on the infield.

Belmont Park is home to the longest dirt racetrack in racing. The 'Big Sandy' is 1 and half miles long. Inside this course is the Widener Turf track, a turf track which is 1 and 5/16ths of a mile long. Inside the Widener Turf Course is the 1 and 3/16ths Inner Turf course.

The Belmont Park complex is situated on 430 acres. Racing, training and barn facilities are on site. The racecourse has appeared on both the big and small screen many times; the most recent being an episode of 'Everybody loves Raymond'.

Belmont - Notable Races

Belmont Stakes

Jockey Club Gold Cup

Manhattan Turf Handicap

Metropolitan Handicap

Gazelle for three-year-old fillies

The Coaching Club American Oaks

The Man o'War Stakes

The Ogden Phipps Handicap

The Flower Bowl Invitational

The True North Handicap

Belmont - Contact Details

Belmont Park is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont NY, 11003. Their contact number is +15164886000 or you can email their customer services department on customerservice@nyrainc.com.


Belmont Park - Betting

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