Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 27 for its 54-day spring/summer meet through July 15. Opening weekend is highlighted by the $100,000 Affirmed Success for New York-bred sprinters on opening day. Saturday’s stakes feature is the $125,000 Elusive Quality on the turf for older horses and Sunday features older fillies and mares on the turf in the $125,000 License Fee.
Opening weekend will also include the Spring Craft Beer Festival on April 28 with more than 100 beers from world-renowned breweries. Located at Belmont’s North Shore Terrace from 1:30-5 p.m., with the VIP session from 12:30-1:30 p.m., attendees for the festival can watch and bet on live racing with sweeping views of the track from a climate-controlled area on Belmont Park’s fourth floor. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Springcraftbeerfestival.com.
New York-breds take center stage for Big Apple Showcase Day on Memorial Day, May 28, with six stakes races worth $900,000.
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The spring/summer meet is highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The coveted final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown and “Test of the Champion” will be supported by eight additional graded stakes on Saturday, including five prestigious Grade 1 races.
The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will take place at beautiful Belmont Park from Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9. Along with world-class entertainment and hospitality options, the Festival will offer three days of world-class racing including 18 stakes with $9.4 million in purses on the line.
Twilight racing returns with “Party at the Park,” taking place on six Fridays this summer: June 1, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6 and July 13, with a special first-race post time of 3:05 p.m. Live post-race entertainment in the backyard will take place June 15, 22, 29 and July 6.
Over the course of the 54-day spring/summer meet, MSGN will telecast 44 Belmont Park Live shows.