Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, New York, 11003


Racing Dates: 2011-04-29 until 2011-07-17
Number of Racing Days:

RacetrackTrack Length: 1 1/2 Miles
Stretch Length: 1,097 Feet
Stretch Width:
Infield Capacity: 32000
Clubhouse Capacity:
Grand Stand Capacity: 100
Parking Capacity: 18500
Price General Admission: $2
Price Clubhouse: $5.00
Price Turf Club:

Belmont Park History

Belmont Park is famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown. Belmont Stakes is the oldest Triple Crown event and the forth-oldest stakes race in North America. Belmont is known as The Championship Track because almost every major champion in racing history since the early 20th century has competed on the racecourse.

In addition to its importance to racing, the Belmont Park is often called one of the best-landscaped venues in American sports, especially because of the stately backyard park behind the grandstand, which includes the paddock in which the horses are saddled before each race. The backyard and backstretch are notable for their huge, attractive trees and landscaping, and the infield is dominated by two picturesque lakes. Belmont Park is operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association.

More About Belmont Park

Total Seating Capacity: 32,941, Trackside Dining: 2,300, Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet, Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles, Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles, giveaways, concerts, family day; Floral Park Motel, Garden City Hotel, Holiday Inn of Westbury, Inn at Great Neck, Marriott Hotel, Roslyn Claremont Hotel, Wingate Inn

Stakes GradePurse Date
Acorn StakesI$300,000June 06
Belmont StakesI$1,000,000June 11
Coaching Club American OaksI$300,000July 19
Dwyer StakesII$200,000July 04
Flower Bowl Invitational StakesI$600,000October 01
Futurity Stakes II250,000September 13
Gazelle StakesISeptember 13
Mother Goose Stakes I250,000June 28
Peter Pan StakesII$200,000May 10
Pilgrim StakesIII$84,300September 28
Prioress Stakes I$250,000July 05
Ruffian Handicap1$300,000July 31
Matron StakesII$250,000September 13
Noble Damsel HandicapIII$150,000September 13
Gallant Bloom H.II$150,000September 25
Kelso Handicap2$250,000October 01
Vosburgh StakesI$400,000October 01
Beldame Stakes I$600,000October 01
Jamaica HandicapII$300,000October 04
Go For Wand HandicapI$250,000July 26
Westchester HandicapIII$100,000April 29
Nassau County StakesIII$200,000May 02
Beaugay HandicapIII$100,000May 02
Fort Marcy HandicapIII$100,000May 02
Bouwerie Stakes$100,000May 03
Kingston Handicap$100,000May 10
Shuvee HandicapII$150,000May 16
Mount Vernon Handicap$100,000May 17
Sheepshead Bay HandicapII$150,000May 23
Vagrancy HandicapIII$150,000May 24
Metropolitan HandicapI$600,000May 30
Sands Point StakesII$150,000May 30
New York Stallion Stakes (Cupecoys Joy Div.)$75,000May 31
New York Stallion Stakes (Spectacular Bid Div.)$75,000May 31
Brooklyn HandicapII$200,000June 05
Hill Prince StakesIII$100,000June 05
Just A Game HandicapI$400,000June 06
Woodford Reserve Manhattan HandicapI$400,000June 06
True North HandicapII$250,000June 06
Woody Stephens StakesII$250,000June 06
Ogden Phipps HandicapI$300,000June 13
Poker HandicapIII$100,000June 14
New York Breeders Cup HandicapII$250,000June 20
First Flight HandicapII$150,000June 28
Suburban HandicapII$400,000July 04

How to get there:

Belmont Park is located at Mission Boulevard and West Mission Bay Drive. If you come from the North, you will have to take I-5 South to Sea World Drive and follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive. If you come from the South, take I-5 North to Hwy 8 West and then follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive.