Belmont Race Track Schedule 2017

Belmont Park Race Track

The spring stakes action at Belmont Park starts on April 28. (Photo credit:

A Brief History of Belmont Racetrack

Since May 1902, the Belmont Park Racetrack, operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association, has been a setting for greatness.  Twelve Triple Crown winners, including legendary horses like Man o’ War and Seabiscuit, have showcased their amazing talents on this “Championship Track”.

The track, located just outside New York City, was designed to be the world’s most elaborate track in America, modelled after Europe’s grand race courses and is considered to be one of the most elite racetracks in the horse racing world, in league with Saratoga, Churchill Downs (Kentucky) and Santa Anita racecourses.

In 2004, Belmont hosted the largest crowd in its history; over 120 thousand people witnessed favorite Smarty Jones upset by Birdstone in a Triple Crown bid.

Belmont Races

The Belmont Park race schedule of 2017 includes some of the most anticipated races of the New York Racing Calendar, the most prestigious being the Belmont Stakes, a 1 ½  mile race for three-year-olds.

The Belmont Stakes first took place in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack and since 1905, with exceptions, at Belmont Park. One of the most memorable races of all time was when Secretariat set an undefeated world record (2 min, 24 seconds) in his 1973 Belmont victory. To this day, a statue of the horse legend can be found in the paddock.


Prestigious Races to look out for:

  • Jun 10: Woodford Reserve Manhattan, a 1 ¼ mile turf race for a pot of $1million
  • Jun 10: Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, a 1 ½ mile dirt race for a pot of $1.2million
  • Jun 10: Belmont Stakes, a 1 ½ mile dirt race for a pot of $1.5 million
  • Jul 08: Belmont Oaks Invitational, a 1 ¼ mile turf race for a pot of $1 million
  • Jul 08: Belmont Derby Invitational, a 1 ¼ mile turf race for a pot of $1.2 million


How to get there:

Excited for race day?

Belmont Race Course (Belmont Park; 2150 Hempstead Turnpike: Elmont, NY 11003) is simple to get to via car, bus, subway or railway (for more information go to

Traveling by car?

If you are coming from Manhattan take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D. From Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island or New Jersey you will have to ensure you get North or South to Exit 26-D. If you are travelling from Connecticut and Westchester, take any route to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

A number of local bus services will also get you to the track on race day. The N6, MTA Long Island bus, Q110 and Q2, are available to get to Belmont Park. Most of these will require you to transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations and will stop in the front, adjacent to or west of Belmont Park. There is also an alternate Bus Service at Queens Village (MTA) (check the schedules online).

You can also take the F train (Subway) to 169/179th Street and then proceed to take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont. Alternatively, view the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train schedule to find out more information on taking the Railroad to Belmont Park, visit the LIRR website or call the LIRR’s 24-Hour Travel Information Centre at 718.217.LIRR (5477).


Where to wager?

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Upcoming Belmont Track Races:

Spring/Summer 2017 Meet

Apr 28 Affirmed Success (NYB) $100,000 4&UP
Apr 29 Elusive Quality $150,000 4&UP
Apr 30 License Fee $150,000 F&M 4&UP
May 05 Vagrancy Handicap (G3)
$200,000 F&M 4&UP
May 06 Sheepshead Bay (G2)
$200,000 F&M 4&UP
May 06 Westchester (G3)
$200,000 4&UP
May 06 Fort Marcy (G3)
$150,000 4&UP
May 07 Diablo $100,000 4&UP
May 07 Flat Out $100,000 4&UP
May 13 Man O’ War (G1)
$400,000 4&UP
May 13 Beaugay (G3)
$150,000 F&M 4&UP
May 13 Peter Pan (G3)
$200,000 3YO
May 13 Ruffian (G2)
$250,000 F&M 4&UP
May 14 Gold Fever $100,000 3YO
May 20 Soaring Softly $100,000 F3YO
May 27 Paradise Creek $100,000 3YO
May 29 Mount Vernon (NYB) $125,000 F&M 3&UP
May 29 Commentator (NYB) $200,000 3&UP
May 29 Critical Eye (NYB) $200,000 F&M 3&UP
May 29 Bouwerie (NYB) $125,000 F3YO
May 29 Mike Lee (NYB) $125,000 3YO
May 29 Kingston (NYB) $125,000 3&UP
Jun 03 Pennine Ridge (G3)
$200,000 3YO
Jun 08 Wonder Again (G3)
$200,000 F3YO
Jun 08 Astoria $150,000 F2YO
Jun 08 Intercontinental (G3)
$250,000 F&M 4&UP
Jun 09 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational (G3)
$400,000 4&UP
Jun 09 Tremont $150,000 2YO
Jun 09 New York (G2)
$500,000 F&M 4&UP
Jun 09 True North (G2)
$250,000 4&UP
Jun 09 Bed O’ Roses Invitational (G3)
$250,000 F&M 4&UP
Jun 10 Woody Stephens (G2)
$500,000 3YO
Jun 10 Ogden Phipps (G1)
$750,000 F&M 4&UP
Jun 10 Easy Goer $150,000 3YO
Jun 10 Woodford Reserve Manhattan (G1)
$1,000,000 4&UP
Jun 10 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1)
$1,200,000 3&UP
Jun 10 Jaipur Invitational (G3)
$300,000 4&UP
Jun 10 Longines Just a Game (G1)
$700,000 F&M 4&UP
Jun 10 Brooklyn Invitational (G2)
$400,000 4&UP
Jun 10 Belmont Stakes (G1)
$1,500,000 3YO
Jun 10 Acorn (G1)
$700,000 F3YO
Jun 11 Jersey Girl $150,000 F3YO
Jun 17 Dancin Renee (NYB) $100,000 F&M 3&UP
Sunday, Jun 18 Poker (G3)
$300,000 4&UP
Jun 24 Wild Applause $100,000 F3YO
Jun 25 NYSS Cupecoy’s Joy $100,000 F3YO
Jun 25 NYSS Spectacular Bid $100,000 3YO
Jul 01 Mother Goose (G2)
$250,000 F3YO
Jul 01 Perfect Sting $100,000 F&M 4&UP
Jul 02 Saginaw (NYB) $100,000 4&UP
Jul 03 State Dinner $100,000 4&UP
Jul 04 Manila $100,000 3YO
Jul 08 Suburban Handicap (G2)
$750,000 4&UP
Jul 08 Dwyer (G3)
$400,000 3YO
Jul 08 Belmont Sprint Championship (G2)
$350,000 3&UP
Jul 08 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1)
$1,000,000 F3YO
Jul 08 Belmont Derby Invitational (G1)
$1,200,000 3YO
Jul 09 Victory Ride (G3)
$150,000 F3YO
Jul 09 River Memories $100,000 F&M 4&UP
Jul 15 Forbidden Apple $150,000 4&UP
Jul 15 Rockville Centre (NYB) $100,000 2YO
Jul 16 Lynbrook (NYB) $100,000 F2YO


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