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2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003

Belmont Track Layout


 Main Track: One and one-half Mile, oval.
 Widener Turf: One and 5/16 Miles, 27 Feet.
 Inner Turf: One and 3/16 Miles, 103 Feet.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,097 Feet.

Attendance Capacity:
Seating Capacity: 85,000 - 90,000
Parking Capacity: 18,500 Cars
Trackside Dining: 2,300
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941

Post Times

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.


Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Double on 1st and 2nd, 6th and 7th, and last two races.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$1. Rolling Pick 3s beginning on all races except 1st and first leg of Pick 4.
$1. Trifecta on all races with 6 or more betting interests.
$1. Quinella on 2nd and 4th races.
$2. Pick 6 on last six races.
$1. Pick 4 on races 2-5 and last four races.
$1. Superfecta on last race. (Two additional superfectas on selected races daily)
$1. Grand Slam begins on 6th race.


Takeout Information

Win, place, and show: 16%
Daily Double, Quinella, and Exacta: 18.5%
Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Superfecta: 26%
Pick 6: 16% (26% on non-carryover days)

Physical Address:
Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont NY 11003

Mailing Address:
New York Racing Association
PO Box 90
Jamaica NY 11417

The Belmont Stakes was named after financier and sportsman August Belmost, Sr., who helped fund the race, and most sources say the racetrack itself was also named for him. Other sources say Belmont Park was named in honor of his son -- August Belmont II, a key member of the Westchester Racing Association, which established the racecourse.

The race was first run in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. In 1937, the wrought iron gates that bore an illustration of that first Belmont Stakes were donated to the track by August Belmont II's sole surviving son, Perry Belmont. The gates are now on the fourth floor of Belmont Park's clubhouse.

The Belmont Stakes races have been run at Belmont Park since 1905, with the exceptions of 1911-12, when racing was outlawed in New York State; and the 1963-67 editions, held at Aqueduct while the grandstands at Belmont Park were reconstructed. The first post parade in the U.S. was at the 14th Belmont, in 1880.


Belmont Park Racing Calendar
Saturday June 11th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Belmont
Saturday June 18th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Ogden Phipps
Saturday June 25th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Mother Goose
Sunday July 3rd, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 2 Futurity and Grade 2 Matron
Monday July 4th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Prioress
Saturday July 9th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Man O'War
Saturday September 10th, 2011 - Opening Day
Saturday September 17th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Garden City
Saturday October 1st, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grade 1 Flower Bowl, Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf, Grade 1 Beldame and Grade 1 Vosburgh
Sunday October 2nd, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade I Champagne, Grade 1 Frizette and Grade 1 Jamaica
Saturday October 22nd, 2011 - Feature Race - New York Showcase Day
Sunday October 30th, 2011 - Closing Day

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