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Sat 08 Jun 2019

Belmont Stakes

Featured Event
Belmont Park 2150 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont, NY 11003
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Car

From Manhattan:
Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Brooklyn:
Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D, or Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Queens:
Grand Central Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D or Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Staten Island:
Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Long Island:
Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway, West to Cross Island Parkway, South to exit 26-D or Southern State Parkway, West to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From New Jersey:
(North): George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway, to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D. (South): Any Interstate bridge to Staten Island Expressway to Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Connecticut and Westchester:
Any route to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

Local Bus Services

N6 (MTA Long Island Bus):
Operates along Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hollis and Jamaica. From Jamaica, the bus starts at Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Avenue) and runs along Hillside Avenue to Francis Lewis Blvd. to Hempstead Ave. Stops in front of Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

Q110 (MTA Bus):
Service provided every 20 minutes to and from Belmont during racing days. Buses are available at Parsons Blvd. and Hillside Avenue and from Parsons Blvd. & Archer Ave., and various locations eastbound on Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue in Queens. The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at Parsons & Hillside; Transfer from E Train at Parsons & Archer.

Q2 (MTA Bus):
Originates at the Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Ave.) and runs along Hillside Ave. to 187th Place to Hollis Ave. and ends at Hempstead Ave. and 225th Street adjacent to Belmont Park.The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

MTA (Alternate Bus Service at Queens Village):
Take the LIRR from Penn Station or Jamaica to the Queens Village Station. Then board the Q27 bus under the trestle on Springfield Blvd and transfer to the Q2 bus at the intersection of Springfield Blvd. and Hempstead Ave. The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track.

By Subway

Take the F train to 169th street or 179th street then take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont or take the E train to Jamaica Center (Parsons Blvd.) and then take the Q110 bus to Belmont.

Parking

General Parking is now FREE.

Handicapped parking is available near the Clubhouse and Grandstand. Parking is on a first-come first-serve basis after the official opening of the parking gates.

Appropriate parking fees apply. Handicapped permit or registration required.

Courtesy Shuttle Bus service is available from all general parking areas. Parking fees will be at the discretion of management throughout the racing season.

Valet Parking
Valet parking will only be available on select race days.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Elegant attire has long been a tradition at Belmont Park. Ladies & Gentlemen who honor this tradition are always appreciated. People 12 years and over must abide by the dress code.

Paddock & Winner’s Circle
No shorts or abbreviated wear permitted. Gentlemen – collared shirts required.

Box Seats
Guests are kindly asked to follow the dress code in the box area:

Gentlemen: Collared shirts are required. Jackets are not required but strongly encouraged.
Ladies: Suits, dresses, pant suits.
No shorts or abbreviated wear permitted at any time.

Grandstand
Shirts and shoes required.

Clubhouse (General)
Proper attire at management’s discretion.
No short shorts, cut-offs or abbreviated wear permitted.
Gentlemen – No tank tops.

Belmont Room (Trustees’ Room)
Gentlemen: Suits or sports jacket & tie required.
Ladies: Dress, slacks or pant suits. No jeans or shorts permitted.

Garden Terrace
Neat Casual Attire
Gentlemen: Collared shirts required.
Suits or sports jacket optional.
No short or abbreviated wear permitted.

Racecourse Information

The History


Since 2012, numerous improvements have been made to enhance the guest experience while preserving its historic architectural elements, including the installation of hundreds of HD televisions across the property and new video display boards in the Paddock, installing Trakus technology for horse players and enhancing and expanding the Belmont Cafe and the Top of the Stretch picnic area. Last year, guests were be greeted by $5 million in improvements to the transit rotunda on the west end of the Grandstand, as well as new rail station platforms, which increased the Belmont Station train capacity from eight to 10 cars and improved egress from the track on major racing days.