Belmont Park Race Track
2150 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont, NY11003 Phone: (715) 641-4700 www.nyra.com/belmont
Racing Season: April - July September - October
Notable Belmont Stakes Horse Races
- G1 Belmont Stakes - 3-year-olds going 1-1/2 mi.
- G1 Metropolitan Handicap (aka Met Mile) - 3-year-olds & up going 1 mi.
- G1 Man O' War - 4-year-olds & up going 1-3/8 mi. on turf
- G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup - 3-year-olds & up going 1-1/4 mi.
History of Belmont Park Race Track
The Beautiful Belmont Park Race Track was founded in 1902 and was modeled on the great horse race courses of Europe. Big Sandy - as Belmont Park is known - is home to the third jewel of the Triple Crown: the Belmont Stakes. Opened in 1905 and renovated between 1963 and 1968, the Nassau County track has hosted some of horse racing's greats: including all 11 Triple Crown winners (Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Sir Barton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, and Citation). Belmont has also been home to some non-racing history: the Wright brothers staged an international aerial competition in 1910 and 1918 saw the facility used as the terminal for the first airmail service between Washington D.C. and New York.