Thursday, April 23, 2009


64 Days

Wednesday, April 29 – Sunday, July 26

WHEN: Dark Mondays and Tuesdays, except open on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) and dark on Wednesday, May 27 and Sunday, June 7.

WHERE: Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, N.Y. The track is located at the intersection of the Cross Island Parkway and Hempstead Turnpike on the border of Queens County and Nassau County on Long Island. On racing days after 10:45 a.m., Exit 26D off the Cross Island is best for both North and South traffic. For non-racing days or before 10:45 a.m. use Exit 26B,, except on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6.

FIRST RACE POST TIME: 1 p.m. Eastern; 3 p.m. Party in the Park Fridays, every Friday from June 12-July 24, with the exception of July 3 (1 p.m.); TBA, Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6. Party in the Park Admission Policy: Free Grandstand admission and $3 clubhouse admission until 1 p.m. when regular prices apply.

SWITCHBOARD: (516) 488-6000; WEBSITE:

ADMISSION: General Admission, $2; Clubhouse, $5; Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6: General Admission, $10; Clubhouse, $20. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.

SAVE YOUR BUCKS: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through Friday, May 29, fans can enjoy one dollar off general parking, admission, beer and soda, hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza.

PARKING: General, $2; Preferred, $4; Valet, $7. Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6. General, $10, Preferred $25. No valet parking on Belmont Stakes Day.

GATES OPEN: 11 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6; 9:30 a.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 (first day of summer).

SEATING: Reserved Seats are $2 in the Clubhouse and Grandstand on weekends and holidays. Special pricing applies on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday June 6.

PERSONAL HANDICAPPING STATIONS: First- and Second-floor clubhouse; $3 per day; $35 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6 and must be purchased in advance. Call (718) 659-2321 for more information..

RACE REPLAY CENTERS: Second floor clubhouse and grandstand.

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