Belmont 144: Stakes barn opens June 5, reserved training time for contenders scheduled
Per yesterday’s announcement from The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that Barn 2 at Belmont Park will serve as the secured Belmont Stakes Barn. The barn, which will have a designated press area, will be ready for Belmont Stakes contenders to move into starting on Tuesday, June 5.
Additionally, NYRA has announced that it has designated a specific time each day available for Belmont Stakes contenders to train. Starting Friday, June 1, the only horses that will be allowed to train over the Belmont Park main track from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. (right after the harrowing maintenance break) are Belmont Stakes contenders. Please note that this does not mean that Belmont Stakes contenders are required to train during this timeframe, only that this timeframe will be reserved for only Belmont Stakes contenders to train.