The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 24, starting at 10 a.m.
Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, to take place at beautiful Belmont Park from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8, has quickly become the must-see event to kick off the summer entertainment season in New York featuring a unique blend of world-class racing and entertainment alongside premium hospitality offerings.
With the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes as its centerpiece, the 2019 Festival will include 18 stakes races over the three days including an unprecedented 8 Grade 1 races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8.
Inaugurated at Jerome Park Racetrack in 1867 and moved to its familiar home at Belmont Park in 1905, the Belmont Stakes, known as the 'Test of a Champion' is the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown for the world's finest three-year-old thoroughbreds.
“Last year, a sold-out crowd celebrated as Justify raced into the history books by winning the Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history,” said NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay. “The 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will offer all the thrills of the very best in thoroughbred racing combined with world-class entertainment, premium hospitality and tremendous food and beverage offerings all with a distinctly New York vibe. This is a must-see event and we encourage fans to secure their tickets now for three of the best, most exciting days on the sports calendar.”
At 1 ½ miles over the Belmont main track known affectionately as 'Big Sandy', the Belmont Stakes is a test of strength and endurance and is the longest of horse racing's three Triple Crown races.
In 2018, Justify bucked the odds and thrilled racing fans with an historic win in the Belmont Stakes to earn Triple Crown glory. Will another Triple Crown contender step forward this year? Don't miss your chance to witness history this June as the world celebrates at Belmont Park.
NYRA will be offering exclusive pre-sale opportunities beginning January 22. For additional information about the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, and to sign up for notifications about pre-sale opportunities, please visit: https://www.belmontstakes.com.
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