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Belmont Park

Belmont Park

About Belmont Park
The Belmont Park Race Track is located in Elmont, Long Island. It first opened May 4, 1905. Since 1905, it has played host to the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown. Other major races held at Belmont include the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Woodward Stakes, the Suburban Handicap and the Metropolitan Handicap. Belmont Park is known as The Championship Track because almost every major champion in racing history since the early 20th century has competed on the racecourse. The horse Secretariat set a world record that still stands for the fastest time on a 1 1/2 miles (2,414 m) dirt track at 2:24 in his 1973 Belmont Victory.

Belmont Park Race Track
Belmont Park features three race tracks, including the longest dirt racecourse for thoroughbreds in the world (Big Sandy).

  • Big Sandy: main track (dirt): 1 1/2 miles (2,414 m)
  • Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 miles plus 27 feet (2,120 m)
  • Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 miles plus 103 feet (1,942 m)

Belmont Park Race Course Schedule
Racing at Belmont Park is conducted in two annual meetings. The spring-summer meeting usually begins on the second Wednesday in May and lasts through the fourth Sunday in July. The fall meeting begins on the Friday after Labor Day and ends the fourth Sunday in October.

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