Watch And Wager On The Season’s Best Racing At Belmont Park
Belmont Park Season Runs Through July 14
By Noel Michaels
With all the hubbub in thoroughbred racing focused on the Triple Crown, it can be easy to overlook that, at the same time horseplayers are concentrating on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the new season at beautiful Belmont Park is already up and running.
The 2018 Belmont Park spring-summer meet opened on Friday, April 27, and will run through Sunday, July 15. After months and months of Aqueduct, the New York circuit finally returns to Belmont Park and handicappers are more than ready for the move, to say the least.
The biggest day of the 54-day Belmont meet, of course, will be the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The $1.5 million third leg of racing’s Triple Crown will be the centerpiece of the three-day Belmont Stakes Festival from Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9. Belmont Stakes Day itself has become one of the richest days of the year in thoroughbred racing, with a Breeders’ Cup-like card of 10 graded stakes, featuring… (more)