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Explore the 2024 Belmont Stakes FAQ for Important Event Information

Are you hoping to partake in the excitement and rich history of the renowned Belmont Stakes Racing Festival? Whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned enthusiast, we've gathered all the most important information so you can have an unforgettable experience. See our 2024 Belmont Stakes FAQ below, and learn about the event's history, tickets, venue guidelines, and this year's record setting purse!

Two horses racing close to each other.

What day is the Belmont Stakes?

The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival takes place from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, 2024.

What time is the Belmont Stakes?

The parking gates open at 8:30am, and the admission gates open at 9:30am.

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What race is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes is the oldest Triple Crown event dating back to 1867, and it serves as the thrilling conclusion of thoroughbred racing's pinnacle series.

Traditionally run over 1.5 miles, this year's race at Saratoga Race Course is shortened to 1.25 miles due to the track shape. It remains the ultimate test for 3-year-old thoroughbreds with a rich tradition in legendary finishes.

From Secretariat's record time, to American Pharoah breaking a 37 year dry spell to win the Triple Crown, there are always compelling storylines and photo finishes to be had.

What is the purse for the Belmont Stakes?

The purse for the Belmont Stakes has been raised to $2 million this year! Total purses for the entire racing festival amount to $10.1 million.

What horses are running in the Belmont Stakes?

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What channel is the Belmont Stakes on?


When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets went on sale to the general public Thursday, February 15 at 10:00am Eastern.

What city is the Belmont Stakes in?

The 2024 Belmont Stakes will take place in Saratoga Springs, NY, to facilitate the ongoing construction at Belmont Park.

What can I bring into the racetrack?

  • Alcoholic beverages cannot be brought into the racetrack
  • One folding chair per guest, outside food, and soft drinks will be permitted
  • Coolers must be no larger than 12" x 18"; limit one per guest
  • More details will be posted at a later date

What is the drink of the Belmont Stakes?

Want to imbibe the spirit of the Festival? Try the Belmont Jewel at home or at the track available at any concessions stands that sell hard alcohol. What's in it?

  • 1 ½ oz. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Please enjoy the Belmont Jewel responsibly

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