Belmont Stakes Will Conclude Dramatic Triple Crown Series
After the longshot Kentucky Derby victory by Giacomo and the gutsy Preakness victory by Afleet Alex, with what kind of phenomenal performance will the Triple Crown Series end?
The 137th Running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1) will provide the answer on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Belmont Park.
Belmont Park opens early on Belmont Stakes Day. Parking gates open at 8:15 a.m. EDT. Admission gates open at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The first race post time is noon EDT. The Belmont Stakes, which will go as the 11th of 13 races, will go to post at 6:38 p.m. EDT. The final race is at 7:50 p.m. EDT.
General admission on Belmont Stakes Day is $10; it includes access to Backyard Picnic Area, Trackside Apron area and three interior levels of the grandstand. Clubhouse admission is $20 and includes access to Trackside Apron area and three interior levels. There is no infield access.
General Parking on Belmont Stakes Day is $10 and preferred parking is $25. There is no valet parking and no overnight RV parking.
Reserved seats for Belmont Stakes Day are, unfortunately, sold out. There is, however, always space for thousands of fans in first-come, first-served seating. The Grandstand, Backyard and Trackside Apron area offer plenty of free benches, chairs and picnic tables.
In addition to the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park will offer a 13-race card that will include the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (Gr. 1), the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (Gr. 2), the $200,000 True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2), the $200,000 Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2) and the $250,000 Just A Game Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2).