What to Wear to the Belmont Stakes

Posted by Kristen Doolan on Jun 5, 2017 9:23:00 AM

Elegance, prestige and class. Only the best outfits arrive through the gates of Belmont Park to honor the historic tradition of the final leg of the Triple Crown™, the Belmont Stakes. Held each year in June, Elmont, New York provides the perfect backdrop and weather for horse-racing fans. Whether you have been before and need a refresher on how to choose your ensemble, or are a first timer looking for tips, make sure to follow along below!

Think New York Elegance.

With one of the world’s fashion capitals so close, the month of June and the air surrounding the Belmont Stakes, there are a few fashion faux pas you should stay away from.

  • Avoid head to toe mix of bright colors (use this outfit at the Derby!). Think more of the monochrome trend, or in simple language stick to one color with little pops of color. You will see most in black & white themes with pops of color in their hat, makeup or shoes.
  • Don’t forget your hat! Not only does it shade you from the summer sun, but it also is a fashion tradition for race-goers.
  • No shorts or short-sleeved shirts. Most areas of Belmont Park do not allow shorts or short-sleeved shirts and require men to wear a collared shirt.
  • You may opt for heels! Flats are great, but if you are a heel-fanatic this is a great place for them. Belmont Park provides leveled walkways, grass with padding (no sinking!) and escalators throughout the park.

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Be There for the 2017 Belmont Racing Festival

Haven’t secured your spot for the 2017 Belmont Stakes yet? Well there is still a little bit of time left! Belmont Park offers one of the best horse-racing experiences both enthusiasts and new fans alike can enjoy. Offering Official Ticket Packages, Belmont Experiences gives patrons access to either Silver and Gold Clubhouse with hospitality in The Diamond Room at The North Shore Terrace. Access provides a seating for the Belmont Stakes weekend, Legendary Jockey, Jean Cruguet, and Trainer, Bill Turner appearance, premium open bar, gourmet food buffets, betting windows, special appearance by Chef Kevin Des Chenes and more! For more information on Official Ticket Packages click below or give us a call at 844.488.4351!
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Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.