Your Guide to the Belmont Stakes 2018

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on May 17, 2018 4:26:19 PM

The final leg of the Triple Crown™ is just a few weeks away! As you prepare for your trip in June, we’ve compiled some important information to ensure you’re fully ready to head to Belmont Park.

Important Times to Remember


Parking Gates open 8:00 AM

Admissions Gates open 8:30 AM

Diamond Room Hospitality Hours: 11:00am-6:30pm on race day

Belmont Stakes Race: 6:37pm June 9th, 2018

Where is Belmont Park?

Belmont Park is conveniently located at the junction of Hempstead Turnpike and the Cross Island Parkway in Elmont, NY.

The address is:

Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003

How to Get in to Belmont Park

Belmont Experiences guests can enter through any gate at the track however, we recommend entering through gate 17 to utilize your fast access pass. It is also the most convenient gate to your reserved seating and hospitality venues.

What to Wear to The Belmont Stakes

Derby-Experiences-Pageantry-Fashion-111With the nations fashion capital nearby, Belmont Park has adopted a New York Elegance type of style. Here are some recommendations we suggest keeping in mind when your packing for your Belmont Stakes weekend:

  • No shorts or short-sleeved shirts, men are required to wear collared shirts.
  • Avoid wearing multiple colors from head to toe, stick to one consistent color palette with a pop of color in your accessories.
  • Belmont Park is heels-friendly with level walkways, grass with padding to avoid sinking and escalators for you to use throughout the day.
  • Don’t forget to pick your festive hat or fascinator to complete your look!
  • In the Diamond Room at The North Shore Terrace, men are required to wear jackets and women must wear appropriate attire, no shorts, t-shirts or abbreviated wear

Where to Eat in Elmont, NY

King Umberto - 1343 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003

A relaxed and comfortable Italian restaurant with a pizzeria and a dining room. King Umberto offers a variety of pasta and main course dishes with seafood and meat options. Each day the restaurant comes out with daily specials that are made fresh that day.

Croxley Franklin Square - 129 New Hyde Park Rd, Franklin Square, NY 11010

An American restaurant and sports bar near the Belmont Park race track. Croxley’s menu has a wide variety to choose from and options for the whole family. From wings, to salads, to salmon and chicken pot pie, there is something for everyone.

Plattdeutsche Park - 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010

An authentic German restaurant with both a restaurant and bar area for lunch and dinner. The bar area features booths, big-screen TV’s for sporting events and juke boxes. Opening at noon every day, the restaurant area features German specialities and continental cuisine.

There’s Still Time to Secure Your Spot at Belmont Stake 2018

The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes is quickly approaching, secure your Official Ticket Package now to lock in the current pricing! Belmont Experiences Gold and Silver Official Ticket Packages grant you access to the race track, exclusive hospitality, local hotel accommodations and much more. Join us in June to witness a potential Triple Crown™ threat!

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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 Administration, 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.