The spring/summer meet at Belmont Park kicks off Wednesday, June 3rd.
Following a five-day opening week, live racing at the 25-day Belmont spring/summer meet will be conducted Thursday through Sunday until Closing Day on Sunday, July 12th. Post Time Wednesday will be 1:15.
The main track at Belmont as well as the dirt training track are both now open, and fully operational seven days a week.
The safety and welfare of horses and jockeys competing at New York Racing Association tracks is the highest priority.
NYRA is committed to providing the safest possible environment for racing and training by adopting and implementing the best proven safety practices in consultation with independent experts, veterinarians, horsemen and regulators.
By closing to the public, layering additional health and safety protocols to the ongoing practices, and reducing the number of employees on-property, NYRA is in a position to provide a small sense of normalcy for fans across the country who can watch the races on television and/or online.
At the same time, this model will enable NYRA to preserve its ability to serve as the cornerstone of an industry that (normally) generates more than 19,000 jobs in New York and $3 billion in annual economic impact.
It is a delicate balance, and one that must always prioritize health and safety. NYRA has experience finding that balance and seems to be committed to taking every step possible to keep the racing communities safe as they provide live sporting events to the general public.
Welcome back Belmont Park, and RIDERS UP!