The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced that tickets for the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the public Thursday, February 10th via Ticketmaster.
Highlighted by the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million dollar Belmont Stakes – the oldest and most challenging leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown – the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will begin on Thursday, June 9th, and conclude Saturday, June 11th.
Capacity for the June 11th Belmont Stakes will be limited to 50,000 fans.
The construction of UBS Arena, which opened its doors to the public in November, has significantly altered and reduced the size of the Belmont Park backyard.
As a result of this change to the property, fewer general admission tickets will be available for the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival than in previous years.
The three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, launched in its current format in 2015, features a unique blend of world-class racing and entertainment.
The 2022 edition of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will feature the very best in thoroughbred racing including 17 Stakes races over the three days of action and eight Grade 1 races on Belmont Stakes Day.
The Belmont Stakes is an American tradition inaugurated in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack and moved in 1905 to its familiar home at beautiful Belmont Park.
As the third leg of racing’s Triple Crown, the 1 ½-mile Test of the Champion, as the Belmont Stakes is known, has showcased many of history’s greatest thoroughbreds over 151 editions.
This year’s Triple Crown chase begins with the May 7th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.