Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the 2024 Belmont Stakes be run at Saratoga?
A: Yes, the running of the 2024 and 2025 Belmont Stakes will be held at Saratoga Race Course to allow for the uninterrupted construction of a new and re-imagined Belmont Park. The Belmont Stakes will be contested at 1 1/4 miles in 2024 rather than the traditional 1 1/2 miles due to the configuration of Saratoga’s main track.
Q: When is the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival?
A: The 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival runs from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.
Q: When is Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 8.
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets are on sale now for all four days of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Please note that all tickets for Saturday, June 8 (Belmont Stakes Day) are completely sold out.
Q: Will the same items permitted at the Saratoga summer meet be allowed during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival?
A: While the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is temporarily relocated to Saratoga, the on-track policies will reflect many protocols ordinarily in place at Belmont Park. Accordingly, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted to be carried into the venue.
Folding chairs (one per guest), outside food, and soft drinks will be permitted. Coolers must be no larger than 12" x 18"; limit one per guest.
For more information, visit our Security page.
Q: When do parking gates open on Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The parking gates open at 8:30am.
Q: When do admission gates open on Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The admission gates open at 9:30am.
Q: Is parking included with my ticket?
A: No. Parking must be purchased separately.
Q: Can parking be purchased day-of?
A: Parking will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a spot, we recommend purchasing your parking ticket online before the event.
Day-of parking is payable by credit card only.
Q: Will there be transportation provided between the parking lots and the track entrance?
A: Yes, NYRA will be providing bus shuttle service between the parking lots and the track entrance.
Q: Can I tailgate in the parking lot?
A: No, tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots.
Q: Do hospitality area tickets include a program?
A: Yes, an official Post Parade is included with every ticket purchased in a hospitality area.
Q: Are there any special ticket discounts available?
A: All tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.com or through the NYRA Box Office, and are sold at face value. We typically do not offer discounts on our Belmont Stakes tickets.
Q: What should I do if I misplace my ticket?
A: Please contact the NYRA Box Office at (844) NYRA-TIX if you are the account holder on file, so we can assist you. Please note that we cannot replace any tickets purchased from ticket outlets other than Ticketmaster or the NYRA Box Office.
Q: Does my General Admission ticket guarantee me a seat?
A: No, General Admission tickets are standing-room only. For a guaranteed seat, you must purchase a reserved seat or a seat at a table in one of our hospitality areas.
Q: Is ADA seating available?
A: Yes, there is ADA seating available throughout the facility. All seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA seating is sold via Ticketmaster.com or through the NYRA Box Office. Call (844) NYRA-TIX for assistance.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: The date and time of any stakes race or other track event is subject to change based on, among other things, force majeure events (including, without limitation, acts of God and other unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond reasonable control). No refunds will be permitted based on such scheduling changes.
In the event that racing is cancelled at any time prior to park opening, or is taking place at a NYRA racetrack without permitted patronage to the general public, and NYRA does not intend to reschedule such racing events, NYRA will issue ticket credits or refunds solely for all tickets/pre-paid parking purchased directly through the NYRA Box Office, or a NYRA Sales Representative, for the specific event days that are affected by such situation. In such cases, tickets purchased via third-party vendors are not eligible for a refund from NYRA and customers must directly contact the third-party vendors for assistance.