Apr 27, 2018
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NYRA now accepting media credential applications for 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

by Patrick Kobel

The New York Racing Association, Inc. formally invites members of the media to apply for credentials for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.

All credential requests should be submitted no later than Monday, May 21. Applications received after that date will not be accepted.

The credential application is for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from June 7-9, which includes the final jewel of racing's Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, and can be accessed at http://credentials.nyra.com.

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival credentials are required for media members who will be on-property from Sunday, June 3 through Sunday, June 10.

Professional news organizations and media outlets are encouraged to submit one collective application for all attending employees. For freelance journalists and photographers, the application must be submitted by an assigning editor or editor-in-chief.

A headshot is required for each applicant, as well as a letter of assignment from the assigning editor or editor-in-chief. Proof of insurance, where applicable, will also be required.

Please keep in mind that a completed application does not guarantee approval of a credential request. Access is a privilege, not a right. By completing this application, the applicant agrees to abide by all rules and guidelines outlined by the New York Racing Association, Inc. and sign a Media Release, Indemnification and Insurance Agreement. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Members of the media who possess a NYRA yearly media credential are still required to apply for a Belmont Stakes Racing Festival credential.

Please note, the media credential application window for the 2018 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course is currently closed and will re-open on June 18, 2018.

For any questions, please contact the NYRA Communications Department at (718) 659-2244.

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