For additional information on spectator protocols at Belmont Park, please review Know Before You Go.
Tickets may be purchased at the main entrance, or in advance via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $5 and include track admission. Sign up for ticket information for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at BelmontStakes.com. Group sales information can be found here.
ATMs are located on the first floor of the Grandstand and the second, and fourth floors of the Clubhouse.
If racing is cancelled, for any reason, after five (5) races have been run there are no refunds or exchanges of any kind.
Group Event Cancellation Policy:
Mutuel tickets may be cashed by mail. Please send the ticket along with your name and address via Certified or Registered Mail. Please make a copy of the tickets for your records and allow 60 days for a reply. Do not staple or place tape on the tickets. Mail to: NYRA, Attn: Mutuel Department, P.O. Box 90, Jamaica, NY 11417. The deadline for cashing tickets by mail is March 31, 2020.
Patrons can bring coolers into the Grandstand Backyard Area and Top of Stretch only. Glass containers are prohibited. Coolers may contain plastic bottles or cans and are subject to search by NYRA Security. Absolutely no alcohol is allowed on premises. Belmont Stakes Day and enhanced banned and permitted items can be found on BelmontStakes.com.
The Garden Terrace Dining Room is located on the fourth floor of the Clubhouse, has an excellent view of the entire racetrack. The Heritage Club on the third floor Clubhouse features burgers, paninis, pizza, tacos, sandwiches and salads and includes a full service bar. The first floor Grandstand offers Sabrett hot dogs, kielbasa and sausage sandwiches, and more. The Fisherman’s Wharf, on the second floor of the grandstand, will serve fish n' chips, crab cakes and shrimp cocktail. The Backyard Picnic area is also home to several concession stands.
Ethics are very important to NYRA. NYRA urges you to please report ethics issues or concerns to NYRA’s Ethics Officer by email at [email protected] or via NYRA’s confidential ethics hotline at 1-800-605-1340.
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Any patron placing bets, purchasing or redeeming vouchers, or making card or account cash deposits or withdrawals that exceed $10,000 in a 24-hour period is required by federal law to complete a Currency Report. These are reportable cash transactions requiring that the identity of the patron be filed with the IRS. By federal law NYRA is required to obtain identification from customers purchasing or redeeming vouchers and/or making cash deposits or withdrawals on NYRA Cash Cards when the relevant dollar amount totals $3,000 or more in a business day.
Please contact security at 718-488-6000 ext. 4511
NYRA encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-846-7369.
Guest services is located in the club house lobby.
Any winning wager or group of identical wagers (same track, race, pool and winning numbers) whose individual odds are 300-1 or greater and whose winning dollar value either individually or when added together is between $600 and $5,000 (minus the amount of the individual winning wager(s)) is subject to IRS reporting requirements to be completed on form W2-G.
IRS W2-G Withholding Policy
Any winning wager or group of identical wagers whose individual odds are 300-1 or greater and whose winning dollar value either individually or added together exceeds $5,000 (minus the amount of the individual winning wager(s)) is subject to an IRS withholding tax at the rate of 24 percent.
Windows designated for IRS winning tickets are on all floors. Patrons must present a picture ID (driver's license or non-driver's state ID, federal, state, or city ID, passport, or NYRA ID). A second form of identification showing the patron's social security number must also be presented.
Please go to any Guest Service Location
In accordance with legislation, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Belmont building. Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas except the box seat area. For everyone's convenience and comfort, we ask for your cooperation.
Order winner's circle photographs of your favorite horses from Adam Coglianese, our official track photographer. Composite photos include finish line, winner's circle and trophy presentation (if applicable). Call 718-659-2292 or visit bobcoglianesephotos.com for more information.
Watch the horses being saddled before the race in our beautiful paddock. Located in the backyard it is accessible from both the Clubhouse and Grandstand.
Handicapped parking is available near the Clubhouse and Grandstand. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis after the official opening of the parking gates. Parking fee is included in advance ticket purchases during the 2021 Belmont spring/summer meet. Courtesy shuttle bus service is available on select racing days. Parking fees will be at the discretion of management throughout the racing season. Valet parking will only be available on select race days.
Programs, Papers, & Handicapping Tools
We offer a varied assortment of handicapping tools. The official Belmont Post Parade Magazine and simulcast programs are available on the ground floor at each admission entrance. Also, there is a newsstand that offers the Daily Racing Form, New York daily newspapers, the Blood-Horse, American Turf Monthly, and handicapping tip sheets. Thoro-Graph and Ragozin Sheets are are now sold at the Clubhouse hospitality center.
Located on the first floor Grandstand in the Belmont Café area, the second floor of the Clubhouse and Grandstand, a video library of NYRA and simulcast tracks is available via a touch screen display.
Call toll free 1-866-697-2238 or VIEW HERE
There will be no simulcasting after live racing but we will stay open till after the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Solicitation or distribution of literature or materials on NYRA property by non-employees is strictly prohibited.
On most live racing days mutuel windows open at 12:15 p.m. Sign up for a NYRA Bets account to receive a new member bonus.
Please Contact Guest Service for assistance with your NYRA Bets Account at (718) 659-2200.
Free wireless access is available for our guests throughout the facility.
Gambling Problems? The New York Racing Association encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY