Although the Belmont Stakes is one of the premier events on the annual US horse racing calendar, tickets are not particularly hard to come by. The most sought after tickets are for the trackside reserved seats. The New York Racing Association – the organization responsible for the management of Belmont Park – awards these tickets by a lottery system similar to that used for other major sporting events. The lottery application form is made available in the spring of each year for the June race.
In addition to the reserved seats, tens of thousands of fans attend annually with general admission seating available in the grandstand, backyard, and trackside apron area.
For fans that want to secure preferred seating without going through the application process, Belmont Stakes tickets can be had – for a premium – from one of the many ticket brokers online and in major metropolitan areas. Another great place to secure tickets is Ebay – depending on the mainstream demand for the race in a given year it’s possible to find tickets at a reasonable price and usually cheaper than you’d pay at a ticket broker.
If you’re not able to make it to Belmont Park on race day, there are plenty of places to watch and wager on the Belmont Stakes. Most horse racing facilities across the country offer simulcast wagering not only on the Belmont Stakes, but the entire spring and fall race meet at Belmont Park. You’ll also find the race itself on nationwide TV in the United States and can get plenty of pre-race coverage on the dedicated horse racing networks TVG and HRTV. And, of course, every race book online or in Nevada will be taking action on one of the major events of the thoroughbred racing calendar.