Belmont Stakes

  • June 7, 2014 · 12:00 PM
  • Belmont Park

Seats on sale this Monday March 31st at 9 am thru Ticketmaster. I suggestb everyone buy their own tickets and we meet during the day.

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  • christian p.

    Donna, I'll try to come down to the rail early and say hello.

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Donna W.

      Very nice meeting you Christian! What a nice surprise, I hope we meet again and I'm sure we will!! Sooo very disappointed for Chrome!!

      June 7, 2014

  • Russell

    In sec 2R row B opposite big mutuel board.

    June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I almost cancelled when I read the list of things that you couldn't bring in. Basically, only the clothes on your back. I can't even bring a folding lawn chair to the apron. The 1st race goes off at 11:32 and the Belmont at 6:52. That's 7 hours and 20 minutes of standing and sitting on the ground if you don't have a seat. I'm going to arrive late, at about the 6th race at 3:30. That will still leave about four hours before the race. I can place my bets in advance from home so I don't have to worry about that. If you don't see me, it will be because they wouldn't let my car into the parking lot.

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Donna W.

      I don't blame you one bit Bill, I have been on the fence about going also because of the ridiculous time that the race goes off... I hope I can make it having to stand and sit on the ground for nearly all day too... waiting. We can thank NBC! Hope you make it, I will have a red blanket if that helps in finding me... I will also be wearing a blue "We want the Cup" NY Rangers t shirt...

      June 7, 2014

  • christian p.

    Hey all, Hope to meet some of you at Belmont tomorrow. I'm in Sec 2S row O seat 3. I will be there most of the day and stay til the last race so if my railbird friends want come up after the Belmont I'd love that. I'm arriving early (between 830 and 9am) If anyone want to meet up call me at[masked]

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Donna W.

      Hi Christian... it would be nice to finally meet you too... I've been a member for years now but I wasn't living in the area... we (Jenifer and I) will be at the rail, once we're there we can't really leave... I will take your number with me and give you a shout, we'll also be there quite early like you! :)

      June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, yes. I'll be wearing my gray RPI T-Shirt that I'm modeling here.

    June 6, 2014

  • Anthony M.

    hello everyone it should be a great weekend of racing hope everyone has a great time.. If any one want's tomorrow picks form Jorge velasquez and friends for free e mail me. also there is a contest to win $500 make sure to enter should be fun.. thanks have a great day

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup seems to have gotten out of control for me. At first, as it says above me, we were supposed to arrive separately and meet at some designated spot. What spot I don't know in the chaos of Belmont day. Now it looks like various subgroups of friends have gotten seats and will just stay in them all day. I guess that leaves me on the outs.

    June 4, 2014

    • jenifer k

      Bill you saw Donna's post! I am sure we are not the only one's without seats. Donna and I are planning to meet up so that's at least two people! I just know texting etc at the track is tough because of cellphone service there, so we had better have a spot to meet a head of time. I am sure it will be fun no matter what! After all it is a "meet-up" I am sure we will meet-up some how and have a great day!!

      1 · June 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK. Great. Donna sounds like she has had some experience at this. Making your own seat! Could I bring a folding chair and set up on the apron? I'll give Donna a call on Thursday. It's supposed to be a beautiful day on Saturday.

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Russell

    I will be taking LIRR there--as of now I am targeting the 11:15 from Penn. I have a reserved seat in section next to where Christian is. Whether I take LIRR back from Belmont is unsure--if it's too crowded I may take the N6 bus to Jamaica or walk to the Floral Park LIRR station.

    June 4, 2014

    • jenifer k

      Yes the LIRR from Penn will be nuts but I have no choice since I am coming from the city!! The party starts there! It can be crazy!!

      June 4, 2014

  • Final Furlong Racing S.

    Since our ad ran in the showcase special we have gotten a lot of inquiries mainly of she was available to meet. Our team will be at the stakes all day and if you have interest in the offering we would be happy to take you to shed row to introduce her to you. She is a beauty !

    1 · June 3, 2014

    • christian p.

      I agree it's going to be a madhouse. Maybe we can schedule for another day. I'm out every Sunday.

      June 3, 2014

    • jenifer k

      Sounds great!

      June 4, 2014

  • MARIA

    WHEN THIS BELMONT STAKES MADNESS IS OVER, WE SHOULD ALL MEET ON ANOTHER SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AND TALK HORSES!! SET IT UP CHRISTIAN AND MAYBE FURLONG FARM FRIEND CAN GIVE US THAT TOUR!

    June 4, 2014

    • Final Furlong Racing S.

      We would be happy to ! Maybe we can meet for coffee and breakfast and watch some horses work one weekend early am !

      June 4, 2014

  • jenifer k

    Does anyone have a plan for meeting up? I am new to NYC and coming alone so would really like to know how to meet up!

    June 4, 2014

    • jenifer k

      Oh Yes!! be awesome! How much are seats?? Yes Yes! my email is [masked]....I can give you my number!!!

      1 · June 4, 2014

    • Donna W.

      I believe the seats have been sold out for awhile. They just added seats on the far turn, starting at $275. I will be bringing a seat cushion and I will be at the fence on the rail by the finish line... I can not afford to pay prices like that... if you'd like to talk feel free to call me anytime Thursday... [masked]-6672... hopefully this will work out! I'd rather not go alone...

      June 4, 2014

  • MARIA

    EVERYONE COMING BY CAR - CHECK NYRA'S WEBSITE FOR THE BELMONT STAKES SECTION - THERE ARE SHUTTLE BUSES TO THE TRACK FROM JERICHO TURNPIKE AND THE OTHER SIDE OF HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE BY TULIP AVENUE. THAT MAY HELP YOU INSTEAD OF PLANNING ON PARKING AT THE TRACK FOR $10.00!

    1 · June 4, 2014

    • Donna W.

      Thanks for all that wonderful info Maria! I will be checking it out, it may end up helping me to enjoy the day... :)

      June 4, 2014

    • jenifer k

      Oh Donna...Just saw your number! Did not know we could post that here! Mine is[masked]! Are you coming by train or car?? I live in Manhattan so was going to take LIRR

      June 4, 2014

  • Donna W.

    Hi everyone... if there is anyone going alone (like me) who doesn't have a seat... please contact me, lets meet up and enjoy a day of history!

    June 4, 2014

  • christian p.

    How about we meet behind sec 2S a half hour before the first race? I realize those setting up by the rail can't get there but I hope it works for everyone else.

    June 4, 2014

  • MARIA

    JENIFER - HOOK UP WITH DONNA WAKEFIELD BELOW

    SHES GOING ALONE, TOO. I HAVE RESERVED SEATS WITH 3 FRIENDS,BUT WILL BE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
    MAKE SURE EVERYONE VISITS RON TURCOTTE AT THE SECRETARIAT TENT. HE'S THERE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS FOR SMALL FEE AND BIG RED'S REGULAR EXERCISE RIDER WILL BE THERE, TOO. LOTS OF MEMORABILIA!

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • MARIA

    hook up with donna

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • Donna W.

    Anyone going who doesn't have a seat is welcome to join me near the finish line at the fence. I will be getting there early to secure a spot...

    June 4, 2014

  • Final Furlong Racing S.

    We can schedule a meetup to watch some of the horses work one morning. We have 4 with jena in ny right now we can coordinate it with midnight champagne. However I will be back and forth between the barns and the track sat so if anyone is interested feel free to email

    June 3, 2014

  • christian p.

    I'm sitting in sec 2R. I plan on arriving early so if anyone wants to meet me there feel free to call my cell at[masked]-5048. I'll be out at Belmont all week if anyone is coming out feel free to call me also.

    June 3, 2014

  • MARIA

    I HAVE PICTURES OF SECRETARIAT THAT I TOOK WHEN HE WON THE BELMONT BACK IN 1973. I USUALLY MAKE EXTRA COPIES - SO IF ANYONE WANTS ONE, YOU THEN CAN GET RON TURCOTT TO AUTOGRAPH IT FOR YOU. THERE IS A SMALL CHARGE FOR THAT - HE IS BY THE SECRETARIAT TENT BY THE PADDOCK. I HAD SEVERAL DONE LAST YEAR AND GAVE THEM OUT AS GIFTS TO MY FRIENDS. OFFER STANDS. JUST LET ME KNOW.

    June 3, 2014

  • Final Furlong Racing S.

    She = midnight champagne. Our new 2 year old offering. Sorry for lack of clarity :)

    June 3, 2014

  • Mike

    I ordered and paid for 4 seats thru stub hub. I like the front row. Still havent received them. Any idea when I should anticipate getting them? thanks

    May 28, 2014

  • jenifer k

    So looking forward to this event and hope we get to meet up!! (no pun intended) Was looking on line and wonder if we are getting seats in a certain area or meeting in the grandstand!

    May 28, 2014

  • Brad

    Gonna be a epic day! 10 stakes races and a shot at immortality! Message me if you got tickets to sell or just want to chat.

    May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since we weren't going go sit together, I bought one reserved seat for myself in case I got tired having to stand all day and wanted to sit down and come up with a few bets.

    I bought a decent seat in the third deck of the grandstand called the preferred grandstand because the seats were just inside the sixteenth pole. Face value $65.00.

    I got the ticket in the mail today; a big, thick, full color thing that was like a Super Bowl ticket. So I went to StubHub and found that they already had 14 tickets on sale from my section priced from $550 to $800 each. I'm pretty sure they won't get anything like that much for the tickets, but maybe I wouldn't mind standing all day.

    May 23, 2014

  • MARIA

    I ORDERED MY TICKETS BEFORE THE DERBY FROM NYRA. SET UP YOUR ACCOUNTS WITH THEM. FORGET TICKETMASTER.

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, Christian. Nice job organizing. Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Harvey Pack? (at least in that photo.)

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's actually easier these days to handicap and bet from right in front of you computer, but doing it alone takes a lot of the fun out of it. Let's hope for a beautiful day, a good contender for the triple crown, and one of the best undercards ever.

    April 18, 2014

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