Post Times for the Belmont Stakes Festival Released

Sarah Andrew

Post time for the 10-race Belmont Stakes Day on June 6 will be 12:50 p.m. (EST), NYRA announced Tuesday.

The four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be held at Saratoga from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Headlined by the June 8 GI Belmont S., the festival will include 24 stakes races with purses totaling $10.25 million.

Four stakes will be held Thursday, June 6, led by the GII Belmont Gold Cup offering a 'Golden Ticket' for an automatic berth into the A$8.4-million G1 Lexus Melbourne Cup Nov.5 at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia. Additionally, the day will feature the Jersey Girl S.; Tremont S. and Astoria S.

Post time for the 10-race program on June 6 is 12:50 p.m. (EST). Admission gates will open to the public at 11 a.m.


The remaining days are as follows:

Friday, June 7 – Post time for the 12-race program is 12:20 p.m. Admission gates will open to the public at 10:30 a.m.

Stakes Action: $750,000 GI New York S.; the $500,000 DK Horse GI Acorn S. and the $500,000 GI Just a Game S. and $200,000 GII Intercontinental S.


Saturday, June 8 – Post time for the 14-race Belmont Stakes Day program is 10:45 a.m.

Admission gates will open to the public at 9 a.m.

Stakes Action: The day features three Breeders' Cup “Win And You're In” qualifiers: the $1-million GI Hill 'N' Dale Metropolitan H. [Dirt Mile]; $500,000 GI Ogden Phipps [Distaff]; and the $500,000 GI Jaipur S. [Turf Sprint]. In addition, Belmont Stakes Day will include the $1-million Resorts World Casino GI Manhattan, and the $500,000 GI Woody Stephens,GII True North; the GII Suburban; and GIII Poker S.


Sunday, June 9 – Post time for the 10-race New York Showcase Day program is 12:50 p.m.

Admission gates will open to the public at 11 a.m.

Stakes Action: New York-breds take center stage for a special New York Showcase Day featuring six stakes for New York-breds including a quartet of $125,000 events: the Kingston S., the Mount Vernon S., the Mike Lee S. and the Bouwerie S.

The day's feature races are a pair of $200,000 stakes in the Commentator S. for 3-year-olds and up and the Critical Eye S. for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

Also featured on Sunday's card, the inaugural running of the $150,000 GI Beverly R. Steinman, a 2 3/8-mile steeplechase event.

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