Belmont Park horse racing track is located just east of the New York City suburbs of Westchester County, in Elmont, New York. It opened on May 4th, 1905. Built by an Italian-American man named Mario Pizzo, it was designed to cater to equestrian enthusiasts who frequented the area. Belmont Park is one of the few facilities in the area that is not owned by a racetrack, which allows for a more natural and relaxed atmosphere. It shares this same environment with the nearby Woodbury Park racetrack, yet it is a half-mile closer.
Belmont Park has hosted a variety of horse races over the years, including favorites for the Kentucky Derby. Belmont Park was also the venue for one of the most famous equestrian matches in history, when Belmont Park owner Harry Legg won the maiden Florida State Horse Race and the first ever harness race in United States history. The win boosted the career of Legg, who went on to win more state and national titles and was inducted into the Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Belmont Park has been the scene of other big horse wins, including the Belmont Stakes win by Englishman Tom Watson in what was then known as the Belmont Park Stakes.
Belmont Park features both a half mile paved stretch of Thoroughbred dirt and a half mile of synthetic turf. The track was originally built to use the second type of surface, but because of high horse popularity, it has continued to be used primarily as a Thoroughbred racing track. Belmont Park is one of those places in New York that is known not only for the horses but also for the people that own them. A particularly notable aspect of Belmont Park is the Belmont Park Lodge, which was built to commemorate the association with Belmont Park horseracing.
Belmont Park features a Hilton Head Golf Course, featuring eighteen holes with three full greens. The course was designed by Jack Nicholas, one of Belmont Park’s most prominent owners, and is open to members of the public every day. The Belmont Park horse racing track is open to all animals during the warmer months.
Belmont Park features a wide variety of types of betting on its horse races. There are several daily paper sales that offer a variety of wagering on each race. Horse players can also purchase tickets for the Belmont Park Reine Fois-Bout, a popular annual attraction that features the Belmont Park Stakes and Belmont Parkial. Each race is presented in two different classifications: premier or preliminary.
The Belmont Park Stakes and Belmont Parkial are both quarter horses and compete against other quarter horses in what is known as the Belmont Grande Prix. There are sixteen runners in this competition. It is Belmont’s premier equestrian event. The Belmont Parkial had the most experience, while the Stakes have only had a career single race. Both are ranked in their respective classes.
Belmont Park’s racing trainer program offers more than just winners. It offers lessons to teach young aspiring equestrians on how to win as well as how to train and prepare for a race. Belmont Park also gives racers the opportunity to test their strength and conditioning by sending them into the race with trainer crews that include professional riders and instructors.
Belmont Park also hosts an annual South Beach Sprints Regatta. This four-day event is for both the amateur and professional horse player. There are more than a dozen racetracks located along the Belmont Park Causeway, where the race track is located. Horse racing at Belmont Park in Greenville, SC is great fun for the whole family.