NYRA Announces April And May Post Times For Belmont Park Spring/Summer Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced post times for April and May of the upcoming 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet.

The lucrative Belmont spring/summer meet includes 59 stakes races worth $16.95 million in total purse money and will begin Thursday, April 22 and continue through Sunday, July 11.

In April, first post time at Belmont will be 1 p.m. Eastern, with the exception of Kentucky Oaks Day on Friday, April 30, which will offer a 12:20 p.m. first post.

In May, Belmont will offer a 1 p.m. post time with some exceptions.

Thursday cards in May will begin at 3:05 p.m. and will be featured on America’s Day at the Races, the acclaimed national telecast produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, airing coverage of live racing from Belmont, as well as the Twilight Thursday program at Churchill Downs.

The Triple Crown begins on Kentucky Derby Day [Saturday, May 1] at Churchill Downs, with first post at Belmont slated for 12:20 p.m., while Preakness Day [Saturday, May 15], the second jewel to be contested at Pimlico Race Course, will see Belmont offer a noon first post.

The 153rd running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the 1 ½-mile final leg of the Triple Crown, is set for Saturday, June 5 at Belmont Park.

A special middle pick 5 with a mandatory payout will be offered on Belmont cards featuring 11 or more races.

For more information, please visit NYRA.com.

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