The Belmont Horsemen's Relations office is the second door on the right in the Racing Building near the paddock. Horsemen's Relations works a Belmont Fall racing schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Columbus Day when the office is open on Monday and off Wednesday.
Beginning June 24, NYRA will return to normal operations. All horsemen will be able to show badges for entry to the track. Please contact the office for box seating assignments, dining reservations, and paddock passes.
Unvaccinated attendees must continue to wear masks while on the premises.
Thank you for cooperating over the course of the past year. We look forward to seeing everybody again.
Alysse Jacobs, Horsemen's Relations Associate
Alysse began working in NYRA's Horsemen's Relations department under Carmen Barrera in 2009. She assumed the head position of the department in 2019.
Teal Albertrani, Horsemen's VIP Concierge
Teal was born to a racing family and interned with Horsemen's Relations in Saratoga for several seasons. She returned to NYRA in a full-time position in 2019 and maintains the Horsemen's Lounge activities.
Harper Gray, Horsemen's Relations Clerk
Harper hails from Kentucky and grew up racing at Churchill Downs. She began this seasonal assisting role for the Belmont and Saratoga meets in 2020.
The Belmont Room, located on the second floor of the Clubhouse, is open on weekends and holidays as an option for horsemen to enjoy sit down dining overlooking the track. Complimentary lunches are offered to owners who are entered in a stakes race. Please contact the office to make your reservation.
Owners can sign up to receive a text message or email alert when their horse is entered, with information to easily reach the Horsemen's Relations department. Please contact the department for more information.
The Garden City Hotel, a 5-star hotel located 20 minutes from Belmont Park, offers a rate for NYRA horsemen based on availability. Please contact the office for more details and to book a stay.
The Horsemen's Relations team will reply to outreach by the next racing day.
Gambling Problems? The New York Racing Association encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY