by NYRA Press Office
Racing fans now can now purchase flex ticket plans designed to offer exclusive savings on premium race days during the 2017 spring/summer and fall meets at Belmont Park.
The customizable flex ticket plans include a reserved seat on three or more premium race days during the spring/summer and fall meets; and offer up to a 30 percent discount in comparison to the a la carte cost. Flex ticket plans begin at $21, which includes the cost of admission, and can be reserved now through Belmont Park Account Manager.
"Our new flex ticket packages enable fans to customize and personalize their plans with the additional benefit of significant savings during the spring/summer and fall meets at Belmont Park - a period covering some of the most exciting months in all of racing," said New York Racing Association Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. "These new plans are a great option for fans who are interested in enjoying racing's biggest days at beautiful Belmont Park."
Eligible Belmont Park Spring & Fall Premium Flex Days
· Saturday, May 6, Kentucky Derby Day
· Sunday, May 14, Mother's Day
· Saturday, May 20, Preakness Day
· Monday, May 29, Big Apple Showcase Day
· Thursday, June 8, Belmont Stakes Racing Festival
· Sunday, June 18, Father's Day
· Saturday, July 8, Stars & Stripes Day
· Saturday, October 7, Super Saturday
· Saturday, October 21, Empire Showcase Day
In addition to new flex plans, tickets are selling fast for the 2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Highlighted by the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the three-day event will begin on Thursday, June 8, 2017, and conclude on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Featuring world-class racing coupled with premium hospitality and entertainment, the Festival has quickly become a popular kick-off event to the summer season in New York.
Limited reservations remain available in Belmont Park's premium dining areas, including the Garden Terrace, Marquee Tent, Turf & Field Club and Champagne Room. Fans interested in attending are urged to purchase their tickets now through BelmontStakes.com to avoid being shut out of New York's signature racing festival.
The second must-see event of the Belmont spring/summer meet will be the return of the popular Stars & Stripes Festival on Saturday, July 8. Launched in 2014, the internationally themed day will once again feature a pair of prestigious Grade 1 races on the turf for 3-year-olds in the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational and the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational for fillies, both at 1 ¼ miles.
For more information on the Belmont Flex Plans, Season Passes or Hospitality options, visit NYRA.com/Belmont. Racing will return to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28, for opening day of the spring/summer meet.