2022 Belmont Park Spring Summer Meet at OTB

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Edited NYRA Press Release
Updated: March 27, 2022

Bet the Belmont Park 44-day Spring/Summer Meet

Belmont Park will host a 44-day Spring/Summer meet, from Thursday, April 28 and continue through Sunday, July 10, which will feature 59 stakes races worth $16.95 million in total purses.

The Belmont spring/summer meet will offer 12 Grade 1 contests and seven races with purses of $700,000 or higher, with four of those contests coming during the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 9 through Saturday, June 11.

The festival will encompass 17 total stakes, including eight Grade 1s on Belmont Stakes Day, capped by the $1.5 million "Test of the Champion" for 3-year-olds in the 1 1/2-mile final leg of the Triple Crown.

In addition to the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 11, that day's card will include three Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" qualifiers: the one-mile Grade 1, $1 million Hill 'n' Dale Metropolitan Handicap for 3-year-olds and up [Dirt Mile]; the Grade 1, $500,000 Ogden Phipps for older fillies and mares 4-years-old and up going 1 1/16 miles on the main track [Distaff]; and the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs on turf [Turf Sprint].

The blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card will also feature the Grade 1, $750,000 Manhattan for 4-year-olds and up going 1 1/4 miles on turf; the Grade 1, $500,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies going one mile; the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Just a Game for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at one mile on the turf; the Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens in a seven-furlong sprint over Big Sandy for 3-year-olds; and the Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn, a 1 1/2-mile test for 4-year-olds and up.

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival opens with three stakes races on Thursday, June 9, including the Grade 2, $200,000 Wonder Again, a nine-furlong turf test for 3-year-old fillies offering an automatic invite to the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational to the top-three finishers. Rounding out the June 9 card are a pair of $150,000 sprints for 2-year-olds at 5 1/2-furlongs on the main track led by the Astoria for fillies and the Tremont.

On June 10, the Grade 1, $750,000 New York, a 10-furlong turf test for older fillies and mares will headline a day featuring five graded stakes. Also featured on the June 10 card are the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup, the Grade 2, $300,000 True North; the Grade 2, $300,000 Bed o' Roses; and the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental, which has been shortened to six furlongs on turf.

The Stars and Stripes Racing Festival returns on Saturday, July 9 and features four graded stakes headlined by the opening legs of the Caesars Turf Triple Series. Launched by NYRA in 2019, the Turf Triple returns with a pair of 1 1/4-mile turf races offering Grade 1 status, featuring the Grade 1, $1 million Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational for sophomores and the Grade 1, $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies.

Implemented by NYRA as the turf equivalent of the Triple Crown series, with all the legs contested at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, the Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational will again launch the male division of the Turf Triple series that encompasses the Grade 1 Caesars Saratoga Derby this summer and the Grade 3 Caesars Jockey Club Derby during the Belmont fall meet.

The Belmont Oaks Invitational commences the female division of the Turf Triple series, which will be followed by the Grade 3 Saratoga Oaks this summer and conclude with the Grade 3 Jockey Club Oaks during the fall.

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Also featuring on the Stars and Stripes card is the Grade 2, $400,000 Suburban, a 10-furlong test for older horses; and the Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride, a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for sophomore fillies.

Man o' War Day on May 14 boasts five graded stakes led by the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o' War at 1 3/8-miles on the turf for 4-year-olds and upward and bolstered by the nine-furlong Grade 3, $200,000 Peter Pan, the local prep for the Belmont Stakes; the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay, the Grade 3, $150,000 Vagrancy, and the Grade 3, $150,000 Runhappy.

Independence Day weekend from Saturday July 2 through Monday, July 4 offers five stakes races. The holiday weekend kicks off July 2 with the Grade 2, $250,000 John A. Nerud, which will see 4-year-olds and up contest at seven furlongs. Also featured on the card is the Grade 3 $250,000 Dwyer. The holiday weekend stakes action continues Sunday, July 3 with the $100,000 Perfect Sting and on Monday, July 4 with the $100,000 Manila and the $150,000 Grand Couturier.

The spotlight will shine on New York-breds on Monday, May 30, as part of Big Apple Showcase Day. The lucrative Memorial Day card features six stakes for horses bred in the Empire State led by the $200,000 Commentator at one mile for 3-year-olds and up and the $200,000 Critical Eye at the same distance for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and upward. A quartet of $125,000 stakes will round out the day, including the Kingston, Mount Vernon, Mike Lee and Bouwerie.

Friday, April 29 will kick off the meet's stakes action with the $100,000 Affirmed Success, a six-furlong sprint for New York-breds 4-years-old and up. The graded stakes action begins on Saturday, May 7 with the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay, the Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester and the Grade 2, $200,000 Fort Marcy.

Closing Day on Sunday, July 10 will drop the curtain down on the meet with the $150,000 River Memories and the $100,000 Saginaw before the racing action moves to Saratoga Race Course for its 40-day meet beginning Thursday, July 14.

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2022 Belmont Park Stakes Schedule

Date Race Grade Purse Restrictions Surface Distance
Friday, Apr 29 Affirmed Success (NYB) $100,000.00 4&UP Dirt 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Apr 30 Elusive Quality $100,000.00 4&UP Turf 7 Furlongs
Sunday, May 01 License Fee $100,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 6 Furlongs
Friday, May 06 Flat Out $100,000.00 4&UP Dirt 1 3/8
Saturday, May 07 Fort Marcy II $200,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 1/8
Saturday, May 07 Sheepshead Bay II $200,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 3/8
Saturday, May 07 Westchester III $200,000.00 4&UP Dirt 1 Mile
Sunday, May 08 Ruffian II $200,000.00 F&M 4&UP Dirt 1 Mile
Saturday, May 14 Beaugay III $150,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 1/16
Saturday, May 14 Man o' War I $700,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 3/8
Saturday, May 14 Peter Pan III $200,000.00 3YO Dirt 1 1/8
Saturday, May 14 Runhappy III $150,000.00 4&UP Dirt 6 Furlongs
Saturday, May 14 Vagrancy Handicap III $150,000.00 F&M 4&UP Dirt 6 1/2 Furlongs
Sunday, May 15 Gold Fever $100,000.00 3YO Dirt 6 Furlongs
Saturday, May 21 Seek Again $100,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 Mile
Saturday, May 28 Soaring Softly III $100,000.00 F3YO Turf 7 Furlongs
Sunday, May 29 Paradise Creek $100,000.00 3YO Turf 7 Furlongs
Monday, May 30 Bouwerie (NYB) $125,000.00 F3YO Dirt 7 Furlongs
Monday, May 30 Commentator (NYB) $200,000.00 3&UP Dirt 1 Mile
Monday, May 30 Critical Eye (NYB) $200,000.00 F&M 3&UP Dirt 1 Mile
Monday, May 30 Kingston (NYB) $125,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 1/16
Monday, May 30 Mike Lee (NYB) $125,000.00 3YO Dirt 7 Furlongs
Monday, May 30 Mount Vernon (NYB) $125,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 Mile
Saturday, Jun 04 Pennine Ridge II $200,000.00 3YO Turf 1 1/8
Thursday, Jun 09 Astoria $150,000.00 F2YO Dirt 5 1/2
Thursday, Jun 09 Tremont $150,000.00 2YO Dirt 5 1/2
Thursday, Jun 09 Wonder Again II $200,000.00 F3YO Turf 1 1/8
Friday, Jun 10 Bed O' Roses II $300,000.00 F&M 4&UP Dirt 7 Furlongs
Friday, Jun 10 Belmont Gold Cup II $400,000.00 4&UP Turf 2 Miles
Friday, Jun 10 Intercontinental III $200,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 7 Furlongs
Friday, Jun 10 New York I $750,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 1/4
Friday, Jun 10 True North II $300,000.00 4&UP Dirt 6 1/2 Furlongs
Saturday, Jun 11 Acorn I $500,000.00 F3YO Dirt 1 Mile
Saturday, Jun 11 Belmont Stakes I $1,500,000.00 3YO Dirt 1 1/2
Saturday, Jun 11 Brooklyn Invitational II $400,000.00 4&UP Dirt 1 1/2
Saturday, Jun 11 Hill 'n' Dale Metropolitan Handicap (BC) I $1,000,000.00 3&UP Dirt 1 Mile
Saturday, Jun 11 Jaipur (BC) I $400,000.00 3&UP Turf 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Jun 11 Longines Just a Game I $500,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 Mile
Saturday, Jun 11 Manhattan I $750,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 1/4
Saturday, Jun 11 Ogden Phipps (BC) I $500,000.00 F&M 4&UP Dirt 1 1/16
Saturday, Jun 11 Woody Stephens I $400,000.00 3YO Dirt 7 Furlongs
Sunday, Jun 12 Jersey Girl $150,000.00 F3YO Dirt 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Jun 18 Poker III $250,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 Mile
Sunday, Jun 19 NYSS Cupecoy's Joy $150,000.00 F3YO Turf 7 Furlongs
Sunday, Jun 19 NYSS Spectacular Bid $150,000.00 3YO Turf 7 Furlongs
Saturday, Jun 25 Mother Goose II $250,000.00 F3YO Dirt 1 1/16
Saturday, Jun 25 Wild Applause $100,000.00 F3YO Turf 1 Mile
Sunday, Jun 26 Dancin Renee (NYB) $100,000.00 F&M 4&UP Dirt 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Jul 02 Dwyer III $250,000.00 3YO Dirt 1 Mile
Saturday, Jul 02 John A. Nerud II $250,000.00 4&UP Dirt 7 Furlongs
Sunday, Jul 03 Perfect Sting $100,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 Mile
Monday, Jul 04 Grand Couturier $150,000.00 4&UP Turf 1 1/2
Monday, Jul 04 Manila $100,000.00 3YO Turf 1 Mile
Saturday, Jul 09 Belmont Oaks Invitational I $700,000.00 F3YO Turf 1 1/4
Saturday, Jul 09 Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational I $1,000,000.00 3YO Turf 1 1/4
Saturday, Jul 09 Suburban Handicap II $400,000.00 4&UP Dirt 1 1/4
Saturday, Jul 09 Victory Ride III $150,000.00 F3YO Dirt 6 1/2 Furlongs
Sunday, Jul 10 River Memories $150,000.00 F&M 4&UP Turf 1 1/2
Sunday, Jul 10 Saginaw (NYB) $100,000.00 4&UP Dirt 1 1/16

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