Saturday will be the 155th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse racing's jewel, the Triple Crown. As the anticipation builds for fans to watch Forte battle Tapid Trice and National Treasure this weekend, the attention of many in the horse racing community has already begun to look north to Saratoga, horse racing's summer home.
The Belmont Stakes will run on June 11th and tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. You can purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.com. Attendance will be limited to 50,000 fans instead of the pre-COVID-19 pandemic capacity of 90,000. Highlighted by the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the oldest and most challenging track of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will begin on Thursday, June 9th.
On Friday, the Nassau Coliseum turns 50 years-old. Every major musician from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney, to Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, U2, Matallica, Billy Joel and some form of the Grateful Dead 44 different times, targeted a concert run at the Nassau Coliseum. It's an intimate venue to play with 14,000 of your best friends.
The Breeder's Cup World Championships are this Saturday, November 7th at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Obviously, we here in New York are very focused on the Breeder's Cup Classic because New York-bred Tiz The Law is running with a chance to win against the other top 3-year-old horses in the country but it's a full day of championship horse racing. Joining Levack and Goz to preview the big day and Tiz The Law's chances of rebounding after losing the Kentucky Derby and skipping the Preakness is President of NYRA Bets Tony Allevato.