NYC Guide: Belmont Stakes

There’s nothing New York City doesn’t have, so each visitor can find something that will delight them. If you enjoy horse racing, you’ll be glad to hear that NYC won’t leave you disappointed because it features the famous Belmont Stakes. Even if your visit to New York is quite short, you can still attend a racing event because getting from the Belmont Stakes to LaGuardia is quite easy if you rely on the right car service.

What’s more, we can provide you with a car service to LGA from Long Island if you’re staying in this part of the city, and arrange to take you to the race on our way to the airport. You won’t have to worry about your schedule because we’re here to save you time and effort. So, if you’re planning to go to the Belmont Stakes events, here’s what you need to know.

Which Race is the Belmont Stakes?

There’s a reason why the Belmont Stakes is known as “The Test of the Champion”, “The Championship Track”, and “The Run for the Carnations”. Almost every racing champion in the U.S. had to compete on this racetrack. The Belmont Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race of Grade I. It’s a part of the Triple Crown along with the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby.

As one of the most popular racing events, it appeals to viewers across the world. So, being a part of this racing event will definitely be a memorable experience even if you’re not very familiar with horse racing.

Where is the Belmont Stakes 2018?

If you’re wondering where the race took place last year, or where the Belmont Stakes is held in 2019, the answer is the same – Belmont Park. This park is located on 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. However, if you don’t know how to reach this park, don’t you worry. Our experienced chauffeurs know the entire New York City area like the back of their hands, so they can easily take you there.

What’s more, Belmont Park is relatively close to LaGuardia, so you won’t spend too much time in transit if you’re going to the airport afterward.

What Time is the Belmont Stakes?

This year, the Belmont Stakes was held on June 8, 2019, with the beginning at 6:37 p.m. local time. You missed the race this year? No worries! There’s always next year and you can rely on us to arrive right on schedule.

Each year, the Belmont Stakes is held on the first or second Saturday in June. So, if you’re planning to attend it in 2020, make sure to plan your itinerary in advance. And with our help, that won’t be a problem!

What is the Fastest Belmont Stakes Time?

Some of the greatest champions participated in the Belmont Stakes, setting exceptional records. However, who were the champions who conquered the racetrack in record time? Here are the top Belmont Stakes stars:

  • Secretariat in 1973 – 2:24.00
  • Easy Goer in 1989 – 2:26.00
  • A.P. Indy in 1992 – 2:26.13
  • Risen Star in 1988 – 2:26.40
  • Point Given in 2001 – 2:26.56

Who Won the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

The winner of the 2018 Belmont Stakes was Justify with Mike Smith being the jockey. The winning time was 2:28.18. Justify won the Triple Crown and became the thirteenth winner of the Triple Crown. In 2019, there was no Triple Crown winner since the winner of Kentucky Derby, which preceded the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, didn’t participate in the following races.

Book our Car Service to LaGuardia from Long Island for the Next Belmont Stakes

Imperial Limo Worldwide is here for all of your transportation needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out. Our car services bring you convenience, time-efficiency, and comfort wherever you go. And in New York, you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether it comes to participating in the Memorial Day Parade or supporting the NYC Pride Parade, we’re here to take you.

You can also contact us if you’re planning to attend JVC Jazz Festival events or simply need someone to organize your transportation to and from the airport. Our chauffeurs follow all the NYSDOT guidelines and are at your disposal. Contact us today and book your luxe car!