The New York Racing Association has released its stakes schedule for the 2018 spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, featuring 62 stakes races worth $19.3 million throughout the course of the 54-day meet. The meet, which begins Apr. 27, is anchored by the GI Belmont S. June 9 and a surrounding barrrage of graded stakes races deemed the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Eight additional graded stakes will be held on Belmont day. Tickets for the event can be found here.
Other highlights of the schedule include a five-stakes card May 12, highlighted by the GI Man o’ War S. with an enhanced purse of $700,000. July 7 features another card packed with graded stakes as the GI Belmont Derby Inv. and GI Belmont Oaks Inv. highlight the Stars and Stripes Festival card, which falls on the Saturday after the Fourth of July. The complete graded stakes schedule can be found at NYRA.com.