A few of us were talking last night about going to the Belmont Stakes next Saturday (June 9th) for the chance to witness the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 – I totally just jinxed it by talking about it. Tickets can be purchased the day of at the track for $10. For those of you who live in and around New York City the ride to Belmont takes only 30 minutes on the LIRR from Penn Station (see the schedule/info here). Races start around noon with the big race going off around 6 pm.
If you want to plan a good day with your friends your goal should be to take the 12:36 pm train out of Penn Station and get there at 1:10 pm. Although you can’t BYOB anymore (it was recently banned) but you can booze on the train and buy beer at the track. A crowd of 100-120,ooo is expected so again, if you’re looking for one of the incredibly monumental events you’ll be talking about with friends for decades to come this is it.
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