Today is race day at Belmont Park and despite the unfortunate I’ll Have Another retirement news the party is still most definitely still on. If you are one of the 100,000+ people planning to be in attendance this Roosevelts original called the Jeremiah Firefly is a must have for your tailgate party. Two of these and you’re going to be feeling real nice.
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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.