Belmont Park 2022 June Stakes Schedule Headlined By Belmont Stakes

Written By Fairway Jay on June 3, 2022 - Last Updated on June 26, 2022
A solo horse running on the wide dirt track at Belmont Park

The Belmont Park 2022 spring/summer meet continues into June, and the stakes schedule is really heating up along with the summer weather. There is a total of 25 stakes races in June. Nineteen races kick off the first two weeks of the month, 16 of which are graded stakes. The headliner is the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11, which highlights the biggest day of racing at Belmont Park with eight Grade 1 races on the sensational racing card.

The Belmont Park main dirt track — referred to as “Big Sandy” — has 10 of the 19 stakes races in the first two weeks of June. Belmont Park is an unusually big track with big sweeping turns wider than most tracks. The half-mile pole sits where the 3/8 pole is at other tracks. A 1 1/8-mile race is a one-turn affair rather than two turns like most tracks in America. The width and breadth of the track can feel overwhelming to riders, so experience counts, and many of the top jockeys in the country ride at Belmont and Saratoga during the summer.

You can watch and wager on all the summer races at Belmont Park and other tracks around the country on TVG, which offers pari-mutuel betting and provides the perfect online destination for all horse racing enthusiasts everywhere.

Belmont Park June stakes schedule

Sat., June 4Pennine Ridge2$200,0003YOTurf1 1/8 miles
Thurs., June 9Astoria-$150,000F2YODirt5 1/2 furlongs
Thurs., June 9Tremont-$150,0002YODirt5 1/2 furlongs
Thurs., June 9Wonder Again2$200,000F3YOTurf1 1/8 miles
Fri., June 10Bed O' Roses2$300,000F&M 4&UpDirt7 furlongs
Fri., June 10Belmont Gold Cup2$400,0004&UpTurf2 miles
Fri., June 10Intercontinental3$200,000F&M 4&UpTurf6 furlongs
Fri., June 10New York1$750,000F&M 4&UpTurf1 1/4 miles
Fri., June 10True North2$300,0004&UpDirt6 1/2 furlongs
Fri., June 10Acorn1$500,000F3YODirt1 mile
Sat., June 11Belmont Stakes 1$1.5 million3YODirt1 1/2 miles
Sat., June 11Brooklyn Invitational2$400,0004&UpDirt1 1/2 miles
Sat., June 11Hill 'n' Dale Metropolitan Handicap (BC)1$1 million3&UpDirt1 mile
Sat., June 11Jaipur (BC)1$400,0003&UpTurf6 furlongs
Sat., June 11Longines Just a Game1$500,000F&M 4&UpTurf1 mile
Sat., June 11Ogden Phipps (BC)1$500,000F&M 4&UpDirt1 1/16 miles
Sat., June 11Resorts World Casino Manhattan1$750,0004&UpTurf1 1/4 miles
Sat., June 11Woody Stephens Presented by Mohegan Sun1$400,0003YODirt7 furlongs
Sun., June 12Jersey Girl-$150,000F3YODirt6 furlongs
Sat., June 18Poker3$250,0004&UpTurf1 mile
Sun., June 19NYSS Cupecoy's Joy-$150,000F3YOTurf7 furlongs
Sun., June 19NYSS Spectacular Bid-$150,0003YOTurf7 furlongs
Sat., June 25Mother Goose2$250,000F3YODirt1 1/16 miles
Sat., June 25Wild Applause-$100,000F3YOTurf1 mile
Sun., June 26Dancin Renee (NYB)-$100,000F&M 4&UpDirt6 furlongs

Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In races

Along with major stakes, three of the summer features at Belmont Park offer race winners an automatic fees-paid entry to the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.

All three races are on Saturday, June 11, as part of Belmont Stakes Day.

  • Met Mile — Winner to BC Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
  • Jaipur — Winner to BC Turf Sprint
  • Ogden Phipps — Winner to BC Longines Distaff

July racing at Belmont Park features 11 more stakes races, six of them graded. This includes the $1 million Grade 1 race for 3-year-olds, the Belmont Derby Invitational, at 1 1/4 miles on the turf on Saturday, July 9. Prior to that is the $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles on the turf.

The summer meet comes to a close on Sunday, July 10. After that, New York racing heads to Saratoga from July 14 through Sept. 5.

Photo by AP | Peter Morgan
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