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2011 FALL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

n 2011 RACING CALENDAR

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POST TIMES ■ Saratoga Live Racing ■ 2:30pm ■ Belmont 1:00pm ■ 12:30pm ■ Dark Days

Gates Open at 11:30am on normal racing days.

September 10 – October 30 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont NY 11003 Phone: 516.488.6000 • www.nyra.com

www.NYRA.com


n Fall Championship Meeting:

September 10 – October 30 The very best horses, jockeys, and trainers come together at beautiful Belmont Park to compete during our 37 day Fall Championship meeting. Our nine Grade 1 race lineup features The Garden City, Vosburgh, Beldame, Flower Bowl, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Frizette, Champagne, Jamaica Handicap, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Join us on Saturday, October 22nd, as we celebrate New York Showcase Day – with 7 stakes races featuring the best of New York bred thoroughbred racing. General admission is only $3.00, and Clubhouse admission remains $5.00. Reserved seating is sold separately – admission prices do not include seating. Children 12 and under are admitted to the park free when accompanied by an adult. Parking gates open at 11:15 a.m., and Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. General parking is FREE! Preferred parking is still only $2.00, and Valet parking is $5.00. First post time is 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please phone (516) 488-6000 or visit www.NYRA.com.

n Events & Promotions FREE General Admission on Opening Weekend: Celebrate opening day of the Belmont Park Fall Championship season, and start the meet off right, with free general admission on Saturday and Sunday (September 10th – 11th)! Pick the Pros and Ponies: Every Sunday, Beginning September 11: Enjoy the races at Belmont Park, and catch all the NFL fall action! We have all the thoroughbred racing excitement you could ask for, and all the games you don’t want to miss. Play our free weekly contest, and you could win. Select the winners of four designated NFL games, plus Races 3 and 5, and pocket a cool $1,000! Phone (516) 488-6000, or visit www.NYRA.com, for more information about the weekly Pros and Ponies challenge. Latin American Fiesta – Saturday, September 24, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Presented by Corona Light: Come to Belmont Park, and join us as we celebrate the music, food, and culture of Latin America! See dramatic demonstrations of Latin dance, listen to bands perform music from Brazilian pop to Salsa, and enjoy the taste of Latin America at select restaurant locations. Latin American Fiesta also features a dance contest in the Festival Tent between musical performances. Phone (516) 488-6000 for more information, or visit www.NYRA.com.

Jockey Club Gold Cup: Racing’s Super Saturday: The Jockey Club Gold Cup, established in 1919, is the showpiece of Belmont’s fall meet. On Saturday, October 1st, in addition to this prestigious test of 3 year olds and up, the day’s card includes the Grade 1 Beldame (for fillies and mares), the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (for 3 year olds and up), the G1 Flower Bowl Invitational (for fillies and mares), and the G1 Vosburgh (for 3 year olds and up)! Special, early post time of 12:30 p.m. ESPN Classic will broadcast racing action, featuring the Jockey Club Gold Cup beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, until 7:00 p.m. Check your local listings and NYRA.com for more updates and information. New York Showcase Day – Saturday, October 22: What place in the world is more beautiful than New York in fall? And where better to spend that New York fall day than Belmont Park? Showcase Day is a celebration of the best the state has to offer, with seven New York-bred stakes races! Showcase Day exclusively features New York bred horses, and is highlighted by the $200,000 Empire Classic (for 3 year olds and up). Taste the best of Heron Hill and other New York wineries in the clubhouse, and purchase artwork and products crafted by New York artisans including Really Good Fruit Spreads, Gourmetibles, Daisy May Natural Soap, Hudson Harmony and many more.

n Belmont Café & Aqueduct

Simulcast Centers Racing excitement doesn’t stop for dark days! Catch all the simulcast and wagering action at the Belmont Café and at Aqueduct Racetrack’s Simulcast areas, seven days a week! Hours of operation: 11:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, and from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 11 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


n Breakfast at Belmont

Weekends in September One of our most popular programs is Breakfast at Belmont Park! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of thoroughbred racing, including guided tram tours of Belmont’s remarkable stable area, trackside commentary of live morning workouts, starting gate demonstrations and paddock show. Breakfast at Belmont Park is open to the public on weekends in September, during the Belmont Fall Meet (September 10th – September 25th). Admission and activities for Breakfast at Belmont Park are free, and an optional breakfast may be purchased at the Belmont Café. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

NYRA Rewards is your opportunity to earn cash rewards just by wagering on the races, whether it’s on NYRA races or simulcast events! Sign up for an account at nyrarewards.com and wager using Internet, on-track, phone or mobile wagering using supported mobile devices like Blackberrys, iPhones, Java and Windowsbased devices. NYRA Rewards offers a full simulcast menu of the best racetrack signals coast-to-coast plus evening race programs. NYRA Rewards members enjoy the following perks: • Free Express Funding • Instant Sign-Up • Open Seven Days a Week • Earn the Highest Cash Rebates in the Industry • Live Video Streaming • No Minimum Balance • No Wagering Fees • Harness Racing Simulcast Wagering Now Available

n 2011 Belmont Park Fall Championship

Meet Promotional Calendar Saturday, September 10th

Opening Day

Sunday, September 11th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Saturday, September 17th

Garden City Community Day

Sunday, September 18th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Saturday, September 24th

Latin American Fiesta, Presented by Corona Light

Sunday, September 25th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Saturday, October 1st

Jockey Club Gold Cup Super Saturday

Sunday, October 2nd

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Sunday, October 9th

Floral Park Community Day

Sunday, October 9th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Sunday, October 9th

Live Band on the Backyard Stage

Monday, October 10th

Live Band on the Backyard Stage

Sunday, October 16th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Saturday, October 22nd

New York Showcase Day

Sunday, October 23rd

Pick the Pros and Ponies New York Showcase Vendor Fair

Sunday, October 30th

Pick the Pros and Ponies

Earn Cash Back! NYRA Rewards offers the most generous cash rewards structure of any advance deposit wagering program in racing! Members receive one point for every dollar wagered on NYRA races and a half point for every dollar wagered on a simulcast event. No points are awarded for a $2.10 pari-mutuel payoff, based on a $2 wager. Points are totaled at the end of each month and cash rewards are deposited into your account based on your monthly wagering volume. The first day of each month begins a new wagering/rewards cycle.

NYRA REWARDS Schedule Bronze Bronze Plus Silver Silver Plus Gold Gold Plus Platinum Platinum Plus Diamond

Point Level 2,000 4,000 8,000 20,000 40,000 80,000 150,000 300,000 500,000

WPS 2-Horse 1.25% 1.75% 1.75% 1.75% 2.25% 2.75% 3.00% 3.00% 3.00%

1.25% 1.75% 2.00% 2.50% 2.75% 3.00% 3.50% 4.50% 6.00%

WPS: Win, Place, Show 2-Horse: Daily Double, Exacta, Quinella Exotic: Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 6, Grand Slam

Exotic 1.50% 2.00% 2.50% 3.50% 4.00% 5.00% 6.00% 8.00% 9.00%


n Belmont Park

n Your Event… Our Venue…

Fall Championship Meet Stakes Schedule Date

Stakes

Sept 10th Bowling Green Hdcp (G2)

Purse $150,000

Sept 11th Ashley T. Cole (NYB)

$100,000

Sept 17th Garden City (G1)

$250,000

Sept 18th Noble Damsel (G3)

$100,000

Sept 24th Foxwoods Gallant Bloom Hdcp (G2) $150,000 Sept 25th John Hettinger (NYB)

$100,000

Oct 1st

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invt’l (G1) $500,000

Oct 1st

Jockey Club Gold Cup Invt’l (G1)

$750,000

Oct 1st

Flower Bowl Invt’l (G1)

$500,000

Oct 1st

Beldame Invt’l (G1)

$350,000

Oct 1st

Vosburgh Invt’l (G1)

$350,000

Oct 1st

Kelso Hdcp (G2)

$200,000

Oct 2nd Nashua (G2)

$150,000

Oct 2nd Tempted (G3)

$100,000

Oct 2nd Pilgrim (G3)

$100,000

Oct 2nd Miss Grillo (G3)

$100,000

Oct 8th Champagne (G1)

$300,000

Oct 8th Frizette (G1)

$300,000

Oct 8th Jamaica Hdcp (G1)

$250,000

Oct 10th Pebbles

$100,000

Oct 15th Athenia (G3)

$100,000

Oct 15th Knickerbocker (G3)

$100,000

Oct 22nd Bertram F. Bongard (NYB)

$100,000

Oct 22nd Iroquois (NYB)

$125,000

Oct 22nd Mohawk (NYB)

$125,000

Oct 22nd Joseph A. Gimma (NYB)

$100,000

Oct 22nd Hudson (NYB)

$125,000

Oct 22nd Ticonderoga (NYB)

$125,000

Oct 22nd Empire Classic (NYB)

$200,000

Oct 29th Bold Ruler (G3)

$100,000

Oct 29th Turnback the Alarm (G3)

$100,000

MSG+ will broadcast the Garden City Stakes on September 17th, from 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., and bring you all the live G1 action on October 8th, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., with the Champagne, Frizette, and Jamaica Handicap! Check your local listings.

Imagine the Possibilities… Beautiful Belmont Park provides an intimate and elegant setting for groups of any variety, and is a particularly impressive destination for corporate events. Dine in the spacious Marquee Tent or in the Garden Terrace, which rests high above Belmont Park’s sweeping mile-and-a-half oval. Enjoy superb fare, spectacular views and unparalleled service while experiencing thoroughbred racing at its finest. All options include admission, program and luncheon. Drink packages can be added on at an additional cost. Children (ages 3-12) are 2/3rds of the regular price. Packages and menus can also be customized to fit client needs. NYRA has made booking your event even easier by joining the Open Table dining reservation network. Visit OpenTable. com, or use your OpenTable mobile application any time to instantly reserve a table at Belmont Park. Reservations are free, and patrons can view table availability in real-time. Guests may also phone our toll free dining reservations number (888) 516-NYRA, and book a table at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, or Saratoga Race Course. • The Belmont West Wing: The Belmont West Wing is located on the 2nd Floor of the Clubhouse directly above the finish line, and it overlooks the track. • The Executive Box: The Executive Box is located on the 2nd Floor of the Clubhouse overlooking the track. • The Turf & Field Club: The Turf & Field Club is located on the 4th Floor of the Clubhouse and it overlooks the track. This is one of our most popular private rooms. •

The Marquee Tent: The Marquee Tent is located in the backyard area of the Clubhouse. Private bathrooms, betting windows and entrances are offered to each client who books the Marquee.

• The Garden Terrace Dining Room: The Garden Terrace Dining Room is located on the 4th Floor of the Clubhouse and is our largest party room. •

Top of the Stretch: Trackside picnic facilities for parties of 8 up to 250, featuring umbrella-shaded tables, charcoal grills, stretch-run views, and the opportunity to cater your own event at Belmont Park. Coolers are permitted, no glass bottles, please.

The Festival Tent: The Festival Tent is located in the backyard area of the Grandstand. The playground area, betting windows and restrooms are easily accessible from this area.

• Visit our website: http://www.nyragroupsales.com/ for more information, or to download our printable brochure.


n Belmont Park Policies

n Parking & Admission

COOLERS

PARKING

Fans may bring coolers into the picnic areas in the grandstand backyard, and the Top of the Stretch. Coolers will not be allowed in any other area at the track. Glass containers are not allowed anywhere in the park. As in the past, fans can bring in coolers containing cans or plastic bottles.

General Parking is now FREE!

All coolers will be subject to search by NYRA security.

ADMISSION

No coolers of any kind will be permitted in the buildings, including all seating areas, or on the apron of the track.

General Grandstand Admission: $3

Fans with coolers should enter the track at either the paddock or west end admission gates. Coolers will not be allowed through the clubhouse gate.

Preferred Parking is now only $2 Valet Parking is now only $5

Clubhouse Admission: $5 Admission Prices do not Include Reserved Seating. Reserved Seating is Additional. For more information, please phone (718) 641-4700 ext.3732 or 1-800-814-7846 or Fax: (516) 659-3599.

ATTIRE Elegant attire has long been a tradition at Belmont Park. Ladies and Gentlemen who honor this tradition are always appreciated. Box Seats Gentlemen: Suits or sports jackets (tie optional). Ladies: Dresses, skirts or slack outfits. Absolutely no shorts or jeans. Garden Terrace Dress Code Elegant attire is recommended: Gentlemen should wear suits or sports jackets. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts or pant suits. Business casual is acceptable attire: Gentlemen are required to wear collared shirts. Suits or sports jackets are optional. No shorts or abbreviated wear permitted. Management reserves the right to use its discretion to determine acceptable attire. Clubhouse Proper attire at discretion of management. No abbreviated attire. Gentlemen may not wear tank tops.

TRACK SERVICES DIME ATM Machines: For your convenience, Dime Savings Bank ATMs are located on the first and second floors of the Grandstand, the second, third, and fourth floors of the Clubhouse. Coat Check: Located at the Guest Services Centers, on the second floor Clubhouse adjacent to the escalator and the first floor Grandstand opposite the Press elevator. Personal Handicapping Stations: Located on the first floor of the Grandstand (formerly the Clubhouse) and the second floor of the Clubhouse, the Personal Handicapping Stations offer serious handicappers their privacy, with personal desktops and televisions. Cost is $3.00 per day; tickets may be purchased at the Clubhouse Hospitality Center from 2:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. After 1:30 p.m., any remaining seats will be available at the 3rd Floor Reserved Seating Office. Race Replay Centers: Located on the second floor in the Clubhouse and Grandstand. Ragozin & Thoro-Graph Sheets: Sold from the 3rd floor Reserved Seating Office. First Aid: Located in the basement. Lost and Found: Located in the Security Office in the basement.


n Directions BY CAR • From Manhattan: Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D. • From Brooklyn: Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D, or Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D. • From Queens: Grand Central Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D or Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D. • From Staten Island: Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D. • From Long Island: Northern State Parkway or Long Island Express- way, West to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D or Southern State Parkway, West to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D. • From New Jersey: (North): George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway, to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D. (South): Any Interstate bridge to Staten Island Expressway to Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D. • From Connecticut and Westchester: Any route to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

LOCAL BUS SERVICE • N6 (MTA Long Island Bus): Operates along Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hollis and Jamaica. From Jamaica, the bus starts at Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Avenue) and runs along Hillside Avenue to Francis Lewis Blvd. to Hempstead Ave. Stops in front of Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations. • Q110 (MTA Bus): Service provided every 20 minutes to and from Belmont during racing days. Buses are available at Parsons Blvd. and Hillside Avenue and from Parsons Blvd. & Archer Ave., and various locations eastbound on Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue in Queens. These buses pick up and discharge directly outside the admission booths at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at Parsons & Hillside; Transfer from E Train at Parsons & Archer. • Q2 (MTA Bus): Originates at the Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Ave.) and runs along Hillside Ave. to 187th Place to Hollis Ave. and ends at Hempstead Ave. and 225th Street adjacent to Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from F Train at 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

BY SUBWAY Take the F train to 169th street or 179th street then take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont or take the E train to Jamaica Center (Parsons Blvd.) and then take the Q110 bus to Belmont.

BY LIRR The Long Island Rail Road offers transportation to and from Belmont Park every live racing day. All LIRR riders will also receive $1 off Grandstand admission. For specific schedule information, please visit the official MTA website: www.mta.info/lirr/. NYRA will provide free shuttle bus service between Belmont Park and the neighboring Queens Village Station of the Long Island Railroad. For more information, please contact Guest Services at 516-488-6000 x4306.


Belmont Park Fall 2011 Meet Brochure