The 59-day Belmont Park 2010 spring/summer meet, which is highlighted by the June 1 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), kicks off April 30.
The opening day Westchester (gr. III) is the first of 25 graded stakes offered, and the grade I season commences with the 118th running of the $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap on Memorial Day, May 31.
Other grade I races during the meet, which runs through July 18, include the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap on the turf, the Just a Game for fillies and mares on the turf, the Acorn for 3-year-old fillies, and the Belmont Stakes—all of June 1; the Odgen Phipps Handicap for fillies and mares (June 12); the Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies (June 26); the Prioress for 3-year-old filly sprinters (July 4); and the Man o’ War on the turf (July 10).
Live Belmont racing will be conducted Wednesday through Sunday, and the track is also open on Memorial Day and Monday, July 5.