The Maryland Jockey Club will combine its fan appreciation day with the simulcast of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Pimlico will offer advanced wagering on the Belmont Stakes starting on Friday. The Belmont Stakes will also be part of an Acorn Stakes-Belmont Stakes daily double. Wagers for this bet must be placed on Friday afternoon before 5:40 p.m., post time for the Acorn. On Saturday, all fans will be admitted free when Pimlico's admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Each fan gets a free live racing program and $1 concession specials, which include hot dogs, popcorn and Pepsi products. Pimlico's live card starts at 1:10 p.m....Thistledown will offer its fans live music, barbeque specials, live racing, and the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Gates open at the Ohio track at 11:30 a.m. and the first live post is 1:30 p.m. Visitors can play the $1,000,000 Belmont Pick 6, a $500,000 Pick 4, or can wager in advance on the Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown packages are $12 per person and include parking, admission, a program, tipsheet, a barbeque lunch, and a $2 voucher...Arlington Park offers its first 10,000 fans on Belmont Day free calendars in celebration of the Chicago track's 75th anniversary. Among those featured are some horses with Triple Crown Ties including Secretariat, Cigar, and Citation. The calendar also comes with coupons valid at various times of the year for free admission to the track, free preferred parking, discounts on food and beverage items, a 10% discount on gift shop purchases, a $1 discount on simulcast programs at any Illinois Trackside OTB, and an opportunity for members of the Twin Spires Club to earn bonus points. Arlington Park's opening weekend begins with a 3 p.m. post time on Friday, June 7, and the season's first Party in the Park. Besides watching and wagering on Saturday's Belmont Stakes from New York, two lucky Arlington fans will win round-trip airline tickets in the American Airlines Saturday Sweepstakes. Sunday, June 9 kicks off Pepsi Family Days with fun events for the whole family featuring pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, stick pony arts and crafts plus children's races on the track.

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