With UBS Arena hosting concerts and hockey games, and construction on a parking garage nearing completion, Belmont Park has become a hub of activity.
That’s when racing isn’t even the main event.
Now consider the addition of a modernized racetrack that can accommodate year-round racing, and a brand new grandstand and clubhouse. Soon, a new pedestrian tunnel will make the infield accessible, welcoming visitors to a previously underused part of the park. And there is the possibility of bringing the thoroughbred racing schedule at Aqueduct Raceway to Belmont, too.
That’s the vision emerging from the New York Racing Association and other advocates who hope the ongoing reimagining and redevelopment of Belmont Park, focused so far on the arena, will include the track, grandstand, and other racing-related property, too.
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