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Fashion and festivities: What to expect at the 2024 Belmont Stakes

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Posted: Thu May 30, 2024

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Are you excited about the Belmont Stakes on June 8, 2024? If you didn’t know, the Belmont Stakes is more than horse racing; it also has value for fashion and the festivities you can participate in before, during and after the race.

The Belmont Stakes is the perfect opportunity to show your style at Saratoga Race Course. Be sure to read on to learn how to dress yourself and what festivities you can enjoy with other horse racing enthusiasts.

Fashion in the Belmont Stakes

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Belmont Stakes by following the dress codes and fashion tips.

Women’s fashion

Entering the Belmont Stakes race day, many women, even during the inauguration, wore stylish sundresses and jumpsuits with vibrant summer patterns and shades due to the warm weather during their time in New York. Despite the weather during the race, spectators and visitors are not allowed to wear shorts or short-sleeved shirts.

  • Colorful Outfits – Female horse racing fans are encouraged to wear brightly colored dresses, which can also help you stand out from the crowd. Pink is a popular color at the Kentucky Derby, meaning fashion-conscious people won’t be wearing the same color again during the second and third legs of the Triple Crown. But you should know that yellow is always a popular choice for both genders as it helps them stand out from the crowd.
  • Excellent Accessories – One of the most important factors to consider when putting together an outfit is accessories. Accessories put together an outfit, especially for an important event like the Belmont Stakes. One of the most common accessories are hats; the bigger the better! Wearing hats can also kill two birds with one stone, as they can provide women with shade from the sun, and keep their heads from getting too hot while watching the horses.

Men’s fashion

Men’s fashion ranges from a classic casual look to a stylish gentleman wearing tuxedos on the race track. You should know that there are certain places on the race tracks where you cannot go and places where you can go with your clothes.

  • The Backyard Look – For this look, wear a T-shirt, a khaki polo shirt and, before it was banned, shorts, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and a hat or fedora (optional). It is most suitable for the backyard, platform, facade or grandstand. These are the places where you can be near the horses and wear a straw hat or fedora.
  • The Classy Gentleman – This look is ideal for box seats, clubhouse, premium hospitality areas, winners circle and the places mentioned above. You can open many doors by wearing a jacket, blazer, stylish trousers, belt and shoes, sunglasses and fats like Panama or Fedoras – a true gentleman. A well-fitting jacket that radiates the summer atmosphere with lighter or lively shades and fabric. You can add stylish accents by wearing pocket squares, hats and statement belts.

Celebrations at the Belmont Stakes

As previously mentioned, there are many things to do at the Belmont Stakes, including pre-race activities, eating and drinking, and watching the entertainment. While you can check out this season’s top contenders, you can also try betting on them at the tracks or online. You just need to find an online sportsbook like FanDuel.com that gives bonuses and rewards to players even when they first register.

Betting is a tradition at Belmont Stakes. It makes watching the race more exciting and ensures that the spectators are focused on the race and the horses.

One of the festivities you can see at the Belmont Stakes is the post-parade, which takes place after the races, and there is a winner. The horses paraded to the theme song ‘Theme from New York, New York. It is the parade song from 2011 to today. It’s like how the other Triple Crown races use “My Old Kentucky Home” for the Kentucky Derby and “Maryland, My Maryland” for the second leg.

After the races you can watch various types of food, drinks and entertainment. In 2011, the official drink was also changed from Belmont Breeze to the now well-known official drink “Belmont Jewel.” This is a drink you can drink during the races or whenever you want. You can also recreate it at home if you choose to watch the race at home; all you need is the following:

  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 2 ounces of lemonade
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • Orange peel, lemon slice or cherry for garnish

Final thoughts

Fashion and the festivities play a big role in the “Run For The Carnations”, even if you change race locations. You can do different things while wearing your brightly colored clothes and hat. It’s no wonder that with this prestigious race, many celebrities and well-known politicians have spent years buying tickets to see the horses in person.

If you want to be part of this tradition, be sure to get your tickets to watch the race in New York or invite your friends to a residential marathon of the race.

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