The Belmont Stakes is the final race in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Belmont is actually older than the Kentucky Derby by six years, but not as well known as the Derby.
The race is run five weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. When researching traditions for this race, it was hard to find much even after hours of research.
One of our customers ordered invitations and we loved her theme of "Belmont Stakes and Steaks Party." As the race is held on a Saturday between June 5th and 11th, it's a perfect opportunity to grill steaks and enjoy a great excuse to party with friends.
Her menu consisted of New York fare:
As for Belmont fashion, while you won't see as many hats as at the Derby, if you are lucky enough to get tickets to the Belmont and want to get noticed and possibly have your picture in the paper (my picture was in the paper the day after the Kentucky Derby!), a fabulous hat is a must-have accessory. Unlike the Derby, hats for the Belmont Stakes tend to be sleek and clean and can run from around $70 to thousands of dollars.
Please comment and let us know your Belmont Stakes traditions and what food you're serving at your Belmont Stakes party.
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