ELMONT, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- QuintEvents, a leader in major-event travel, hospitality and ticket packages, today announced a new partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to become the Official Experience Provider for the Belmont Stakes. This long-term partnership begins with the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, running June 9-11, 2016.
Anchored by the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11, the Belmont is the longest, most challenging leg of horse racing's iconic "Triple Crown". In 2015, a sold-out, paid crowd of 90,000 fans and a national NBC viewing audience witnessed history, with American Pharoah entering sporting immortality as the first "Triple Crown" champion in nearly four decades. The moment was recently recognized as Sports Illustrated's 2015 "Achievement of the Year".
"We are thrilled to start this partnership with such a prestigious race as the Belmont Stakes, which hosts the final leg of the Triple Crown," says QuintEvents C.E.O. Brian Learst. QuintEvents has been the Official Experience Package Provider for the Kentucky Derby® since 2007 and The Official Ticket, Hospitality and Travel Package Provider for the Breeders' Cup® since 2012. "We expect to have enormous success with Belmont Experiences like we've had with our Derby and Breeders' Cup Experiences programs, and we look forward to many years of building the partnership to offer unforgettable race experiences for fans, breeders, owners and corporate groups worldwide."
"The New York Racing Association is pleased to partner with QuintEvents and further showcase beautiful Belmont Park to racing fans across the country, and around the world," said Chris Kay, Chief Executive Officer and President of the New York Racing Association. "The 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is bigger and better than ever, and we have built an exciting, three-day mega event featuring the very best in championship racing, world-class entertainment and premium hospitality. We look forward to welcoming our guests from across the country, and around the world for this exciting and very memorable event."
The partnership's new Belmont Experiences program guarantees authenticity of the tickets with seating in the track-level Champagne Room, Second Floor Silver Clubhouse overlooking the Winner's Circle and finish line, and Third Floor Gold Clubhouse directly in line with and overlooking the Finish Line. Additional Upper Tier Bronze Clubhouse seating is available just past the finish line.
Premium hospitality will be provided on Saturday with all clubhouse seating in The North Shore Terrace. The North Shore Terrace will include premium open bar, full gourmet food buffets, live entertainment, legendary jockey appearances, simulcast coverage of the racing action on large-screen TV's and private betting windows.
All packages have optional two or three night hotel accommodations available at the luxurious Grand Hyatt New York or Long Island Marriot with daily ground transportation to and from the track.
Tiered offerings will meet different budget and experience needs, ranging from $849 to $2,999 per person. Customized group packages are also available. All Official Ticket Packages are sold on a first come, first-served basis. More information on these Official Ticket Packages can be found at www.BelmontExperiences.com or by calling 1-844-488-4351.
For real-time program, event and VIP updates, use the hashtag #BelmontVIP.
About the New York Racing Association
Founded in 1955 and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York's three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, the New York Racing Association's mission is "Meeting the highest standards in thoroughbred racing and equine safety." With a lineage of nearly 150 years, NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State's thoroughbred industry, which contributes more than $2 billion annually to its urban, suburban and rural economy.
QuintEvents delivers high impact official experience packages with unmatched access and exclusive perks to over 65 events around the world. QuintEvents is the only event company with official relationships with some of the world's most prestigious events including the NBA All-Star Game, Kentucky Derby®, Breeders' Cup®, Super Bowl, The Belmont Stakes, Circuit of The Americas™, Formula One Paddock Club™, MotoGP VIP Village™, UFC®, College Football Playoff Premium, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Barrett-Jackson, Gran Premio de México and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. To see the QuintEvents experience, watch this video.