As always, the best strategy for seeing the Belmont Stakes affordably is to attend in a year when there is not a horse in contention for the Triple Crown.

So it is that as of late Monday the average asking price for Belmont tickets was $222, with a low of $27, according to TicketIQ.com, which monitors the secondary market.

That $27 figure is likely to fall under $20 as the June 10 race approaches, especially given Belmont’s cavernous seating capacity.

Contrast the $222 average, which is comparable with last year, to the last two times the same horse won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

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In 2014, when California Chrome did it, the average asking price for the Belmont soon afterward was $417.

In 2015, for American Pharoah, it was $424.