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.
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.