Kentucky Derby Day Special Event Features Bourbon Tastings Bourbon Festival at Belmont Racetrack, May 7


April 4, 2022-Elmont, N.Y.  Long Island event producer, Starfish Junction has confirmed that they will once again host Bourbon at Belmont, a bourbon tasting event and Kentucky Derby celebration, at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, NY on Saturday May 7th from 3:30pm-7:30pm. This special event will feature more than thirty bourbons for tasting, a selection of craft beer, a live simulcast transmission of the Kentucky Derby, grandstand viewing of the track to enjoy live event day thoroughbred racing, and convenient betting windows. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the event website  Tickets for this special event are very limited, a sell-out is expected.  This is a 21+ event.

Bourbon whiskey and horse racing may be associated with Kentucky, but on May 7th, Belmont Park Racetrack will make New York the place to be. “We are excited to return to Belmont with our bourbon event. It will be a celebration of bourbon and horse racing, and we can’t think of a better day to host an event like this than on Kentucky Derby Day,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer Starfish Junction Productions. “Live racing at Belmont all day, sipping on bourbon, and we’re going to have a simulcast of the Derby, live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Now that’s a fun time,” added Calimano.”

Including bourbons and whiskeys from such prestigious brands as Washington’s double gold medal winner  Woodinville Whiskey Co.; handcrafted artisanal spirits from Cooperstown Disillery; Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey; Great Jones Distilling Co; Glendalough; Hecules Mulligan; Oregon’s Ransom Distillery; Bearface Canadian Whiskey Long Island Salted Spirits; Redemption Whiskey; Dogfish Head Distilling Co.; Jefferson’s and many others. “This Kentucky Derby day celebration will be a truly unforgettable experience for all who attend. It combines the love of bourbon and the love of horse racing, two passions shared by many,” added Calimano. With limited tickets available, Calimano predicts a sell-out again this year.

Bourbon at Belmont will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 3:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now ($75pp) and include bourbon and beer sampling, grandstand viewing of the day’s live scheduled races, the simulcast of the running of the Kentuckey Derby Kentucky Derby (approx. 6:50pm ET), and a souvenir taster glass. The event will be held in the North Shore Terrace viewing pavilion on the fourth floor of the Belmont Park Racetrackclubhouse.A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. Food is available for purchase from venue concessions. Designated driver tickets are also available for $15 each. No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted and photo ID is required for entry. Parking is $5.00 per car.

Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY. Ticket links and info for the festival is available at

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