2006_06_sbelmont.jpg - Get your seersucker suits and sun dresses out! Tomorrow evening is the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown and horse racing's "Test of the Champion." Races on stakes day begin at noon with post time for the Belmont Stakes at 6:33 pm Television coverage starts at noon on ESPN with coverage on ABC starting at 5. The current favorite for the race is Bluegrass Cat, but the winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness will both be absent from the race. Barbaro was injured at the Preakness and the owner of Preakness winner Bernardini decided to rest him. Pre-Derby favorite Brother Derek will also be absent. But that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of fun at Belmont, especially since general admission is only $5.

- Also tomorrow is the East Coast finals of Nike's Joga 3 tournament for teens ages 13-18 from 10 am - 6 pm in Flushing Meadows/Corona Park. There will be practice fields available for anyone to try their hands at "the beautiful game." Speaking of Joga, the opening reception for Joga Bonito 'From Street to Stadium' part 2 is tonight at Zakka (147 Grand St) from 7pm - 9 pm.

- Monday morning at 9 am, US Open tennis tickets go on sale to the general public. Gothamist has been to the US Open several times and here's our best ticket buying tip: Don't bother buying a ticket to the matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium. You won't be able to see and you're going to see a horrible, one-sided match-up. Buy a grounds pass for any day during the first week of the tournament and you'll be able to go to every match that isn't in Ashe Stadium. While you may not be able to see Roger Federer play some no-name, you will be much closer to the action. If you can, take a day off work during the first two days of the tournament and with your grounds pass, you can watch every non-Ashe Stadium match from 11 am until the day is over. Sadly, we don't have any tips on avoiding the insane prices for concessions.