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The 148th running of the $1,500,000 Belmont Stakes (Grade I), is the third jewel of the Triple Crown, set for Saturday, June 10, 2017 at historic Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of the Jockey Club in 1867. In 1869, August Belmont took first and second money with his own Fenian and Glenelg. When the race initially started running in 1867 it took place at Jerome Park Racetrack which is in the Bronx. The race didn't move until the Belmont Park opened in 1905 and the race has since remained at this venue.
The Belmont Stakes race is the third race in the triple crown and can carry a ton of excitement. By the time the Belmont Stakes rolls around bettors usually have an idea of what to expect from each horse since the top contenders will have already ran two races.. This means bettors have more information to work with in order to tip the odds in their favour and earn money betting on the Belmont Stakes race.
The Belmont Stakes is a 1.5-mile race, while the Kentucky Derby is only 1.25-mile and the Preakness Stakes is only 1.1875-mile. This extra distance changes the entire dynamic of the race and some horses who may excel at the first two races will not be able to last that extra quarter mile at the Belmont Stakes. This is why the Belmont Stakes is often referred to as the "test of the champion".
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1 1/2miles - The distance of the Belmont Stakes, longer than both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
2 - The number of horses to compete in the race when Man o' War won in 1920. The race also had a two-horse field on four occasions before that.
2:24 - The distance of the Belmont Stakes, longer than both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
1 1/2miles - Record winning time for the Belmont, set by Secretariat when he won the Triple Crown in 1973.
3 - The number of times the Belmont has been decided by a nose, most recently when Victory Gallop denied Real Quiet a Triple Crown win in 1998.
3 - The number of fillies who have won the race. Rags to Riches' 2007 win is the most recent, breaking a 102-year drought since Tanya won the race in 1905.
6 - Number of Belmont wins by jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Jim McLaughlin, tied for the record.
8 - Record number of Belmont Stakes wins by a trainer, held by James Rowe Sr. His last win came in 1913, and he also won two Belmont Stakes as a jockey.
15 - The biggest field ever to contest the race, in 1983.
20 - The number of (equine) winners whose named started with the letter C, more popular than any other first initial.
31 lengths - The margin of victory when Secretariat romped in the 1973 edition, a record.
34 - The number of odds-on favorites to run in the Belmont since 1940. Thirteen of them won.
62 - Number of times the betting favorite has won the Belmont, equal to 42 percent of the time.
$142.50 - Record win payoff, when Sarava won at 70.25-1 in 2002.
1867 - The year the Belmont was first run. This year marks the race's 148th running, as there was no Belmont held in 1911 and 1912.
120,139 - Record attendance, at the 2004 race when Smarty Jones lost his Triple Crown bid. Last year's Belmont attendance was capped at 90,000 to ensure a great experience for fans.
134,839,391 - Total dollars wagered on last year's Belmont Stakes day races.
Use the links below to learn more about the third leg of the `Triple Crown of Horse Racing'
|Race Tracks||Time (EST)|
|Australia A||9:58 PM|
|Australia B||10:03 PM|
|Australia C||10:50 PM|
|Charles Town||7:06 PM|
|Chelmsford City (UK)||1:55 PM|
|Chepstow (UK)||10:10 AM|
|Cork (IRE)||11:10 AM|
|Daytona Beach Mat||1:09 PM|
|Dover Downs||4:37 PM|
|Enniscorthy (IG)||4:08 PM|
|Flamboro Downs||6:04 PM|
|Freehold Raceway||12:39 PM|
|Golden Gate Fields||3:54 PM|
|Gulfstream Tropical||12:40 PM|
|Ludlow (UK)||10:40 AM|
|Mardi Gras Eve||7:38 PM|
|Mardi Gras Mat||5:07 PM|
|Monticello Raceway||12:55 PM|
|Naples-Ft Myers Mat||3:01 PM|
|Naples-Ft Myers Twi||5:00 PM|
|New Zealand||7:22 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:02 PM|
|Penn National||6:01 PM|
|Remington Park||7:01 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:35 PM|
|Santa Anita Park||4:00 PM|
|Sarasota Mat||12:31 PM|
|Saratoga Harness||12:24 PM|
|Southland Mat||5:04 PM|
|St Johns Eve||7:48 PM|
|Tri-State Eve||7:02 PM|
|Turfway Park||6:17 PM|
|Vaal (SAF)||6:11 AM|
|Wheeling Downs Mat||1:25 PM|
|Wolverhampton (UK)||9:55 AM|
|Woodbine (H)||7:35 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:14 PM|