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There are few sporting events in the world that can match the pageantry of the Belmont Stakes. It's not just another race. Fans can feel the excitement in the air inside and around Belmont Park. The atmosphere compares to the Daytona 500 or the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four.
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The Belmont Stakes is one of the most famous horse races of the entire year and takes place every June. The race is held at Belmont Park which is located in Elmont, New York and has been running since 1867. The race is one of the Grade 1 Stakes Races that runs every year and is solely for thoroughbred horses that are three years old. The types of horses allowed to run in the race are Colts, Geldings and Fillies and there are weight restrictions for each type of horse that need to be followed.
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 race is 1.5 miles long and is truly a test of the horse's endurance. It's the final race counted towards the Triple Crown and is always one of the most watched horse races of the year.
The Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
The Belmont Stakes is raced at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
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Union Rags and jockey John Velazquez dug deep in the stretch, squeezed through on the trail and caught Paynter in the final strides to win the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes by a head. 2012 Belmont Stakes results
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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2013 Belmont Stakes Entries, Post Positions & Odds
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