Publication date: 29 Aug 2022
About the Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes is one of the three premier horse races in the United States, being the traditional last leg of the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes is held annually at Belmont Park in Elmont Village, New York, USA on the first or second Saturday in June which is five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. With a length of 2.4 km, it is the longest of the three classic Triple Crown races. This race is also called the Test of the Champion as well as, the Run for the Carnations because the winning horse is awarded a robe with white carnations on it. This prize requires 700 carnations, which are specially from Colombia.
2023 Belmont Stakes
According to preliminary information, the 155th horse races Belmont Stakes will be held on 10 June 2023.
History of the Belmont Stakes
The first Belmont Stakes was held on 19 June 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. A horse named Ruthless was the first winner of the race. Throughout the history of these races, the Belmont location changed three times:
- 1867 to 1890 at Jerome Park;
- 1890 to 1904 at Morris Park;
- 1905 to present at Belmont Park.
Since 1926, the winner has been presented with a silver bowl called the August Belmont Trophy. The owner may keep the trophy for one year.
Previous Belmont Stakes results
|2022||Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA||Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Horse: Mo Donegal
|2021||Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA||Jockey: Luis Saez
Horse: Essential Quality
|2020||Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA||Jockey: Manny Franco
Horse: Tiz the Law
2024 Belmont Stakes
The 156th Belmont Stakes horse race is tentatively scheduled to take place on 8 June 2024.
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