Belmont Stakes

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.

Official website of the Belmont Stakes

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

The year Venue 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.

Keep an eye on the dates of horse races and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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