What’s the Belmont Stakes?
The Belmont Stakes is the final leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing. Such as the Derby and the Preakness, it’s a Grade I Thoroughbred stakes races. The Belmont Stakes is 1??1/2 miles, or 12 furlongs, making it the longest race in the Triple Crown.
The Belmont is run on the dirt trail (also called”Big Sandy”) at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It was first raced in 1867, making it the earliest gem in the Triple Crown (and the fourth oldest race in North America). On the other hand, the race was not operate in 1911 or 1912, which explains why the Kentucky Derby stays the longest continuous sporting event in the country. The Belmont has always been run in or around New York City, having raced at Jerome Park, Morris Park (both shut ) and Aqueduct along with Belmont, which is just east of Queens.
Besides being the last obstacle for Triple Crown contenders, the Belmont is famous for Secretariat’s 31-length success in 1973, which secured his Triple Crown title and place the current world record at 2:24 for 1??1/2 miles on dirt.
When is the 2019 Belmont Stakes? The 151st Belmont Stakes is on Saturday. Post time is going to be at approximately 6:50 p.m. ET
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