Belmont Stakes

Location: Elmont, New York
Court: Belmont Park
Date: June 8th-9th, 2017
Triple Crown Group


The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these thoroughbred horse races is considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse, the Triple Crown Belmont Stakes is the final race of the Triple Crown, it is called the "Test of the Champion".

Belmont Park Race Track is a major horse-racing facility located just outside New York City, in the adjacent Nassau County suburb of Elmont, Long Island. Its mile and one half main track is the largest dirt course in Thoroughbred racing. It first opened May 4, 1905. Most three-year-olds are unaccustomed to the distance, and lack the ability to maintain a winning speed for so long. In a long race such as the Belmont, positioning of the horse and the timing of the move to chase for the lead can be critical.

The race distance has varied: from 1867 until 1873, it was 1 5/8 miles (2.6 km). In 1874 the distance was reduced to 1 1/2 miles (2.4 km), and from 1890 to 1892, and in 1895, the distance was 1 1/4 miles (2 km). From 1896 until 1925, the distance was increased to the original 1 5/8 miles (2.6 km). In 1926, the race distance was set at the present 1 1/2 miles (2.4 km).


Track Information

Belmont Park
Main Course: 1 1/2 Miles
Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet
Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles
Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles
Attendance Capacity: 85,000 - 90,000
Parking Capacity: 18,500 Cars
Trackside Dining: 2,300
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941


Belmont Stakes Purse Structure

Result Purse of $1,000,000
Winner $800,000 (62%)
Second $300,000 (20%)
Third $150,000 (10%)
Forth $75,000 (5%)
Fifth $45,000 (3%)


2017 Belmont Stakes Contenders

Trainer Dosage Jockey M/L Odds
Classic Empire Mark Casse 5.00  Julien Leparoux
Conquest Mo Money Miguel Hernandez 2.33  Jorge Carreno
Epicharis> Kiyoshi Hagiwara 1.20  Christophe Lemaire
Gormley John Shirreffs 2.25  Victor Espinoza
Hollywood Handsome Dallas Stewart 5.67  Florent Geroux
Irish War Cry Graham Motion 3.00  Rajiv Maragh
J Boys Echo Dale Romans 4.09  Luis Saez
Lookin at Lee Steve Asmussen 3.40  Irad Ortiz Jr.
Meantime Brian Lynch 7.00  Jose Ortiz
Multiplier Brendan Walsh 3.67  James Graham
Patch Todd Pletcher 3.00  Tyler Gaffalione
Senior Investment Ken McPeek 3.00  Channing Hill
Tapwrit Todd Pletcher 3.00  Jose Ortiz
True Timber Kiaran McLaughlin 3.33  Joel Rosario
Twisted Tom Chad Brown 1.13  Feargal Lynch


2017 Belmont Stakes Schedule

Thursday, June 8th
Race Distance
Astoria 5 1/2
Intercontinental 7 Furlongs
Wonder Again 1 1/8
Friday, June 9th
Bed O' Roses Invitational 7 Furlongs
Belmont Gold Cup Invitational 2 Miles
New York 1 1/4
Tremont 5 1/2
True North 6 Furlongs
Saturday, June 10th
Acorn 1 Mile
Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets 1 1/2
Brooklyn Invitational 1 1/2
Easy Goer 1 1/16
Jaipur Invitational 6 Furlongs
Longines Just a Game 1 Mile
Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap 1 Mile
Ogden Phipps 1 1/16
Woodford Reserve Manhattan 1 1/4
Woody Stephens 7 Furlongs


2016 Results

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Stakes
1 Creator Irad Ortiz, Jr. Steven Asmussen $800,000
2 Destin Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher $280,000
3 Lani Yutaka Take Mikio Matsunaga $150,000
4 Governor Malibu Joel Rosario Christophe Clement $100,000
5 Stradivari John Velazquez Todd Pletcher $60,000


Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2016 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr Steven M. Asmussen WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay 2:28.51
2015 American Pharoah † Víctor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 2:26.65
2014 Tonalist Joel Rosario Christopher Clement Robert S. Evans 02:30.7
2013 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 02:30.7
2012 Union Rags John Velazquez Michael Matz Phyllis M. Wyeth 02:30.4
2011 Ruler on Ice Jose Valdivia, Jr. Kelly Breen George and Lori Hall 02:30.9


Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Kentucky Derby Winner
1995 Thunder Gulch 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1984 Swale 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1976 Bold Forbes 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1972 Riva Ridge
Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Preakness Stakes Winners
1994 Tabasco Cat 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1991 Hansel 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1988 Risen Star 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1974 Little Current
Kentucky Derby Winners Who Are Also Belmont Stakes Winners
2004 Smarty Jones 1987 Alysheba
2003 Funny Cide 1979 Spectacular Bid
2002 War Emblem 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1999 Charismatic 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1998 Real Quiet 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1997 Silver Charm 1971 Canonero II
1989 Sunday Silence


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