Bet on the 2019 Belmont Stakes Online
- Location: Belmont Park
- Inaugural Race: 1867
- Current Distance: 1 & 1/2 miles (12 furlongs)
- Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
- Age Qualification: Three-year-olds
- 2019 Purse: $1.5 million
- 2019 Race Date: June 8th
Recent Belmont Stakes News
Watch Past Belmont Stakes Races
Video of the 2018 Belmont Stakes
Watch the 2018 Belmont Stakes as Justify held off Gronkowski down the stretch, winning the 3rd and final leg of his historic Triple Crown conquest.
Video of the 2017 Belmont Stakes
Watch the 2017 Belmont Stakes, as Tapwrit overpowered the favorite Irish War Cry down the stretch, prevailing by two lengths on Saturday. The victory was the 3rd Belmont Stakes triumph for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Video of the 2016 Belmont Stakes
Check out this video of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, where Arkansas Derby winner Creator topped a unique all-gray trifecta.
Video of the 2015 Belmont Stakes
Who could forget the 2015 Belmont Stakes, when American Pharoah finally ended the Triple Crown drought.
Video of the 2014 Belmont Stakes
Check out this video of the 2014 Belmont Stakes, where Tonalist, along with jockey Joel Rosario, ended the Triple Crown bid of media darling California Chrome and were crowned winners!
A Brief History of the Belmont StakesThey don’t call it the “Test of The Champion” for nothing. The Belmont Stakes, the last and longest leg of the US Triple Crown, is a historic Thoroughbred horse race held in New York. The race was first run in 1867 at the Jerome Park Racetrack in NYC before moving to the nearby Morris Park Racecourse in 1890. The race stayed there until 1905, when it was moved to the newly opened Belmont Park, where a majority of the races have taken place.
The race was named for August Belmont, Sr., a German-American politician and racehorse breeder/owner who financed the first running. His son, August Belmont, Jr. was a successful owner/breeder in his own right, and also oversaw the construction of Belmont Park.
After the conclusion of the race, winners take part in several long-standing traditions. The winning horse is draped with a blanket of white carnations, while the winning owner is presented with the August Belmont Trophy. While the permanent trophy is only used during the ceremony, owners, jockeys and trainers take home an engraved silver tray for their victory.
In the races 100-plus year history Belmont Stakes has seen its share of notable entries, many of them obviously being Triple Crown winners. Past entries that claimed the Triple Crown with a win at Belmont include Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), and Justify (2018).
Betting activity on the Belmont Stakes and overall fan interest is typically much higher in years where a Triple Crown in on the line.
Belmont Stakes – Race RecordsScroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Belmont Stakes:
Biggest Odds Winner70-1
Sarava - 2002
Most Wins by a Jockey6
Tied: Eddie Arcaro (1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1952, 1955) & Jim McLaughlin (1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888)
Most Wins by a Trainer8
James G. Rowe, Sr. (1883, 1884, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1913,)
Most Wins by an Owner6
Belair Stud (1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1955)
Biggest Winning Margin31 lengths
Historical Race Results for the Belmont StakesWinners of the Belmont Stakes instantly cement their place in horse racing history. In the table below you will find a full record of the winning race entries and results, including the horse, jockey, owner, trainer, and time.
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Mike E. Smith
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing, Winstar
Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert V. LaPenta
Irad Ortiz Jr.
WinStar Farm LLC
Zayat Stables, LLC
Robert S. Evans
Phyllis M. Wyeth
Ruler on Ice
Jose Valdivia, Jr.
George and Lori Hall
WinStar Farm LLC
Kalarikkal & Vilasini Jayaraman
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