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
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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 Stakes

They 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 Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Belmont Stakes:

Fastest Time

2:24.00
Secretariat (1973)

Biggest Odds Winner

70-1
Sarava - 2002

Most Wins by a Jockey

6
Tied: Eddie Arcaro (1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1952, 1955) & Jim McLaughlin (1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888)

Most Wins by a Trainer

8
James G. Rowe, Sr. (1883, 1884, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1913,)

Most Wins by an Owner

6
Belair Stud (1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1955)

Biggest Winning Margin

31 lengths
Secretariat (1973)





Historical Race Results for the Belmont Stakes

Winners 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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2018
Justify
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing, Winstar
2:28.18
2017
Tapwrit
Jose Ortiz
Todd Pletcher
Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert V. LaPenta
2:30.02
2016
Creator
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Steve Asmussen
WinStar Farm LLC
2:28.51
2015
American Pharoah
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
Zayat Stables, LLC
2:26.65
2014
Tonalist
Joel Rosario
Christophe Clement
Robert S. Evans
02:28.5
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
2010
Drosselmeyer
Mike Smith
William Mott
WinStar Farm LLC
02:31.6
2009
Summer Bird
Kent Desormeaux
Tim Ice
Kalarikkal & Vilasini Jayaraman
02:27.5