The Belmont Stakes 2022 Horse Race in Belmont Park

Belmont Park, New York, Untied States Start Date: 11/06/2022 End Date: 11/06/2022

Third Leg Of The Triple Crown Races

The Belmont Stakes is a Grade 1 race for three-year-olds held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Third Leg Of The Triple Crown Races

The Belmont Stakes is a Grade 1 race for three-year-olds held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

The Race is known as “The Run for the Carnations” and is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown. The winner has a 40lb blanket of white carnations draped over it in the winner’s enclosure.

  • Belmont Stakes 2022 date is on Saturday June 11th | Post Time: 18:46

 

justify racing in the belmont stakes 2018

Justify the Triple Crown winner of  Belmont Stakes 2018. Image by: Mike Lizzi

 

The Belmont takes place five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. It is run over a mile and a half and puts the emphasis on stamina.

In 2020 the race was on June 20(behind closed doors). In 2019 the post time was 18:46 ET Standard time and the race was on Saturday June 8, 2019. For the 2019 contenders and odds, see below.

The Belmont Stakes is one of the best attended meetings in the American racing calendar. It hosted its largest crowd in 2004 when over 120,000 spectators flocked to watch Smarty Jones beaten by Birdstone in his bid for Triple Crown glory.

Belmont Race Track

Belmont Park is located in Elmont just outside New York City limits. The racecourse opened in 1905 and has been the stage for 12 Triple Crown winners.

horses in the middle of a race at belmont park home of the belmont stakes

Image by: PandamicPhoto.com

 

Belmont Origin

The origin of the name “Belmont” can be traced back to financier and sportsman August Belmont. Some sources state that Belmont Park was named in honour of his son, August Belmont II, a key member of the Westchester Racing Association which established the racecourse.

First Belmont Stakes

The first running of the Belmont Stakes took place in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. The Belmont Stakes races have been run at Belmont Park since 1905.

There was no race in 1911–12 when gambling was banned in New York State. Between 1963 and 1967, the big race took place at Aqueduct while the grandstands at Belmont Park were being reconstructed.

Secretariat

Secretariat set a world record time for a mile and a half on dirt of 2 minutes and 24 seconds in his 1973 Belmont victory.

His remarkable 31-length victory secured the first Triple Crown since Citation in 1948. A statue of Secretariat is on display in the centre of the Belmont paddock.

Other key dirt races at Belmont Park include the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Woodward Stakes and the Suburban Handicap.

Important turf races include the Man O’ War Stakes, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational.

Belmont Stakes 2021 Recap

What a fantastic race! Hot Red Charlie paced into the lead until the final stretch with the favorite Essential Quality running neck to neck. Coming to the finish line, Essential Quality was too good for Hot Red Charlie and claimed the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

  • 1st– Essential Quality (+200) | Jockey: Luis Saez | Trainer: Brad H. Cox
  • 2nd– Hot Red Charlie (+500) | Jockey: Flavien Prat | Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill
  • 3rd– Rombauer (+250) | Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr | Trainer: Hideyuki Mori

Odds by MyBookie

  • Essential Quality  +200
  • Rombauer  +250
  • Hot Rod Charlie  +500
  • Known Agenda  +600
  • Rock Your World  +600
  • Bourbonic  +1600
  • Overtook  +2500
  • France Go De Ina  +3300

 

 Belmont Stakes 2022 Contenders and Odds

The contenders and odds are not yet available.

 

What is the Belmont Stakes Purse?

The current purse from 2014 till today (2019) is $1,500,000 dollars for the winner. Before 2014 the purse stood at $1,000,000.

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