The Belmont Stakes 2021 Horse Race in Belmont Park

Belmont Park, New York, Untied States Start Date: 05/06/2021 End Date: 05/06/2021
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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 2021 date is on Saturday June 5th | 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

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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 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.

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Belmont Stakes 2019

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival 2019 takes place between June 6th and 8th. The climax of the meeting is the 151st Running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 8th.

As well as the racing, Belmont will be providing musical entertainment.

The betting market begins to take shape after the Kentucky Derby and a clear favourite is established after the Preakness Stakes. Since Country Horse (Kentucky Derby 2019 winner) didn’t compete in Preakness 19, there will be no 16th Triple Crown winner this year. Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after American Pharaoh back in 2015.

The 2019 Belmont Stakes Contenders and Odds

  • Sir Winston is the Belmont 2019 Stakes winner

Most of the contenders from Preakness continued for the last leg of the Triple Crown. The interesting new edition was Master Fencer with a 8-1 odds. Alwaysmining won’t compete in Belmont Stakes 2019, while War of Will looked to secure his second victory after Preakness 2019, but didn’t even finish in the top 3.

The 2019 Belmont Stakes race was unpredictable and close until the end. Sir Winston conserved strength well to finish strong at the end, while Joevia started strong and faded at the end. Tacitus Couldn’t keep with Sir Winston at the end and War of Will never truly threatened the top spots.

  • 1st place – Sir Winston
  • 2nd place – Tacitus
  • 3rd place – Joevia

Here’s the list of the 10 Belmont Stakes 2019 contenders with odds:

The Pole Position and odds

  • Tacitus (9-5)
  • War of Will (2-1) 
  • Bourbon War (12-1)
  • Master Fencer (8-1) 
  • Sir Winston (12-1) 
  • Intrepid Heart (10-1) 
  • Everfast (12-1) 
  • Spinoff (15-1) 
  • Joevia (30-1)
  • Tax (15-1) 


The 2020 Belmont Stakes Contenders and Odds


After a final decision was concluded to race in 2020, the contenders and odds list is ready for 2020.

Pick your contender from the list (odds from William Hill):

  • Tiz The Law – 4/6
  • Tap It To Win – 6/1
  • Dr Post – 6/1
  • Sole Volante – 8/1
  • Max Player – 14/1
  • Modernist – 20/1
  • Pneumatic – 20/1
  • Farmington Road – 25/1
  • Jungle Runner – 50/1
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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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