Belmont Stakes


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Belmont Stakes

June; fifth Saturday after Kentucky Derby
The final race of the Triple Crown of horseracing, the Belmont Stakes is traditionally run on the fifth Saturday after the Kentucky Derby (the third Saturday after the Preakness Stakes). Founded in 1867, it takes place at the Belmont Park Race Track in western Nassau County on Long Island, named for August Belmont, a well-to-do German who played an important role in establishing horseracing in New York.
The horse that sweeps the Triple Crown receives a $1 million bonus in addition to the winner's share of the purses, but in years when no horse wins the Triple Crown, the bonus goes to the horse competing in all three races and scoring the highest on a 5-3-1 point system for finishing first, second, or third. The chances of a single horse winning all three races are relatively slim: in 114 years only 11 horses have managed to do it.
Many breeders pay more attention to the Belmont than they do to the other races when it comes to selecting stud prospects because they believe that in the long run, Belmont winners make better sires.
CONTACTS:
New York Racing Association
Aqueduct Racetrack, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11420
800-437-1611 or 718-641-4700; fax: 718-738-8890
www.nyra.com
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