The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the American Triple Crown of Horseracing. It is one of the oldest sporting events in the world, being first held in 1867. The Belmont Stakes is held over a 1.5-mile long track, making it the longest of the three Triple Crown races. The length of the Belmont Stakes has proven to be a pivotal obstacle for Triple Crown hopefuls to overcome, with horses such as California Chrome, Big Brown, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide and War Emblem all failing to bring home the Triple Crown because of defeats at the Belmont Stakes. Belmont Park is located in Elmont, New York, and carries the nicknames "The Test of the Champion" and "The Run for the Carnations". Every year, the Belmont Stakes is run about five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and is one of the most attended horse races in the world. Belmont Staes ticket prices are often affected by the results of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, with ticket prices rising when a horse has the possibility of clinching a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
How to Buy Belmont Stakes Tickets
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The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Address: 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
The Belmont Stakes, an American Grade I stakes horse race, is held each year in Elmont, New York, at Belmont Park. What makes this a very unique event is that it’s the third race in the Triple Crown trio, after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Each June, the Belmont Stakes is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts, geldings and fillies, although only three fillies have ever won the event. Originally held in Bronx, New York, the Stakes was inaugurated in 1867.
Also known as the “Run for the Carnations” – in respect to the blanket of white flowers traditionally hung on the winner’s neck – the Belmont Stakes provides all the pageantry and tradition of the Preakness and the Derby, but the additional excitement of possibly seeing the rare Triple Crown winner. That feat has only been accomplished eleven times, most recently in 2015. This, along with the fact that the course is 1.5 miles, contributes to the other nickname, "The Test of the Champion". Upon winning the Belmont Stakes, the winner receives a silver cup that represents each of the three founding breeds of thoroughbred racing.