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Belmont Stakes

Date: June 11, 16
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: I
Type: T
Distance: 12 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Olds
Sex: Both
Turf: Dirt

Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, New York, 11003


There s no Triple Crown on the line in the 145 th running of the G1 Belmont Stakes, but a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness hero Oxbow, combined with 12 other sophomores, makes for a sensational betting race. And the likelihood of an off track only adds to the puzzle. Orb, the 3/1 morning line favorite, is proven over a sloppy surface on the first Saturday in May. But his dull effort in Baltimore when a well-beaten 4 th to Oxbow gives cause for concern. And Oxbow, a remarkable 6 th in the Derby despite being close to a blistering early pace, surely won t get loose on the lead again like he did in the middle jewel. Oxbow s stablemate, Will Take Charge, who finished 8 th in the Derby, is the only other entrant who also competed in the first two legs of the series. He ll reunite with pilot Jon Court after Mike Smith rode him to a 7 th -place finish in Maryland. Derby runner up Golden Soul tops the group of seven who bypassed the Preakness to take a fresh shot in New York. The Dallas Stewart trainee needed the break, having been slow to recover from a tough effort under the Twin Spires. Revolutionary, who was ridden up the rail by Calvin Borel to a 3 rd -place finish in Kentucky, regains the services of New York-based jockey Javier Castellano, who was aboard for his two graded stakes victories. Like Orb, he should benefit from an off track. Giant Finish surprised trainer Tony Dutrow by beating half the Derby field and earned a career best BRIS Speed Rating of 97 in the process. Overanalyze, one of three in the field for the Todd Pletcher/Repole Stable trainer/owner combo, gets John Velasquez back in the saddle after running 11 th in the Derby under Raphael Bejerano. Surprising Derby pacesetter Palace Malice sheds the blinkers after running off then dropping anchor last out. Frac Daddy, a dull 16 th in Kentucky, was a late addition to the Belmont after conditioner McPeek opted for this spot over an allowance. Vyjack, who beat only one horse in the Run for the Roses, will try to rebound with Julien Leparoux in the irons for the 1 st time. Unlimited Budget bids to become the 2 nd Pletcher-trained filly to win the Test of the Champion after Rags to Riches took the 2007 edition. Unlike her predecessor who won the Kentucky Oaks beforehand, this daughter of Street Sense could only manage 3 rd in that race and doesn t have nearly the stamina breeding on her dam s side. G2 Peter Pan S. victor Freedom Child has impressed onlookers with his pre-race preparations and would relish another off track like he had in his romp four weeks ago. Incognito was well behind Freedom Child in 5 th that day and would seem up against it if not for his stamina breeding and red-hot barn. Maiden winner Midnight Taboo, however, appears to be the unlikeliest of winners and the decision to jump in the deep end was made by owner Repole rather than Pletcher.

The Belmont Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse racing event that is run each year covering a distance of twelve furlongs on the left handed dirt track of Belmont Park Racetrack. This grade I stakes is open to three year old horses. The Belmont stakes is widely known as the Run for the Carnations a white blanket of carnations is draped over the winner s neck. The post parade song was Sidewalks of New York till 1996 and from the next year the custom changed a little bit. The audience was invited to sing the Theme from New York and the tradition reflects the signing of two other songs at two Triple Crown races My Old Kentucky Home at the Kentucky Derby and My Maryland at the Preakness Stakes. Jerome Park Racetrack in The Bronx used to organize the Belmont Stakes during the initial years. Built in 1866 by stock market speculator Leonard Jerome, the race was financed by August Belmont for whom the Belmont Stakes was named. In due course of years, the race shifted to another spot Morris Park Racecourse until the May 1905 the grand opening of the new Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, New York. Between 1911 and 1912, the race was closed as anti-betting legislation was passed in the New York State. The tradition of offering a silver bowl to the winner owner began since 1926. That beautiful silver memento was created by Louis Comfort Tiffany and donated to the organizers by the Belmont family. A slick silver figure of Fenian winner of the third running of the Belmont Stakes in 1869 is at the top of the Belmont trophy and the bowl is supported by three horses Herod, Eclipse and Matchem representing three foundation sires of the thoroughbred world. The Belmont stakes was run at a mile and five furlongs from 1867 to 1873 1 mile in 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1904 and 1905 a mile and a furlong in 1893 and 1894 a mile and thee furlongs from 1896 to 1903 and from 1906 to 1925. At present the distance is a mile and half and it came in force in 1926. Belmont Stakes offers a purse of 1,000,000.

Belmont Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2015 American Pharoah Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza Zayat Stables, LLC 2:26.65
2014 Tonalist Christophe Clement Joel Rosario Robert S. Evans 2:28.52
2013 Palace Malice Todd Pletcher Mike E. Smith Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell) 2:30.70
2012 Union Rags Michael Matz John Velazquez Chadds Ford Stable 2:30.42
2011 Ruler On Ice Kelly J. Breen Jose Valdivia George and Lori Hall 2:30:88
2010 Drosselmeyer William Mott Mike Smith WinStar Farm LLC 2:31.57
2009 Summer Bird Tim Ice Kent Desormeaux Kalarikkal & Vilasini Jayaraman 2.27.54
2008 Da Tara Nick Zito Alan Garcia Robert V. LaPenta 2:29.65
2007 Rags to Riches Todd Pletcher John Velazquez M. Tabor & D. Smith 2:28.74
2006 Jazil Kiaran McLaughlin Fernando Jara Shadwell Farm 2:27.81
2005 Afleet Alex Tim Ritchey Jeremy Rose Cash is King LLC 2:28.75
2004 Birdstone Nick Zito Edgar Prado Marylou Whitney Stables 2:27.50
2003 Empire Maker Robert J. Frankel Jerry Bailey Juddmonte Farms 2:28.26
2002 Sarava Ken McPeek Edgar Prado New Phoenix Stable 2:29.71
2001 Point Given Bob Baffert Gary Stevens The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:26.80
2000 Commendable D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:31.20
1999 Lemon Drop Kid Scotty Schulhofer Jose Santos Jeanne G. Vance 2:27.80
1998 Victory Gallop Elliott Walden Gary Stevens Prestonwood Farm 2:29.00
1997 Touch Gold David Hofmans Chris McCarron Frank Stronach 2:28.80
1996 Editors Note D. Wayne Lukas Rene R. Douglas Overbrook Farm 2:28.80
1995 Thunder Gulch D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Michael Tabor 2:32.00
1994 Tabasco Cat D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day D. P. Reynolds & Overbrook 2:26.80
1993 Colonial Affair Scotty Schulhofer Julie Krone Centennial Farms 2:29.80
1992 A.P. Indy Neil Drysdale Ed Delahoussaye Tomonori Tsurumaki 2:26.00
1991 Hansel Frank Brothers Jerry Bailey Lazy Lane Farm 2:28.00
1990 Go And Go Dermot Weld Michael Kinane Moyglare Stud Farm 2:27.20
1989 Easy Goer Shug McGaughey Pat Day Ogden Phipps 2:26.00
1988 Risen Star Louie Roussel III Ed Delahoussaye Louie Roussel III 2:26.40
1987 Bet Twice Jimmy Croll Craig Perret Blanche P. Levy 2:28.20
1986 Danzig Connection Woody Stephens Chris McCarron Henryk de Kwiatkowski 2:29.80
1985 Creme Fraiche Woody Stephens Eddie Maple Brushwood Stables 2:27.00
1984 Swale Woody Stephens Laffit Pincay, Jr. Claiborne Farm 2:27.20
1983 Caveat Woody Stephens Laffit Pincay, Jr. August Belmont IV 2:27.80
1982 Conquistador Cielo Woody Stephens Laffit Pincay, Jr. Henryk de Kwiatkowski 2:28.20
1981 Summing Luis Barerra George Martens Charles T. Wilson, Jr. 2:29.00
1980 Temperence Hill Joseph Cantey Eddie Maple Loblolly Stable 2:29.80
1979 Coastal David A. Whiteley Ruben Hernandez William Haggin Perry 2:28.60
1978 Affirmed Laz Barrera Steve Cauthen Harbor View Farm 2:26.80
1977 Seattle Slew Billy Turner Jean Cruguet Karen L. Taylor 2:29.60
1976 Bold Forbes Laz Barrera Angel Cordero, Jr. E. Rodriguez Tizol 2:29.00
1975 Avatar Tommy Doyle Bill Shoemaker Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. 2:28.20
1974 Little Current Lou Rondinello Miguel A. Rivera Darby Dan Farm 2:29.20
1973 Secretariat Lucien Laurin Ron Turcotte Meadow Stable 2:24.00
1972 Riva Ridge Lucien Laurin Ron Turcotte Meadow Stud 2:28.00
1971 Pass Catcher Eddie Yowell Walter Blum October House Farm 2:30.40
1970 High Echelon John Jacobs John Rotz Ethel D. Jacobs 2:34.00
1969 Arts and Letters Elliott Burch Braulio Baeza Rokeby Stables 2:28.80
1968 Stage Door Johnny John M. Gaver, Sr. Heliodoro Gustines Greentree Stable 2:27.20
1967 Damascus Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Bill Shoemaker Edith W. Bancroft 2:28.80
1966 Amberoid Lucien Laurin William Boland Reginald N. Webster 2:29.60
1965 Hail To All Eddie Yowell Johnny Sellers Zelda Cohen 2:28.40
1964 Quadrangle Elliott Burch Manuel Ycaza Rokeby Stables 2:28.40
1963 Chateaugay James P. Conway Braulio Baeza Darby Dan Farm 2:30.20
1962 Jaipur Bert Mulholland Bill Shoemaker George D. Widener, Jr. 2:28.80
1961 Sherluck Harold Young Braulio Baeza Jacob Sher 2:29.20
1960 Celtic Ash Thomas J. Barry Bill Hartack Green Dunes Farm 2:29.20
1959 Sword Dancer Elliott Burch Bill Shoemaker Brookmeade Stable 2:28.40
1958 Cavan Tom Barry Pete D. Anderson Joseph E. OConnell 2:30.20
1957 Gallant Man John A. Nerud Bill Shoemaker Ralph Lowe 2:26.60
1956 Needles Hugh Fontaine David Erb D & H Stable 2:29.80
1955 Nashua Jim Fitzsimmons Eddie Arcaro Belair Stud 2:29.00
1954 High Gun Max Hirsch Eric Guerin King Ranch 2:30.80
1953 Native Dancer Bill Winfrey Eric Guerin Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 2:28.60
1952 One Count Oscar White Eddie Arcaro Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords 2:30.20
1951 Counterpoint Sylvester Veitch David Gorman C. V. Whitney 2:29.00
1950 Middleground Max Hirsch William Boland King Ranch 2:28.60
1949 Capot John M. Gaver, Sr. Ted Atkinson Greentree Stable 2:30.20
1948 Citation Horace A. Jones Eddie Arcaro Calumet Farm 2:28.20
1947 Phalanx Sylvester Veitch Ruperto Donoso C. V. Whitney 2:29.40
1946 Assault Max Hirsch Warren Mehrtens King Ranch 2:30.80
1945 Pavot Oscar White Eddie Arcaro Walter M. Jeffords 2.30.20
1944 Bounding Home Matt Brady G.L. Smith William Ziegler, Jr. 2:32.20
1943 Count Fleet Don Cameron Johnny Longden Fannie Hertz 2:28.20
1942 Shut Out John M. Gaver, Sr. Eddie Arcaro Greentree Stable 2:29.20
1941 Whirlaway Ben A. Jones Eddie Arcaro Calumet Farm 2:31.00
1940 Bimelech Bill Hurley Fred A. Smith Edward R. Bradley 2:29.60
1939 Johnstown Jim Fitzsimmons James Stout Belair Stud 2:29.60
1938 Pasteurized George Odom James Stout Mrs. Plunkett Stewart 2:29.40
1937 War Admiral George Conway Charley Kurtsinger Glen Riddle Farm 2:28.60
1936 Granville Jim Fitzsimmons James Stout Belair Stud 2:30.00
1935 Omaha Jim Fitzsimmons Willie Saunders Belair Stud 2:30.60
1934 Peace Chance Pete Coyne Wayne D. Wright Joseph E. Widener 2:29.20
1933 Hurryoff Henry McDaniel Mack Garner Joseph E. Widener 2:32.60
1932 Faireno Jim Fitzsimmons Tom Malley Belair Stud 2:32.80
1931 Twenty Grand James G. Rowe, Jr. Charley Kurtsinger Greentree Stable 2:29.60
1930 Gallant Fox Jim Fitzsimmons Earl Sande Belair Stud 2:31.60
1929 Blue Larkspur Herbert J. Thompson Mack Garner Edward R. Bradley 2:32.80
1928 Vito Max Hirsch Clarence Kummer Alfred H. Cosden 2:33.20
1927 Chance Shot Pete Coyne Earl Sande Joseph E. Widener 2:32.40
1926 Crusader George Conway Albert Johnson Glen Riddle Farm 2:32.20
1925 American Flag G.R. Tompkins Albert Johnson Glen Riddle Farm 2:16.80
1924 Mad Play Sam Hildreth Earl Sande Rancocas Stable 2:18.80
1923 Zev Sam Hildreth Earl Sande Rancocas Stable 2:19.00
1922 Pillory Thomas J. Healey C. H. Miller Richard T. Wilson, Jr. 2:18.80
1921 Grey Lag Sam Hildreth Earl Sande Rancocas Stable 2:16.80
1920 Man O\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' War Louis Feustel Clarence Kummer Glen Riddle Farm 2:14.20
1919 Sir Barton H. Guy Bedwell Johnny Loftus J. K. L. Ross 2:17.40
1918 Johren Albert Simons Frank Robinson Harry P. Whitney 2:20.40
1917 Hourless Sam Hildreth James H. Butwell August Belmont, Jr. 2:17.80
1916 Friar Rock Sam Hildreth E. Haynes August Belmont, Jr. 2:22.00
1915 The Finn E. W. Heffner George Byrne H. C. Hallenbeck 2:18.40
1914 Luke Mcluke J. F. Schorr Merritt Buxton John W. Schorr 2:20.00
1913 Prince Eugene James G. Rowe, Sr. Roscoe Troxler Harry P. Whitney 2:18.00
1910 Sweep James G. Rowe, Sr. James H. Butwell James R. Keene 2:22.00
1909 Joe Madden Sam Hildreth Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth 2:21.60
1908 Colin James G. Rowe, Sr. Joe Notter James R. Keene N/A
1907 Peter Pan James G. Rowe, Sr. G. Mountain James R. Keene N/A
1906 Burgomaster John W. Rogers Lucien Lyne Harry P. Whitney 2:20.00
1905 Tanya John W. Rogers Gene Hildebrand Harry P. Whitney 2:08.00
1904 Delhi James G. Rowe, Sr. George Odom James R. Keene 2:06.60
1903 Africander R. O. Miller John Bullman Hampton Stable 2:21.75
1902 Masterman John J. Hyland John Bullman August Belmont, Jr. 2:22.60
1901 Commando James G. Rowe, Sr. H. Spencer James R. Keene 2:21.00
1900 Ildrim H. Eugene Leigh Nash Turner H. Eugene Leigh 2:21.25
1899 Jean Bereaud Sam Hildreth R. Clawson Sydney Paget 2:23.00
1898 Bowling Brook Robert W. Walden Fred Littlefield A. H. & D. H. Morris 2:32.00
1897 Scottish Chieftain Matt Byrnes J. Scherrer Marcus Daly 2:23.25
1896 Hastings John J. Hyland Henry Griffin Blemton Stable 2:24.50
1895 Belmar Edward Feakes Fred Taral Preakness Stables 2:11.50
1894 Henry Of Navarre Byron McClelland Willie Simms Byron McClelland 1:56.50
1893 Commanche Gus Hannon Willie Simms Empire Stable 1:53.25
1892 Patron Lewis Stuart William Hayward J. Stuart 2:12.00
1891 Foxford M. Donavan Edward R. Garrison C. E. Rand 2:08.75
1890 Burlington Albert Cooper Pike Barnes Hough Bros. 2:07.75
1889 Eric John Huggins William Hayward A. J. Cassatt 2:47.25
1888 Sir Dixon Frank McCabe Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros. Stable 2:40.25
1887 Hanover Frank McCabe Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros. Stable 2:43.50
1886 Inspector B Frank McCabe Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros. Stable 2:41.00
1885 Tyrant C. Claypool Paul Duffy J. B. A. Haggin 2:43.00
1884 Panique James G. Rowe, Sr. Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros. Stable 2:42.00
1883 George Kinney James G. Rowe, Sr. Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros. Stable 2:42.50
1882 Forester Lewis Stuart Jim McLaughlin Appleby & Johnson 2:43.00
1881 Saunterer Robert W. Walden T. Costello George L. Lorillard 2:47.00
1880 Grenada Robert W. Walden W. Hughes George L. Lorillard 2:47.00
1879 Spendthrift Thomas Puryear George Evans James R. Keene 2:42.75
1878 Duke of Magenta Robert W. Walden W. Hughes George L. Lorillard 2:43.50
1877 Cloverbrook Jeter Walden C. Holloway E. A. Clabaugh 2:46.00
1876 Algerine Major T. W. Doswell Billy Donohue Doswell & Co. 2:40.50
1875 Calvin Ansel Williamson Bobby Swim Hal P. McGrath 2:42.25
1874 Saxon W. Prior George Barbee Pierre Lorillard IV 2:39.50
1873 Springbok David McDaniel James G. Rowe, Sr. David McDaniel 3:01.75
1872 Joe Daniels David McDaniel James G. Rowe, Sr. David McDaniel 2:58.25
1871 Harry Bassett David McDaniel Walter Miller David McDaniel 2:56.00
1870 Kingfisher Rollie Colston Edward D. Brown Daniel Swigert 2:59.50
1869 Fenian Jacob Pincus C. Miller August Belmont 3:04.25
1868 General Duke A. Thompson Bobby Swim McConnell & Co. 3:02.00
1867 Ruthless A. J. Minor Gilbert Patrick Francis Morris 3:05.00

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