2018 Belmont Stakes Horse Race

Belmont Park Race Track
Elmont, New York, U.S.
June 09, 2018.

After the running of the Kentucky Derby 143 and the 142 running of the Preakness Stakes comes the 149 running of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, "The Test of the Champion" and all expectations are placed upon American Pharoah the Winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes this year. The win by American Pharoah set up an attempt for the Triple Crown for the second straight year.

It was also the second straight year that Espinoza had won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the jockey's third time winning both races. For trainer Baffert, it was the fourth time in 19 years that he won the first two Triple Crown races.


American Pharoah getting ready for his triumph at the 2015 Belmont Stakes and winning the Triple Crown


Belmont Park is home of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown races. The park has the largest dirt racecourse of any thoroughbred track not only in North America but the world at a mile and a half (2414 m).

A 430-acre racetrack in Elmont, New York, Belmont Park has two race meetings scheduled annually. It is also was the site of the 22nd running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on October 29, 2005.


Belmont Stakes has been named the "Run for the Carnations" due to the blanket of white carnation flowers that are draped over the winner's neck. The qualification is 3-year olds and the weight is a Colt/Gelding 126 lbs. and Filly is 121 lbs. The purse for the Belmont Stakes is $1 million. More info at Belmont Horse Racing Facts


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