The last jewel of the Triple Crown series is both the longest and most demanding track of the world-famous American horse racing circuit. Alongside the preceding Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes capture a humongous TV audience every year -reaching over a couple dozen million viewers - and its prizes are among the most coveted in the international horse racing betting scene.

The Belmont Stakes race first saw the light of day back in 1867 at the Jerome Park, at the behest of August Belmont Sr. who also lent his name to the race track; it changed venue many times due to the shifting opinion and legislation in regards to betting in the New York state, even ceasing to operate completely in some occasions during the course of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Run for the Carnations, or, the Test of the Champion (appellatives by which the Belmont Stakes is commonly known) take place usually during the month of June, about 5 weeks after the Kentucky Derby and approximately 2 weeks after the Preakness Stakes.

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Belmont Stakes Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Grade 1 Stakes Thoroughbred (dirt).
  • Location: Belmont Park, at Elmont, New York.
  • Purse: 1.5 million dollars.
  • Venue capacity: 85-90 thousand spectators.
  • Track length: (single lap) 1.5 miles.
  • Important track records: (1973) Secretariat at 2:24 minutes.