Sat. June 8th , 2013. Belmont Park Racetrack. Elmont, New York.

Main Course: 1 1/2 Miles
Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet
Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles
Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles
Attendance Capacity: 85,000 - 90,000
Parking Capacity: 18,500 Cars
Trackside Dining: 2,300
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941

America's Triple Crown horse racing season is almost over. On June 8th, racing fans will bet and cheer for the 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

It's the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, one of the oldest thoroughbred races in North America. 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).

Winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes often make for some intense rematches between the horse racing's top contenders - a level of competition that makes for even greater viewing for horse racing fans in attendance or for those watching it on television.

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, is considered one of the elite race tracks in the sport of thoroughbred horse racing. In addition to the Belmont Stakes, other major races contested on the dirt at the track include the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Woodward Stakes, the Suburban Handicap, and the Memorial Day standby - the Metropolitan Handicap, also known as the Met Mile. Notable turf (grass) races include the Bowling Green Handicap, Man o'War Stakes, and Turf Classic.

Belmont Park was closed for replacement of its unsafe grandstand and clubhouse structure from 1963 until May of 1968, during which the Belmont race meetings were moved to Aqueduct Racetrack at South Ozone Park in Queens.

Spanning 430 acres situated just outside New York City, in the adjacent Nassau County suburb of Elmont, the Belmont Park race track is world-famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes.

 

First opened May 4, 1905. Both the Belmont Park and Belmont Stakes were named after financier and sportsman August Belmont, Sr. Belmont Park features the Main Track, or the dirt racecourse, which has a circumference of 1½ miles, Widener Turf Course at 1 5/16 miles and 27 feet, and Inner Turf Course at 1 3/16 miles plus 103 feet.

With an attendance capacity of 85,000 to 100,000 - the largest in horse racing, Belmont Park has a total seating capacity of 32,941 and parking capacity of 18,500 cars. Post time is at 1 pm daily, and parking gates open at 10:45 am daily.

 

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Belmont Stakes Purse Structure
Result Purse of $1,000,000
Winner
$620,000 (62%)
Second
$200,000 (20%)
Third
$100,000 (10%)
Forth
$50,000 (5%)
Fifth
$30,000 (3%)
Belmont Stakes TV Schedule
Date Time (ET) Races Network
June 8
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Belmont Classics
Versus
June 9
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Belmont Stakes
NBC
.
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Post-Race Coverage
Versus

Saturday, June 9, 2013, Belmont Stakes DAY Race Schedule
Post Time Stakes Division Grade Purse Distance Age
2:34pm
Acorn Stakes
fillies- dirt
I
$300,000
1 mile
3 yo
3:15pm
True North Stakes
Dirt
II
$250,000
6 f
3 Yrs & Up
3:59pm
Woody Stephens Stakes
Dirt
II
$250,000
7F
3 Yrs
4:43pm
Just a Game Stakes
fillies & mares- turf
I
$400,000
1 mile
3 yo's & up
5:39pm
Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes
Turf
I
$400,000
1 1/4 miles
3 yo's & up
6:35pm
Belmont Stakes
Dirt
I
$1,000,000
1 1/2 miles
3 Yo

 

Belmont Stakes 2012 Results

Horse Win Place Show
1. Union Rags
7.50 4.20 3.40
2. Paynter   5.10 3.90
3. Atigun
    10.60

 

A total of eleven Belmont Stakes winners have sired at least one other Belmont winner. Man o' War heads the list of Belmont champion sires. Not only did he win the race himself in 1920, but three of his subsequent sires won it as well: American Flag in 1925, Crusader in 1926 and War Admiral in 1937, who went on to win the Triple Crown.

Commando won the 1901 running, then sired Peter Pan, the 1907 champ and the Colin, the 1908 winner. 1930 champion Gallant Fox sired both Omaha (1935) and Granville (1936).

Count Fleet won the 1943 edition, and then sired back-to-back Belmont winners with Counterpoint (1951) and One Count (1952).

1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew sired a Call To The Derby Post favorite in Swale, who won both the Derby and the Belmont in 1984, as well as A.P. Indy, who won the Belmont in 1992. 1999 Belmont winner Lemon Drop Kid is also a descendant of the Slew.


The following horses have sired one Belmont winner each: Duke of Magenta of 1878 sired Eric (1889); Spendthrift of 1879 sired Hastings (1896); Hastings then followed his again by siring Masterman, the 1902 winner. The Finn of 1915 sired Zev (1923); Sword Dancer of 1959 sired Damascus (1967); last but not least, Triple Crown winner Secretariat of 1973 sired Risen Star, the 1988 winner.

Belmont Park Race Track

The fastest horse ever recorded in Belmont history is Secretariat who set a world-record that still stands for the mile and a half distance on a dirt track at 2:24.(He had finished a mile and a quarter at 1:59, faster than his own Derby record of 1:59 2/5.)

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