Belmont Stakes Betting

Location: Elmont, New York
Track: Belmont Park
When: June 8-10, 2017

It's the 149th 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.

Track Information

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

Belmont Stakes Purse Structure

Result Purse of $1,000,000
Winner $800,000 (62%)
Second $300,000 (20%)
Third $150,000 (10%)
Forth $75,000 (5%)
Fifth $45,000 (3%)

2017 Belmont Stakes Contenders

Horse Trainer Jockey Last Race/Finish
Always In A Tiz D. Schettino D. Cohen G1 Wood Memorial, 9th
Frac Daddy Kenny McPeek Alan Garcia Kentucky Derby, 16th
Freedom Child Tom Albertrani Luis Saez Peter Pan, 1st
Golden Soul Dallas Stewart Robby Albarado Kentucky Derby, 2nd
Giant Finish A. Dutrow E. Prado ....
Incognito K. McLaughlin I. Ortiz Jr. ....
Midnight Taboo Todd Pletcher undecided Belmont alw, 2nd
Orb Shug McGaughey Joel Rosario Preakness, 4th
Overanalyze Todd Pletcher undecided Kentucky Derby, 11th
Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Preakness, 1st
Palace Malice Todd Pletcher Mike Smith Kentucky Derby, 12th
Revolutionary Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano Kentucky Derby, 3rd
Unlimited Budget Todd Pletcher undecided Kentucky Oaks, 3rd
Vyjack R. Rodriguez undecided ....
Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas undecided Preakness, 7th

2017 Belmont Stakes Schedule

Date Time (ET) Races Network
June 6 4:00 - 5:00 PM Belmont Classics Versus
June 7 5:00 - 7:00 PM Belmont Stakes NBC
7:00 - 7:30 PM Post-Race Coverage Versus

2016 Results

Place Horse Jockey Time/Lengths Winnings
1 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr. 02:28.51 $800,000
2 Destin Javier Castellano 7 1/2 $280,000
3 Lani Yutaka Take 8 1/2 $150,000
4 Governor Malibu Joel Rosario 9 1/2 $100,000
5 Stradivari John Velazquez 10 $60,000

Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2016 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr. Steven Asmussen Bobby Flay 2:28.51
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 02:26.65
2014 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 02:30.7
2013 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 02:30.7
2012 Union Rags John Velazquez Michael Matz Phyllis M. Wyeth 02:30.4
2011 Ruler on Ice Jose Valdivia, Jr. Kelly Breen George and Lori Hall 02:30.9
2010 Drosselmeyer Mike Smith William Mott WinStar Farm LLC 02:31.6
2009 Summer Bird Kent Desormeaux Tim Ice Kalarikkal & Vilasini Jayaraman 02:27.5
2008 Da'Tara Alan Garcia Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 02:29.7
2007 Rags to Riches John Velazquez Todd Pletcher M. Tabor & D. Smith 02:28.7


Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Kentucky Derby Winner
1995 Thunder Gulch 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1984 Swale 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1976 Bold Forbes 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1972 Riva Ridge
Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Preakness Stakes Winners
1994 Tabasco Cat 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1991 Hansel 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1988 Risen Star 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1974 Little Current
Kentucky Derby Winners Who Are Also Belmont Stakes Winners
2004 Smarty Jones 1987 Alysheba
2003 Funny Cide 1979 Spectacular Bid
2002 War Emblem 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1999 Charismatic 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1998 Real Quiet 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1997 Silver Charm 1971 Canonero II
1989 Sunday Silence


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