Belmont Stakes Betting
|Location: Elmont, New York
Track: Belmont Park
When: June 9-11, 2016
It's the 148th 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.
|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|
|Total Seating Capacity:||32,941|
Belmont Stakes Purse Structure
|Result||Purse of $1,000,000|
|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|
2016 Belmont Stakes Contenders
|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|
|Will Take Charge||D. Wayne Lukas||undecided||Preakness, 7th|
2016 Belmont Stakes Schedule
|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|
|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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