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.
|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|
2017 Belmont Stakes Contenders
|Classic Empire||Mark Casse||5.00||Julien Leparoux|
|Conquest Mo Money||Miguel Hernandez||2.33||Jorge Carreno|
|Epicharis||Kiyoshi Hagiwara||1.20||Christophe Lemaire|
|Gormley||John Shirreffs||2.25||Victor Espinoza|
|Hollywood Handsome||Dallas Stewart||5.67||Florent Geroux|
|Irish War Cry||Graham Motion||3.00||Rajiv Maragh|
|J Boys Echo||Dale Romans||4.09||Luis Saez|
|Lookin at Lee||Steve Asmussen||3.40||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|Meantime||Brian Lynch||7.00||Jose Ortiz|
|Multiplier||Brendan Walsh||3.67||James Graham|
|Patch||Todd Pletcher||3.00||Tyler Gaffalione|
|Senior Investment||Ken McPeek||3.00||Channing Hill|
|Tapwrit||Todd Pletcher||3.00||Jose Ortiz|
|True Timber||Kiaran McLaughlin||3.33||Joel Rosario|
|Twisted Tom||Chad Brown||1.13||Feargal Lynch|
Note: All horses will carry 126 lbs.
2017 Belmont Stakes Schedule
|Thursday, June 8th|
|Wonder Again||1 1/8|
|Friday, June 9th|
|Bed O' Roses Invitational||7 Furlongs|
|Belmont Gold Cup Invitational||2 Miles|
|New York||1 1/4|
|True North||6 Furlongs|
|Saturday, June 10th|
|Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets||1 1/2|
|Brooklyn Invitational||1 1/2|
|Easy Goer||1 1/16|
|Jaipur Invitational||6 Furlongs|
|Longines Just a Game||1 Mile|
|Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap||1 Mile|
|Ogden Phipps||1 1/16|
|Woodford Reserve Manhattan||1 1/4|
|Woody Stephens||7 Furlongs|
|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||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|
|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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