Belmont Stakes

Race 11 at BEL on June 9, 2018

  • 1 1/2 miles
  • $1,500,000g
  • 3yos
  • Justify gallops May 24 in his return to the track at Churchill Downs

    Justify Impresses in Return to the Track

    Those who watched dual classic winner Justify head to the track May 24 for his first bit of training since his victory in the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) were impressed at the unbeaten chestnut colt's ability to keep such rigors at bay.

  • Hofburg Enjoying Life at the Spa

    There is one horse likely waiting for the Belmont Stakes who is tucked away far from the action, enjoying the tranquility of Saratoga Race Course and unwinding after an eventful trip in the soggy Run for the Roses.

  • Citation takes the 1948 Triple Crown with this classic stretch drive in the Belmont.

    BackTrack: Added Distance no Problem for Citation

    BackTrack is in the eighth of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

  • War Admiral and his trainer George Conway

    BackTrack: War Admiral's Record-Breaking Belmont

    BackTrack is in the fourth of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

  • Belmont Stakes Fan Will Have Shot at $150,000

    The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime—to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.

  • William Woodward Sr. leading Gallant Fox

    BackTrack: Gallant Fox the Second 'Triple Event' Winner

    This week is a recap of the Belmont Stakes win of Gallant Fox that ran in the June 14, 1930 issue of BloodHorse. Note the writer declaring Sir Barton and Gallant Fox the first two "Triple Event" winners.

  • Sir Barton, after winning the 1919 Kentucky Derby, on his way to racing's first Triple Crown.

    BackTrack: The Story of Sir Barton

    For the next 12 weeks, BackTrack will recall the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the race.

  • Franklin and Spectacular Bid after 1979 Preakness Stakes

    Spectacular Bid's Initial Rider Franklin Dies at 58

    Ron Franklin, the Baltimore kid who nearly won the Triple Crown aboard Spectacular Bid before his riding career went off the rails, died March 7, The Baltimore Sun reports. He was 58 and had been battling lung cancer.

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