- The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg in American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series.
- The Belmont Stakes, first run in 1867, is the oldest of the Triple Crown events.
- The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on June 10, 2017.
- The August Belmont Memorial Cup awarded to the winner of the Belmont Stakes is made by Tiffany & Co.
- The largest margin was Secretariat's 31-length victory in 1973.
- The Belmont Stakes is far more exciting to watch if you place a bet on the race.
The Belmont Stakes is the final leg of the American Triple Crown for three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The 1 1/2-mile race represents an extreme test of stamina and is known as the "Test of the Champion" due to its high degree of difficulty.
The 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, which is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, kicks off the Triple Crown on the first Saturday in May and the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes follows two weeks later at Pimilco Race Course in Baltimore. There is another three-week gap prior to the Belmont Stakes, which takes place at Belmont Park just outside of New York City in Elmont, New York.
Sweeping the Triple Crown ranks as one of the most difficult tasks in all of sports – three long-distance races over a five-week span can compromise even the most talented horses -- and the Belmont Stakes has served as the ultimate roadblock.
The saying goes that there's "No place to hide" on the massive 1 1/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the largest circumference of any U.S. race track, and it takes a special horse to achieve Triple Crown glory.
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