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On 06/07/2013 08:46 PM in Other Sports

Belmont Stakes Stats and Info


Since 1908 the winningest post position is #1 with 23 winners. Post positions #3 and #5 - 13 winners each, and post positions #2 and #7 - 11 winner each.
The track and stakes record at Belmont for 1 1/2 miles is 2:24 flat set in 1973 by Secretariat.
The fastest in the last 10 years is 2:26 flat for A.P. Indy in 1992 and the slowest is 2:32 for Thunder Gulch in 1995.
The Belmont, first run in 1867, is the oldest of the Triple Crown races and the fourth oldest stakes race in North America. The only ones older are the Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, the Queen's Plate at Woodbine, and the Travers at Saratoga.
Only two fillies have won the Belmont out of 20 that were entered. The winners were
Ruthless -- 1867 (the inaugural running)
Tanya -- 1905
Since 1970:
14 Belmont winners led all or most of the way with 6 of these winning in wire to wire fashion
9 winners stalked the early going and were no farther back than 4th or 5th at any point
9 winners came from well off the pace to win.
The Belmont Stakes has been run at five different distances:
1 5/8 miles -- 1867 to 1873
1 1/4 miles -- 1890 to 1892, 1895, 1904, and 1905
1 1/8 miles -- 1893 and 1894
1 3/8 miles -- 1896 to 1903 and 1906 to 1925
1 1/2 miles -- all other years
The largest Belmont crowd was 103,222 in 2002, which shattered the old record of 85,818 set in 1999.
The leading Belmont Stakes winning jockeys are:
James McLaughlin -- 6, from 1882 to 1888 (Won six in a row)
Eddie Arcaro -- 6, including two Triple Crown winners
Earle Sande and Bill Shoemaker -- 5 each
The leading Belmont winning trainers are:
James Rowe -- 8
Sam Hildreth -- 7
Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons -- 6
Woody Stephens -- 5 consecutive in 1982 to 1986
The lowest priced winner was Count Fleet at $2.10 in 1943
The highest priced winner was Sarava at $142.50 in 2002
The only female jockey to win the Belmont Stakes is Julie Krone (1993)

  • All Time Record: 263-288-7