logo

Video encyclopedia

Belmont Stakes

2:45

Belmont Stakes 2020 (FULL RACE) | NBC Sports

3:24

Belmont Stakes 2015 | American Pharoah's Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown win | NBC Sports

2:44

Belmont Stakes 2018 | Trophy Presentation | NBC Sports

2:19

Belmont Stakes 2020: Watch Larry Collmus call Tiz the Law's historic win | NBC Sports

3:55

Belmont Stakes 2018 I FULL RACE: Justify's Pursuit of the Triple Crown | NBC Sports

The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes Thoroughbred horse race held on the first or second Saturday in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Belmont Park is known as "The Championship Track" because nearly every major American champion in racing history has competed on the racetrack. Belmont Park, with its wide, sweeping turns and long homestretch, is considered one of the fairest racetracks. It is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The race, nicknamed The Test of the Champion, and The Run for the Carnations, is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. The 1973 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the mile and a half stakes record of 2:24.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • History 

  • Distance and race details 

  • Traditions 

  • Broadcasting history 

  • Records 

  • Trivia 

  • Fillies in the Belmont 

  • Foreign-born winners 

  • Winners