Belmont Stakes-Third Leg of the Triple Crown
Sponsor: Belmont Park Racetrack
Address: Belmont Park Racetrack , Elmont , NY 11003
Horse racing at its best at beautiful Belmont Race Track! The Belmont Stakes takes place every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is the final and some suggest most demanding race in the ‘Triple Crown’ after Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The Belmont Stakes is a Grade 1 stakes race contested over a 1½ mile dirt track for three year olds. To earn the legendary status afforded to Triple Crown winners a horse must not only deal with what is in most cases the longest distance of their career but the grueling schedule – the Belmont takes place three weeks after the Preakness and five weeks after the Kentucky Derby. Since most high level thoroughbreds usually race every three or four weeks, the scheduling of the Triple Crown races is as big of a challenge as the competitions themselves.