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2022 will see the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes. First staged in 1867, the Belmont Stakes was not run in 1911 & 1912 (canceled due to anti-gambling legislation). It is, of course, the third leg of the Triple Crown coming two weeks after the Preakness Stakes which is traditionally staged just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.

Belmont Stakes Odds

Here are the latest Belmont Stakes betting odds from the Bovada Sportsbook

  • Essential Quality +200
  • Rombauer +300
  • Hot Rod Charlie +350
  • Rock Your World+450
  • Known Agenda +600
  • Bourbonic +1500
  • Overtook +1500
  • France Go De Ina +3000

Belmont Stakes Draw 2021

  • Gate 1 – Bourbonic
  • Gate 2 – Essential Quality
  • Gate 3 – Rombauer
  • Gate 4 – Hot Rod Charlie
  • Gate 5 – France Go de Ina
  • Gate 6 – Known Agenda
  • Gate 7 – Rock Your World
  • Gate 8 – Overtook

Belmont Park Facts

  • 1910: Track hosted 150,000 spectators to see an Orville & Wilber Wright air show.
  • 1918: The course doubled as the terminal of first American Air-Mail service (between New York and Washington DC).
  • 1923: 45,000 spectators watched the $110,500 (to-the-winner) match race between Kentucky Derby winner Zev and Epsom Derby winner Papyrus. The US horse won at odds of 4/5 by five lengths.
  • 1963: Track ceased racing (meetings transferred to Aqueduct and Saratoga) as a new grandstand was constructed. It re-opened in 1968 (for the 100th running of the race).

Triple Crown Winners

Only 13 horses have completed the Triple Crown since 1919.

Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), and Justify (2018).

By decade:

  • 1910’s – 1
  • 1920’s – 0
  • 1930’s – 3
  • 1940’s – 4
  • 1950’s – 0
  • 1960’s – 0
  • 1970’s – 3
  • 1980’s – 0
  • 1990’s – 0
  • 2000’s – 0
  • 2010’s – 2

Belmont Stakes Race Facts

  • Since 1944 19 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but failed in the final leg, the Belmont.
  • 13 of those 19 failed attempts did result in the horse in question still finishing second or third.
  • In the past 28 years, the Triple Crown has been foiled on the final leg nine times. Those defeated includes War Emblem (2002), Funny Cide (2003), Smarty Jones (2004), Big Brown (2008), California Chrome (2014).
  • In 2012 I’ll Have Another won the Derby and Preakness but did not contest the Belmont.
  • 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat won this race by 31-lengths in record time (2min 24sec). 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed scored by a head.
  • Trainer Woodford ‘Woody’ Stephens trained the winner of five consecutive Belmont Stakes starting with Conquistador Cielo in 1982.
  • The largest attendance was in 2004 when 120,139 watched Smarty Jones fail in his Triple Crown bid.
  • Only two of the last 10 favourites have won this race.
  • Of the last 34 runnings of this race the favourite has prevailed only eight times.
  • Since 1979 (Spectacular Bird, beaten at 1/5) there have been eight odds-on favourites in this race. Only Justify, in 2018, won.

Belmont Stakes Draw Stats

The draw plays a vital role. Here’s where the Belmont winners have come from …       

Gate    / No. of wins

  • Gate 124
  • Gate 212
  • Gate 315
  • Gate 410
  • Gate 515
  • Gate 67
  • Gate 714
  • Gate 81
  • Gate 94
  • Gate 10 – 2
  • Gate 112
  • Gate 121
  • Gate 13 – 1

* Belmont Stake odds correct at the time of publication. All betting odds are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the history of the Belmont Stakes?

    The race was initially staged at Jerome Park Racetrack in The Bronx (built in 1866); it was financed by August Belmont Snr (and named after him). Between 1890 and 1904 the race was staged at nearby Morris Park racecourse; it was then transferred to Belmont Park, which started life as a right-handed course, in May 1905. It went left-handed in 1921.

    The race has been staged over distances ranging from 1m1f to 1m 5f but has been constant at 1m 4f since 1926.

  • Who are the previous winners of Belmont Stakes?

    • 2020 - Tiz the Law
    • 2019 - Sir Winston
    • 2018 - Justify
    • 2017 - Tapwrit
    • 2016 - Creator
    • 2015 - American Pharoah
    • 2014 - Tonalist
    • 2013 - Palace Malice
    • 2012 - Union Rags
    • 2011 - Ruler on Ice
    • 2010 - Drosselmeyer

    †  Triple crown winner