Belmont Stakes

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Belmont Stakes
Grade I race
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The final and longest leg of the
United States Triple Crown

"The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown"
The Test of the Champion
"The Run for the Carnations"
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, Unitit States
Inauguratit 1867 (152 years ago) (1867)
Race teep Thoraebred
Race information
Distance 1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Record 2:24, Secretariat (1973)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-ailds
Wecht Cowt/Libbin: 126 pounds (57 kg); Filly: 121 pounds (55 kg)
Purse US$1.5 million
1st: $800,000

The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes Thoraebred horse race held ivery Juin at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) horse race, appen tae three-year-auld Thoraebreds.