Posts tagged ‘United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing’

June 7, 2014

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The first Belmont Stakes in 1867 was run in the clockwise direction, in the tradition of English racing. It wasn’t until 1921 that the direction was changed to the counter clockwise direction which is customary in American racing.

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June 7, 2014

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The Belmont Stakes is referred to as the “Run for the Carnations” because of the blanket of white carnations draped over the winner’s neck. Because the race is the final leg of the Triple Crown and because of its trying l.5-mile distance, it is also referred to as the “Test of the Champion.”

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June 8, 2013

The Belmont Stakes

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The first Belmont Stakes took place in 1867, six years before the Preakness and a full eight years before the first Kentucky Derby. In fact, the Belmont is the oldest, continuously run, race in North America.

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