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Welcome to the 2009 Belmont Stakes “Triple Crown”

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2009 Belmont Stakes Race Details

Sign Up Click HereLocation: Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
Track: 1.5 mile dirt track
Date: June 6, 2020

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The Belmont Stakes: Going the Distance Set to run every June, the US $1 million Belmont Stakes is the longest and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown Series.

The third jewel in the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes can make or break a Triple Crown champion. Because of its distance and status as the race that can make or break a Triple Crown champion, the Belmont Stakes has been the venue for some of the most famous moments in American racing.

Quick Facts:

Main Course: 1 1/2 Miles
Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet
Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles
Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles
Attendance Capacity: 85,000 - 90,000
Parking Capacity: 18,500 Cars
Trackside Dining: 2,300
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941

The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of the Jockey Club in 1867. In 1869, August Belmont took first and second money with his own Fenian and Glenelg.

The Race

It is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and geldings carrying a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg) and for fillies with a weight of 121 pounds (55 kg).

The History

The first Belmont in the United States was not the famous stakes race or even the man for whom it is named. Rather, the first Belmont was a race horse that arrived in California in 1853 from his breeding grounds of Franklin, Ohio. The Belmont Stakes, however, are named after August Belmont, a financier who made quite a name and fortune for himself in New York politics and society. Obviously, Mr. Belmont was also quite involved in horse racing, and his imprint is even intertwined within the history of the Kentucky Derby.

The Tradition

The Belmont Stakes is called the "Run for the Carnations" because of the blanket of white carnations that are draped over the winner's neck. Through 1996, the post parade song was "Sidewalks of New York." Beginning in 1997, the audience was invited to sing the Theme from New York, New York following the call to the post. This tradition mirrors the singing of two other songs at the post parades of the first two Triple Crown races, My Old Kentucky Home at the Kentucky Derby and Maryland, My Maryland at the Preakness Stakes.

The Belmont's Age

One thing the Belmont does have over the Derby is that it is the oldest of the three Triple Crown events. The Belmont predates the Preakness by six years, the Kentucky Derby by eight. The first running of the Belmont Stakes was in 1867 at Jerome Park, on, believe it or not, a Thursday. At a mile and five furlongs, the conditions included an entry fee of $200, half forfeit with $1,500 added. Furthermore, not only is the Belmont the oldest Triple Crown race, but it is the fourth oldest race overall in North America. The Phoenix Stakes, now run in the fall at Keeneland as the Phoenix Breeders' Cup, was first run in 1831. The Queen's Plate in Canada made its debut in 1860, while the Travers in Saratoga opened in 1864. However, since there were gaps in sequence for the Travers, the Belmont is third only to the Phoenix and Queen's Plate in total runnings.

The Winning Strategy

Because of its length (one lap around the enormous Belmont main track), and because it is the final race of the Triple Crown, it is called the "Test of the Champion". Most three-year-olds are unaccustomed to the distance, and lack the ability to maintain a winning speed for so long. In a long race such as the Belmont, positioning of the horse and the timing of the move to chase for the lead can be critical.

The Belmont Stakes Trophy

The Belmont Stakes trophy is a Tiffany-made silver bowl measuring 18 inches high, 15 inches across and 14 inches at the base. A silver figure of Fenian, winner of the Belmont Stakes in 1869, sits atop the cover of the bowl, and the bowl itself is supported by three horses representing the three foundation thoroughbreds: Eclipse, Herod and Matchem.

Presented by the Belmont family as an annual award for the Belmont Stakes in 1926, the Belmont Stakes trophy stays with the winning owner for a period of one year.

Belmont Stakes Betting on the phone Guide

Please call your bets in the following order: 1st -- state the name of the Race track, 2nd -- state the race number
you wish to bet on, 3rd -- state the dollar amount you wish to bet, 4th -- state the type of wager, 5th -- state the
program number(s) of the horse(s) that you wish to bet. EXAMPLE: "Belmont Park, 4th race, $2 to win, on number 5" or
"Santa Anita, 2nd race, $10 exacta box, numbers 1 &2,."
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Belmont Stakes Triple Crown 2009

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is made out of three races for the category
of three-year-old thoroughbred horses. The first race of this Triple Crown event starts
on the first Saturday in May where the best of the Kentucky Derby horses gather to catch their window of opportunity for a Triple Crown prospect. The second leg of the triple crown will follow 2 weeks after at the Preakness Stakes, were the winner of the Kentucky derby will try to make a repeat of the Derby, will try to make History 3 weeks after in the Belmont stakes. Winning the Triple Crown means winning all three of these thoroughbred horse races and it is considered the greatest accomplishment
of a thoroughbred horse.

Da' Tara Wins 2008 Belmont Stakes

141 Belmont Stakes Winner 2009

Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who finished second twice before at the Belmont Stakes, wins the 2009 Belmont Stakes riding Summer Bird. The other bird, Mine That Bird, hung back for most of the race and then made an early move — maybe a bit too early — to push for the lead but ended up taking third place and still in the money. Dunkirk finished in second place.

"He was fighting it just a little bit, " jockey Calvin Borel said on Mine That Bird. "I didn't want to fight him too much."

Summer Bird, the 11/1 odds to win the 2009 Belmont Stakes, becomes the surprise winner of the Belmont Stakes and denies jockey Calvin Borel his own 'Triple Crown.'

"I had an armchair ride until I found some room. said winning jockey Kent Desormeaux "Well, I found some room."

Bred by owners Kalarikkal and Vilasini Jayaraman out of the mare Hong Kong Squall and a daughter of 1990 Preakness winner Summer Squall, Summer Bird has raced only four times in his entire career.

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Triple crown race 2009 dates and event locations

2009 - Kentucky Derby - Churchill Downs

2009 - Preakness Stakes - Pimlico

2009 - Belmont Stakes - Belmont Park

2009 - Breeders Cup - Santa Anita Park


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