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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 19, the 170th day of 2005 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

Giacomo suffers bone chip

INGLEWOOD, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- Upset Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo is done for the season because of a bone chip in his left front ankle, trainer John Shirrefs said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Afleet Alex wins 137th Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- Favored Afleet Alex took the final two legs of the Triple Crown as Saturday he won the 137th running of the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont shapes up as two-horse race

ELMONT, N.Y., June 10 (UPI) -- The winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness are expected to battle it out Saturday in the 137th running of the Belmont Stakes.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2005 with 205 to follow.
By United Press International

Afleet Alex favored for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- Afleet Alex, which won the Preakness, was installed as a 6-5 favorite Wednesday for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2005 with 207 to follow.
By United Press International

Field set for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- There will be a field of 11 horses for Saturday's 137th running of the Belmont Stakes.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 5, the 156th day of 2005 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Bellamy Road cut from Preakness, Belmont

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10 (UPI) -- A leg injury will prevent George Steinbrenner's Bellamy Road from running in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, trainer Nick Zito said Tuesday.

NBC gets deal for Derby, Preakness

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- NBC has struck a deal to retain TV rights to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes until 2010, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
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Belmont Stakes
Steve Asmussen, trainer for Preakness winner and Belmont Stakes favorite Curlin, talks to reporters a day before the 139th running of the Belmont Stakes at the Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, New York on June 8, 2007. Curlin, the Preakness winner, is the favorite for the Belmont Stakes. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes Thoroughbred horse race held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) horse race, open to three year old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The race is the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, following five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes.

The attendance at the Belmont Stakes ranks fourth in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races, including the Breeders' Cup. The attendance at the Belmont Stakes typically trails only the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks. For more information, see American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events. The 2004 Belmont Stakes drew a massive television audience of 21.9 million viewers and had the highest household viewing rate since 1977 when Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown.

The first Belmont Stakes was held at Jerome Park Racetrack in The Bronx, built in 1866 by stock market speculator Leonard Jerome (1817–1891) and financed by August Belmont, Sr. (1816–1890), for whom the race was named. The race continued to be held at Jerome Park until 1890, when it was moved to the nearby facility, Morris Park Racecourse. The race remained there until the May 1905 opening of the new Belmont Park, 430-acre (1.7 km²) racetrack in Elmont, New York, on Long Island just outside the New York City borough of Queens.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Belmont Stakes."
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