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UPI horse racing weekend roundup

UPI horse racing weekend roundup

Two 3-year-olds who missed the Kentucky Derby look top-class after weekend wins; others include Japanese runners prepping for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

History on tap this weekend in the Belmont Stakes and Epsom Derby
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome comes up short of the Triple Crown at Belmont, Australia delivers the goods at Epsom in a busy weekend of Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Favorites face potential upsetters at Belmont and Epsom Downs

Favorites face potential upsetters at Belmont and Epsom Downs

Strong fields lining up to challenge California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes and Australia in the Investec Derby.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
California Chrome draws gate No. 2 for historic Triple Crown try

California Chrome draws gate No. 2 for historic Triple Crown try

California Chrome bids to become the first U.S. Triple Crown winner since 1978, starting from post position No. 2 in Saturday's Belmont Stakes
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome ready for Triple Crown try in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Australia poised as favorite for Epsom Derby.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
California Chrome seems eager for Triple Crown try

California Chrome seems eager for Triple Crown try

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome seems fired up and ready for the third leg of the Triple Crown; connections confident.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer
Horse racing roundup

Horse racing roundup

California Chrome heads to Belmont Park bearing hopes of a Triple Crown. Lots of world-class racing action around the globe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Can California Chrome win the Triple Crown?

Can California Chrome win the Triple Crown?

California Chrome has looked invincible in winning the first two legs of the Triple Crown but history shows his toughest test is yet to come.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome drew in gate No. 3 for Saturday's Preakness Stakes and is the favorite to win the second jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome working "like a rock star" for Saturday's Preakness.
Robert Kieckhefer
Horse racing weekend preview

Horse racing weekend preview

The weekend between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes focuses on the chances for a Triple Crown winner; California Chrome is the center of attention.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 3 (UPI) -- 2-1 favorite California Chrome proved the oddsmakers correct Saturday, winning the 140th Kentucky Derby in commanding fashion.
Matt Bradwell

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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