How Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes Winners fare at the Belmont Stakes

Posted by Evan Chronis on May 20, 2019 4:52:52 PM

After one of the craziest Triple Crown trails in thoroughbred racing history, all eyes are pointed to the Belmont Stakes for the grand finale. 

While the Belmont Stakes promises to be just as wild as the two Triple Crown trots that preceded it, there's also some historical context to look back to get an idea of how this year's race will pan out. 

Let's look back on how the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners have performed at the Belmont Stakes. 

2019 Belmont Stakes

Justify — 2018 Belmont Stakes Winner (13th Triple Crown Winner)

  • Won the 2018 Kentucky Derby
  • Won the 2018 Preakness Stakes

Tapwrit — 2017 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Finished 6th in 2017 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2017 Preakness Stakes

Creator — 2016 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Finished 13th in 2016 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2016 Preakness Stakes

American Pharoah — 2015 Belmont Stakes Winner (12th Triple Crown Winner)

  • Won the 2015 Kentucky Derby
  • Won the 2015 Preakness Stakes

Tonalist — 2014 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Did not compete in 2014 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2014 Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes Winners in Same Year

Here are the 10 horses that have won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in the same year. Triple Crown winners have been excluded from this list. 

Year

Horse

1995

Thunder Gulch

1984

Swale

1976

Bold Forbes

1972

Riva Ridge

1963

Chateaugay

1956

Needles

1942

Shut Out

1941

Whirlaway

1939

Johnstown

1931

Twenty Grand

Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes Winners in Same Year

Excluding the 13 Triple Crown winners in history, 18 horses have captured both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes during their three-year-old season. 

Year Horse

2005

Afleet Alex

2001

Point Given

1994

Tabasco Cat

1991

Hansel

1988

Risen Star

1974

Little Current

1967

Damascus

1955

Nashua

1953

Native Dancer

1949

Capot

1940

Bimelech

1922

Pillory

1920

Man O'War

1895

Belmar

1881

Saunterer

1880

Grenada

1878

Duke of Magenta

1877

Cloverbrook

Belmont Stakes Winners at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes

Here's how the last five Belmont Stakes winners 

Justify — 2018 Belmont Stakes Winner (13th Triple Crown Winner)

  • Won the 2018 Kentucky Derby
  • Won the 2018 Preakness Stakes

Tapwrit — 2017 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Finished 6th in 2017 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2017 Preakness Stakes

Creator — 2016 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Finished 13th in 2016 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2016 Preakness Stakes

American Pharoah — 2015 Belmont Stakes Winner (12th Triple Crown Winner)

  • Won the 2015 Kentucky Derby
  • Won the 2015 Preakness Stakes

Tonalist — 2014 Belmont Stakes Winner

  • Did not compete in 2014 Kentucky Derby
  • Did not race in 2014 Preakness Stakes

How Do Derby Longshot Winners Fare at Belmont?

With 65-1 odds, Country House became the second biggest longshot to win the Kentucky Derby. This begs the question — how have other Derby longshots performed at the Belmont Stakes?

Giacomo won the 2005 Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds and finished seventh at the Belmont Stakes.

Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds, came in third at Belmont Park.  

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