What You Should Know About the Belmont Stakes

Posted by Kristen Doolan on Sep 30, 2016, 12:00:00 AM

As the third and final jewel of the coveted Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes is the race to attend for all of horseracing’s elite. With past winners such as Creator in 2016 and ever-so popular American Pharoah, who completed the Triple Crown in 2015, the 2017 Belmont Stakes will prove to set out to break history again.


Named after August Belmont Sr., The Belmont Stakes has a deep rooted history which began in 1867. Known as one of the oldest stakes races in North America and as the home to the prized Triple Crown, history continues to be made in Belmont Park. Some of the tracks traditions include white carnations draped over the winner to signify love and luck and a silver bowl and cover made by Tiffany & Co, more formally known as The August Belmont Memorial Cup.


Here are just a few of the horses that have struck gold recently at Belmont Park:

  • 2016: Creator
  • 2015: American Pharoah
  • 2014: Tonalist
  • 2013: Palace Malice
  • 2012: Union Rags
  • 2011: Ruler On Ice
  • 2010: Drosselmeyer


Located on Long Island and close to the Queens neighborhood of New York City, Elmont is a quaint family-oriented town known most famously for Belmont Park. With just a quick jog into the city, there is ton of fun things to do here during your 2017 Belmont Stakes trip. New York provides the perfect backdrop for a trip of a lifetime with Broadway, exclusive and elite shopping opportunities and the world’s finest restaurants and bars just minutes away at any point.


Partnering with the New York Racing Association (NYRA), Belmont Experiences is proud to be the Official Experience Provider for the Belmont Stakes. From travel packages, exclusive hospitality options, luxurious hotel accommodations, legendary jockey appearances and much more, you can’t go wrong.

The Diamond Room: Located inside the North Shore Terrace this luxurious in-track, climate-controlled hospitality offers impeccable views of the track, gourmet food buffets, a premium open bar and convenient betting windows. You will also wine and dine with horseracing’s elite as you enjoy the live entertainment, jockey appearances and big-screen televisions, so you don’t miss a second of the action.


Topics: Belmont Stakes

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Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

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