Saturday, June 11, 2011

Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes


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. -per wikipedia


Triple Crown Winners
1919 - Sir Barton
1930 - Gallant Fox
1935 - Omaha
1937 - War Admiral
1941 - Whirlaway
1934 - Count Fleet
1946 - Assault
1948 - Citation
1973 - Secretariat
1977 - Seattle Slew
1978 - Affirmed


Since the last two races were won by different horses, a new Triple Crown Winner addition to the list above remains open. Until next year...

Kentucky Derby 2011 winner is Animal Kingdom
Preakness Stakes 2011 winner is Shackleford
Belmont Stakes 2011 winner is Ruler on Ice

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Complete the task on all 3 Triple Crown posts:

June 11: Belmont Stakes

Task3: As Manhattan is near this race venue, send me a link to a picture of a popular place to visit in the big apple (New York, NY) along with the name.

May 7: Kentucky Derby

May 21: Preakness Stakes

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Participant entries:

AimeeKay: Central Park Zoo

debbie: American Museum of Natural History (from 1910)

Giada: Central Park

IdentitySeeker: Times Square

kahcherub: The Rockefeller Center sounds great, with the Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hall, etc.

krysykat: Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Sakira: Brooklyn Bridge

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