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belmont stakesThis year the Belmont Stakes took its traditional place as the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 11, 2022 when the race was televised live on NBC, beginning at 5PM ET, post time approx. 6:49PM ET.

Belmost post positions and morning line odds were announced a few days before the race

Kentucky Derby long shot winner Rich Strike was in the lineup, but would he be able to wow 'em in New York after that incredible performance at the Derby? (see WINNER, just up ahead).


Rich Strike, the one to beat at Belmont.


2022 Belmont WINNER

Although Rich Strike was neck-in-neck with Mo Donegal at one point in the race it was winner Mo Donegal who left the Kentucky Derby winner in the dust to race to victory at Belmont.

Nest, the only filly in this year's race, came in second and long-shot Skippylongstocking was third.

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike came in 6th.

Other favorites at Belmont this year were Preakness Stakes' third-place finisher Creative Minister, and Kentucky Derby sixth-place finisher Barber Road.


2022 Belmont Payouts

Win: Mo Donegal
$7.20 $3.80 $3.00
Place: Nest
$5.30 $4.10
Show: Skippylongstocking
$5.60

$2 Exacta: $13.80
$1 Tri: $187.50
$1 Super: $692.00

 



2022 Belmont post positions & morning line odds were announced Tuesday, June 7

Post # Horse Jockey Trainer Morning Line Odds
1. We the People Flavien Prat Rodolphe Brisset 2-1
2, Skippylongstocking Manuel Franco Saffie Joseph 20-1
3, Nest Jose Ortiz Todd Pletcher 8-1
4. Rich Strike Sonny Leon Eric Reed 7-2
5. Creative Minister Brian Hernandez Jr. Ken McPeek 6-1
6. Mo Donegal Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher 5-2
7. Golden Glider Dylan Davis Mark Casse 20-1
8. Barber Road Reylu Gutierrez John Ortiz 10-1

Just up ahead, check out last year's Belmont recap along with facts and figures, history & trivia and everything else you ever wanted to know about the big race in New York City.


All about Belmont

Belmont riders and horses
All About Belmont -
Race to the Triple Crown

The Belmont Stakes is run on the largest dirt track in North America at Belmont Park, measuring a massive 1 1/2 miles around.

The last and most demanding jewel in the Triple Crown, the Belmont race is also known as "The Test of the Champion" for the gruelling physical toll it takes on 3-year-old horses and the critical pacing and timing demanded of skilled jockeys.

Hey...this is the Big Apple - and In the final showdown only the smartest and strongest survive!

The lineup of major contenders at the Belmont stakes traditionally depend on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and how well horses perform in those two races. But at Belmont, anything can happen.


DID YOU KNOW? Belmont Stakes Fun Facts

Belmont riders and horses
Secretariat wins by an incredible 31
lengths at the Belmont Stakes in 1973.

• Betting at Belmont today? The No. 1 post has resulted in the most winners with 23. The No. 3 and No. 5 gates follow with 13 wins each.

• The traditional flowers at the Belmont Stakes are white carnations. A blanket of 500 carnations worn by the winning horse takes up to 10 hours to assemble.

• Triple Crown winner and horse legend Secretariat clocked the fastest time ever at the Belmont Stakes at 2:24 in 1973 and finished at an incredible 31 lengths.

• Another legendary Belmont winner, Man o' War (1920), sired three horses who also went on to win the Belmont Stakes: American Flag (1925), Crusader (1926) and Triple Crown winner War Admiral (1937).

• Start spreadin' the news .... “My Old Kentucky Home” is featured at the Kentucky Derby. “Maryland, My Maryland” is sung at the Preakness Stakes. But the race at Belmont features Frank Sinatra's version of "New York, New York" and only the version by Ol' Blue Eyes will do.


More about the Belmont Stakes around the Web:



2022 Belmont Stakes
- The official site offering up ticket information, video clips, history and trivia and the complete lineup for the big race in June, along with feature stories & highlights

NBC Sports - Horse Racing - The official home of the televised Triple Crown races featuring Belmont news and related articles, video clips, history and trivia, plus fun features on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

Belmont Stakes - Wikipedia - Deep background, historical facts & photos along with a complete list of winners and jockeys dating back to 1867.


 
 

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