31 lengths, this is the exceptional gap between first and second during the 1973 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park which witnessed Secretariat’s legendary performance. The record time of running the 1 ½ mile race in 2:24 still stands.
The Belmont Stakes holds position as the third jewel in the Triple Crown series. A blanket of about 700 white carnation flowers is draped over the winning horse in the winner’s circle in addition to presenting the August Belmont Memorial Cup. The race trophy and was originally crafted by Tiffany & Co.
Named after 19th century renowned banker and horse enthusiast August Belmont, the Belmont Stakes first ran in 1867.