The 2015 Belmont Stakes will run on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Emanating once again from beautiful Belmont Park in New York, this 1 ½ mile race will put up a total of $1.5 million in prize money. As in years past, the Belmont Stakes will also serve as the final, decisive leg of the illustrious leg of the Triple Crown following the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
The distance of the Belmont Stakes adds to its uniqueness. Most race horses do not run a 1 ½ mile race in their career, and the Belmont Stakes usually represents the only time that they will compete at that distance.
There’s no debate that running all three races of the Triple Crown is a challenge, which is part of the reason that nobody has swept all three races since Affirmed did so in 1978. With the Kentucky Derby ringing its bells in early May, and the Belmont closing the season in early June, there isn’t much time to rest and recover before each, grueling race. That is why the Belmont Stakes is aptly known as The Test of the Champion. Only the fittest horses win this race.
Qualifying for the Belmont Stakes, however, does not require horses to race in all three events. Tonalist, the 2014 winner, is an example of a horse that qualified for the Belmont Stakes despite not running in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
Entering horses for this race in this manner has been created some controversy in the racing world, but organizers and purists have counter-argued that the Belmont field is already quite small, averaging around ten horses per year.
Even still, the Belmont Stakes is always a must-see event as it has been since its inception in 1867 under the direction of August Belmont. The 2015 Belmont Stakes will be no exception and you can catch all the action you need right here at BelmontStakesBettingOnline.com!