Each year, horse racing fans are treated to three of the greatest spectacles in sports: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and, where history can be make each year, the Belmont Stakes. For a memory that will last a lifetime, you need to get your Belmont Stakes tickets now before they run out! TicketNetwork is the place to do just that, with a great selection of seats at low prices.
Annually taking place in New York at the Belmont Park Raceway, the Belmont Stakes is full of stories and historic firsts. It is at the Belmont Stakes that the horse, the jockey, the owner and the trainer have a chance to become a Triple Crown winner. One of the toughest feats in sports today, only 12 times has there been a Triple Crown winner. Many believe that the greatest of all the horses to win was Secretariat, who accomplished the honor in 1973. Ridden by jockey Ron Turcotte, Secretariat entered the Belmont Stakes as the heavy favorite and by the end left everyone shaking their heads. The stallion would win the Belmont Stakes by a record 31 lengths, the largest margin of victory in the history of the race. Secretariat has gone on to be considered one of the greatest athletes in history, ranking 35th on ESPN's 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century.
Other horses that have completed their Triple Crown wins at the Belmont Stakes include Seattle Slew, Citation and the most recent Affirmed in 1978. Many horses have challenged by winning the first two legs, but only a special few have been able reach the pinnacle of horse racing. Those that win the Belmont Stakes receive a purse of $1 million as well as the Belmont Stakes Trophy, a Tiffany-made silver bowl which features a silver figure of Fenian, the winner of the third running of the race, sitting atop of it. The winner also gets draped in a blanket of white carnations, the traditional flower of the Belmont Stakes. Not native to New York, the flowers are often shipped from California and take 10 man hours to put together in the form of a blanket.
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