The (Very Long) History of the Belmont Stakes

While the Belmont is always more interesting when the Triple Crown is on the line, this ancient race doesn’t need gimmicks. It’s already the oldest of the three, and the longest at a punishing 1 ½ miles, making the Belmont the end boss of thoroughbred… Read more

History of the Triple Crown

Professional sports have many different versions of the Triple Crown, but none is as prestigious as the US Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Since 1950, horses who win the top three races on the calendar – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – have… Read more