Tag: Triple Crown

With No Triple Crown Hopeful, Smaller Crowd Expected at 2016 Belmont...

Every summer since 1904, crowds have stampeded to Belmont Park in Elmont to see the Belmont Stakes—the weekend-long horse racing festival that aficionados dubbed the “test of the champion.” The championship track—1.5 miles of brown dirt, contrasting starkly with the some of the greenest infield grass around—is the final leg in the quest for horse racing’s Triple Crown, one of the most elusive feats to capture in sports, which makes the Belmont Stakes so special. The goal? To win all the three major horse racing competitions in succession. It’s happened just 12 times since 1919—most recently last June, when American Pharaoh become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. But this time, there is no chance of a horse winning the Triple Crown.

Belmont Stakes May Last Two Minutes But Fans Might Take Two...

American Pharoah has a chance to be the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown if it crosses the finish line first Saturday evening at Belmont Park.

Belmont Stakes History? California Chrome Spreads Triple Crown Fever in Nassau

“This is really a great, spectacular sporting event where the world’s eyes are on Nassau County."
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