1973 Belmont Stakes

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1973 Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
Secretariat in the Belmont.jpg
Secretariat on the final stretch
Location Belmont Park,
Elmont, New York
Date June 9, 1973
Winning horse Secretariat
Jockey Ron Turcotte
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
1972
1974

The 1973 Belmont Stakes was the 105th running of the Belmont Stakes and the final race in Secretariat's Triple Crown run. A record crowd of 69,138 saw him win by thirty-one horse lengths in a time of 2:24.[1][2][3] With the June 19, 2012 announcement that the Maryland Racing Commission had reviewed the evidence and revised the official winning time for the 1973 Preakness Stakes, Secretariat now holds the record for the fastest time for all three Triple Crown races.[4]

Results[edit]

The June 9, 1973 results were as follows:[5]

Finish Post Position Horse Jockey Final Odds (to 1)
1 1 Secretariat Ron Turcotte $0.10
2 4 Twice a Prince Braulio Baeza $17.30
3 3 My Gallant Angel Cordero Jr. $12.40
4 2 Private Smiles Danny Gargan $14.30
5 5 Sham Laffit Pincay, Jr. $5.10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belmont - Secretariat.com". Secretariat.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ Hirsch, Joe (June 11, 1973). "Secretariat Achieves 'Triple' Grand Prix Nominations Number 22 - Astonishing 31 Lengths Best In 2:24 Belmont Stakes Romp". Daily Racing Form. LXXIX (139): 1. 
  3. ^ Copper, Bob (June 11, 1973). "Secretariat Defies Description After Record-Setting Belmont Run". The Argus-Press (Owosso, Michigan). Associated Press. p. 14. 
  4. ^ "Secretariat's '73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission rules". CNN. June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chart of Belmont Stakes". Daily Racing Form. LXXIX (139): 4. June 11, 1973. 

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