1948 Belmont Stakes
|Grade I stakes race|
Elmont, New York, U.S.
|Date||June 12, 1948|
|Distance||1 1⁄2 mi (12 furlongs; 2,414 m)|
|Winning time||2:28 1⁄5|
|Trainer||Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones|
The 1948 Belmont Stakes was the 80th running of the Belmont Stakes. It was the 42nd Belmont Stakes held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and was held on June 12, 1948. With a field of eight horses, Citation, the winner of that year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes won the 1 1⁄2–mile race (12 f; 2.4 km) by 8 lengths over Better Self.
With the win, Citation became the eighth Triple Crown champion.
|1||1||Citation||Eddie Arcaro||Horace A. Jones||Calumet Farm||.20||$77,000|
|2||8||Better Self||Warren Mehrtens||King Ranch||12.50||$20,000|
|3||3||Escadru||Arnold Kirkland||W. L. Brann||Edward A. Christmas||6.85||$10,000|
|4||5||Vulcan's Forge||Douglas Dodson||Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney||15.10||$5,000|
|5||7||Gasparilla||Ruperto Donoso||A. J. Sackett||12.50|
|6||6||Salmagundi||Eric Guerin||W. Helis||22.45|
|7||4||Golden Light||Nick Combest||Belair Stud||Nick Combest||82.50|
|8||2||Faraway||Ted Atkinson||Glen Riddle Farm||28.10|
- Based on a $2 wager.