1948 Belmont Stakes

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80th Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
Grade I stakes race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, U.S.
Date June 12, 1948
Distance 1 12 mi (12 furlongs; 2,414 m)
Winning horse Citation
Winning time 2:28 ​15
Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Trainer Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones
Owner Calumet Farm
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
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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 ​12–mile race (12 f; 2.4 km) by 8 lengths over Better Self.[1]

With the win, Citation became the eighth Triple Crown champion.

Results[edit]

Finish PP Horse Jockey Owner Trainer Final odds Stakes
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

Payout[edit]

Horse Straight Place Show
Citation $2.40 $2.30 $2.10
Better Self $3.70 $2.10
Escadru $2.10
  • Based on a $2 wager.

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