Belmar (horse)

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Sire Belvidere[1]
Grandsire Billet
Dam Adele
Damsire Australian
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1892
Country United States
Colour Gray
Breeder James Galway
Owner 1) Preakness Stables
2) George E. Smith
Trainer 1) Edward Feakes
2) William Smith
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Major wins

Manhattan Handicap (1896)

Triple Crown wins:
Preakness Stakes (1895)
Belmont Stakes (1895)
Last updated on June 9, 2007

Belmar (foaled in 1892) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse owned by the Preakness Stables of Preakness, New Jersey.

Trained by Edward Feakes, future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Fred Taral rode him to victory in the 1895 Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

In 1896, Belmar won the inaugural running of the Manhattan Handicap at Morris Park Racecourse in The Bronx, New York.

In his later racing career, Belmar was owned by the handicapper "Pittsburgh Phil" and was trained by William "Bill" Smith. In a 1908 interview, Bill Smith said that Belmar was one of the best horses he ever trained and was notorious for winning his races in a close finish, usually by a head or neck. Belmar was standing at the farm of T.L. Watt in Westchester County in 1908 as a stallion for the breeding bureau.[2]


  1. ^ "Belmar pedigree". 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Bill Smith on Chilton and Belmar.". Daily Racing Form. February 8, 1908. Retrieved 12 January 2011.