Who won the Belmont Stakes the year you were born? (2023)

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, with have its 149th running in on June 11, 2017. The following is a rundown of every winner in history, including each horse and jockey able to complete the rare and coveted Triple Crown feat.

2018: Justify

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Justify became trainer Bob Baffert's second horse to win the Triple Crown when he claimed Belmont with a time of 2:28.18 in 2018. The horse was the 13th American Triple Crown winner in history.

2017: Tapwrit

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Tapwrit won the Belmont in 2017 with a time of 2:30.02. It was trainer Todd Pletcher's third win at Belmont and his first win since 2013.

2016: Creator

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Creator won at Belmont with a time of 2:28.51 in 2016. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay had a minority stake in Creator, who won his only leg of the Triple Crown.

2015: American Pharoah

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Legendary trainer Bob Baffert finally completed the elusive Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. The favorite to win the race, American Pharoah finished with a time of 2:26.65 and won by 5.5 lengths. He was the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

2014: Tonalist

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Tonalist won by a close margin, with a time of 2:28.52.

2013: Palace Malice

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Palace Malice was the second Belmont win in four years for jockey Mike Smith. He won with a time of 2:30.70.

2012: Union Rags

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Union Rags was the first Belmont win for both jockey John Velazquez and trainer Michael Matz. He won with a time of 2:30.42.

2011: Ruler on Ice

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Rider Jose Valdivia Jr. rode to victory on Ruler on Ice, who finished the Belmont with a time of 2:30.88.

2010: Drosselmeyer

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Jockey Mike Smith won his first of two Belmont Stakes, this one with Drosselmeyer. The winning time was 2:31.57

2009: Summer Bird

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Summer Bird was able to claim Belmont with a relatively fast time of 2:27.54 in 2009.

2008: Da'Tara

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Da'Tara won the Belmont, as Big Brown, winner of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, failed to finish. Trainer Nick Zito had his second Belmont Stakes win in five years.

2007: Rags to Riches

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Rags to Riches had a remarkable win at Belmont in her first race vs. males. The filly won with a time of 2:28.74.

2006: Jazil

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Jazil won the 2006 Belmont Stakes with a time of 2:27.86.

2005: Afleet Alex

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Afleet Alex won both the Preakness and Belmont in 2005. His time at Belmont was 2:28.75.

2004: Birdstone

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Birdstone was able to deny Smarty Jones of the Triple Crown with a time of 2:27.50. Smarty Jones finished second in the race.

2003: Empire Maker

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Empire Maker won the Belmont Stakes in 2003, preventing Funny Cide from winning the Triple Crown.

2002: Sarava

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Sarava won the Belmont Stakes despite tall odds, preventing War Emblem from winning the Triple Crown.

2001: Point Given

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Point Given won the Belmont Stakes in 2001 with an extremely fast time of 2:26.56.

2000: Commendable

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Commendable was the fourth win in seven years at Belmont for legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

1999: Lemon Drop Kid

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Lemon Drop Kid was the second win at Belmont for trainer "Scotty" Schulhofer, who also won with Colonial Affair in 1993.

1998: Victory Gallop

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Legendary jockey Gary Stevens won his second Belmont in four years with Victory Gallop in 1998.

1997: Touch Gold

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Jockey Chris McCarron won his first Belmont since 1986 with Touch Gold in 1997. Touch Gold denied Silver Charm the Triple Crown.

1996: Editor's Note

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Editor's Note was the third straight win at Belmont for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

1995: Thunder Gulch

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Thunder Gulch won his second race of the Triple Crown at Belmont after also winning at the Kentucky Derby.

1994: Tabasco Cat

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Tabasco Cat was trainer D. Wayne Lukas' first of three straight wins at Belmont.

1993: Colonial Affair

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Trainer "Scotty" Schulhofer won his first of two Belmont Stakes with Colonial Affair in 1993.

1992: A.P. Indy

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A.P. Indy won Belmont with a time of 2:26.13 in 1992.

1991: Hansel

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Hansel denied Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold a second Triple Crown win with a time of 2:28.10 in 1991.

1990: Go And Go

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Go And Go defeated heavily favored Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled to win the 1990 Belmont Stakes.

1989: Easy Goer

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Despite only winning Belmont among the Triple Crown legs, Easy Goer is recognized as one of the greatest race horses ever with 11 majors wins in his career.

1988: Risen Star

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Jockey El Delahoussaye won his first of two Belmont Stakes in 1988 with Risen Star, who also won the Preakness.

1987: Bet Twice

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Bet Twice won the Belmont Stakes in 1987. He was partly owned by former MLB players Pete Rose and Garry Maddox. He denied Alysheba the Triple Crown.

1986: Danzig Connection

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Danzig Connection was trainer Woody Stephens' fifth straight win at Belmont and the first of two wins for jockey Chris McCarron.

1985: Creme Fraiche

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Creme Fraiche was the fourth straight win at Belmont for trainer Woody Stephens.

1984: Swale

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Swale represented the third straight win for jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. and trainer Woody Stephens at Belmont. Swale also won the Kentucky Derby.

1983: Caveat

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Caveat was the second consecutive Belmont Stakes win for jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. and trainer Woody Stephens.

1982: Conquistador Cielo

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The Belmont Stakes victory for Conquistador Cielo was one of four major wins for the horse in 1982.

1981: Summing

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Summing claimed the Belmont Stakes in 1981 with a time of 2:29.00.

1980: Temperence Hill

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Temperence Hill was one of the unlikeliest winners at Belmont in history, claiming first place with odds of 53-1.

1978: Affirmed

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Affirmed became the second straight Triple Crown winner, following Seattle Slew in 1977. It was also trainer Laz Barrera's second win at Belmont in three years.

1977: Seattle Slew

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Seattle Slew became the first Triple Crown winner since Secretariat in 1973, winning with a time of 2:29.60.

1976: Bold Forbes

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Bold Forbes won the Belmont Stakes in 1976 after also winning the Kentucky Derby.

1975: Avatar

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Avatar won the Belmont Stakes at 13-1 odds in 1975.

1974: Little Current

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Little Current won the Belmont Stakes after his Preakness Stakes win in 1974.

1973: Secretariat

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Widely known as the greatest race horse ever, Secretariat completed the Triple Crown with a record-breaking time at Belmont of 2:24.00 that still stands. It was also the second consecutive win at Belmont for jockey Ron Turcotte and trainer Lucien Laurin.

1972: Riva Ridge

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Riva Ridge was able to win the Kentucky Derby and also the Belmont Stakes in 1972.

1971: Pass Catcher

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Pass Catcher was the second win at Belmont for trainer Eddie Yowell. He won with 34-1 odds.

1970: High Echelon

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High Echelon won the Belmont Stakes with a time of 2:34.00 in 1970.

1969: Arts and Letters

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Trainer J. Elliott Burch won at Belmont for the third time, as Arts and Letters won with a time of 2:28.80.

1968: Stage Door Johnny

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Stage Door Johnny prevented Forward Pass from winning the Triple Crown, with a time of 2:27.20 at Belmont.

1967: Damascus

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Damascus was the fourth of five wins at Belmont for jockey Bill Shoemaker.

1966: Amberoid

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Amberoid won the Belmont Stakes after finishing seventh in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness.

1965: Hail To All

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Hail To All won the Belmont Stakes in 1965 with a time of 2:28.40.

1964: Quadrangle

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Trainer J. Elliott Burch won his second Belmont, this time with Quadrangle, who finished with a time of 2:28.40.

1963: Chateaugay

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Chateaugay was the second win in three years at Belmont for jockey Braulio Baeza.

1962: Jaipur

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Jockey Bill Shoemaker won his third Belmont Stakes, with Jaipur in 1962.

1961: Sherluck

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Sherluck won the Belmont Stakes as an overwhelming underdog at 65-1 odds in 1961.

1960: Celtic Ash

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Trainer Thomas J. Barry claimed his second Belmont Stakes in three years with Celtic Ash.

1959: Sword Dancer

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Sword Dancer was jockey Bill Shoemaker's second Belmont win in three years. The horse also finished second at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

1958: Cavan

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Cavan won the Belmont Stakes in 1958 with a margin of six lengths.

1957: Gallant Man

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After finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, Gallant Man was able to claim victory at the Belmont Stakes in 1957.

1956: Needles

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Needles won both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1956.

1955: Nashua

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Nashua finished second in the Kentucky Derby in 1955, followed by wins at the Preakness and Belmont.

1954: High Gun

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High Gun was the second straight win at Belmont for jockey Eric Guerin.

1953: Native Dancer

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Native Dancer had a terrific season in 1953, finishing second in the Kentucky Derby followed by wins at the Preakness and Belmont.

1952: One Count

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One Count was the fifth of six wins at Belmont for jockey Eddie Arcaro.

1951: Counterpoint

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After finishing in second place at the Preakness Stakes, Counterpoint was able to win the Belmont Stakes in 1951.

1950: Middleground

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Middleground won Belmont after also winning the Kentucky Derby in 1950.

1949: Capot

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Capot won both the Preakness and Belmont in 1949.

1948: Citation

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Citation capped off his Triple Crown with a win at the Belmont Stakes in 1948.

1947: Phalanx

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Phalanx won the Belmont Stakes by five lengths in 1947.

1937-1946

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1937: War Admiral (pictured); 1938: Pasteurized; 1939: Johnstown; 1940: Bimelech; 1941: Whirlaway; 1942: Shut Out; 1943: Count Fleet; 1944: Bounding Home; 1945: Pavot; 1946: Assault

1927-1936

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1927: Chance Shot; 1928: Vito; 1929: Blue Larkspur; 1930: Gallant Fox; 1931: Twenty Grand; 1932: Faireno; 1933: Hurryoff; 1934: Peace Chance; 1935: Omaha; 1936: Granville

1917-1926

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1917: Hourless; 1918: Johren; 1919: Sir Barton; 1920: Man o' War (pictured); 1921: Grey Lag; 1922: Pillory; 1923: Zev; 1924: Mad Play; 1925: American Flag; 1926: Crusader

1907-1916

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1907: Peter Pan; 1908: Colin; 1909: Joe Madden; 1910: Sweep; 1911-1912: No races held; 1913: Prince Eugene; 1914: Luke McLuke (pictured); 1915: The Finn; 1916: Friar Rock

1897-1906

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1897: Scottish Chieftain; 1898: Bowling Brook; 1899: Jean Bereaud; 1900: Ildrum; 1901: Commando (pictured); 1902: Masterman; 1903: Africander; 1904: Delhi; 1905: Tanya; 1906: Burgomaster

1887-1896

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1887: Hanover (pictured); 1888: Sir Dixon; 1889: Eric; 1890: Burlington; 1891: Foxford; 1892: Patron; 1893: Comanche; 1894: Henry of Navarre; 1895: Belmar; 1896: Hastings

1877-1886

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1877: Cloverbrook; 1878: Duke of Magenta (pictured); 1879: Spendthrift; 1880: Grenada; 1881: Saunterer; 1882: Forester; 1883: George Kinney; 1884: Panique; 1885: Tyrant; 1886: Inspector B.

1867-1876

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1867: Ruthless (pictured); 1868: General Duke; 1869: Fenian; 1870: Kingfisher; 1871: Harry Bassett; 1872: Joe Daniels; 1873: Springbok; 1874: Saxon; 1875: Calvin; 1876: Algerine

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