Top 10 Fastest Winning Times in Belmont Stakes History
Before we get to the top 10 winning times in Belmont Stakes history, unachieved by either California Chrome or winner Tonalist in 2014, you might find these previous horse racing posts particularly relevant and interesting, given today’s circumstances.
Chrome was looking to become the first horse since 1978’s Affirmed to win Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: a win at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. But CC finished tied for fourth. Meanwhile, Tonalist won it at a nice 2:28.52, the fastest since 2009.
Still, more than a bit off the pace of the 10 fastest Belmont Stakes winning times, listed below.
Wonder horse Secretariat rules by a full 2.00 seconds and holds the record for 41 years and counting. The next nine horses are separated by 1.20 seconds.Follow @VinGetz
|YEAR||WINNING HORSE||WINNING TIME||JOCKEY||TRAINER||OWNER|
|1.||1973||Secretariat*||2:24.00||Ron Turcotte||Lucien Laurin||Meadow Stable|
|2.||1989||Easy Goer||2:26.00||Pat Day||C. R. McGaughey III||Ogden Phipps|
|3.||1992||A.P. Indy||2:26.13||Ed Delahoussaye||Neil Drysdale||Tomonori Tsurumaki|
|4.||1988||Risen Star||2:26.40||Ed Delahoussaye||Louie J. Roussel III||Louie J. Roussel III|
|5.||1957||Gallant Man||2:26.60||Bill Shoemaker||John A. Nerud||Ralph Lowe|
|6.||2001||Point Given||2:26.80||Gary Stevens||Bob Baffert||The Thoroughbred Corp.|
|6.||1994||Tabasco Cat||2:26.80||Pat Day||D. Wayne Lukas||Reynolds/Overbrook|
|6.||1978||Affirmed*||2:26.80||Steve Cauthen||Laz Barrera||Harbor View Farm|
|9.||1985||Creme Fraiche||2:27.00||Eddie Maple||Woody Stephens||Brushwood Stables|
|10.||1990||Go And Go||2:27.20||Michael Kinane||Dermot K. Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm|
|10.||1984||Swale||2:27.20||Laffit Pincay, Jr.||Woody Stephens||Claiborne Farm|
|10.||1968||Stage Door Johnny||2:27.20||Heliodoro Gustines||John M. Gaver, Sr.||Greentree Stable|
* Triple Crown winner
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