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.

The Triple Crown Winners, Ranked By Fastest Total Time

Horses that Won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, But Lost at Belmont

Fillies that Won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes or Belmont Stakes

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.

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


Posted on June 7, 2014, in Horse Racing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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