The Belmont Stakes: Traditions, Invitations, and Party Ideas
Belmont Stakes Party Invitations
Get the race started with fabulous party invitations that get your guests enticed and excited to attend your party.
Past Horses Going for the Triple Crown at Belmont
There have been 12 horses who have won the first two Triple Crown races since 1978 but have failed to win the Belmont, the final race of the Triple Crown.
List of Triple Crown Winners
The Belmont Stakes Trophy
The Belmont Stakes Trophy is a silver bowl made by Tiffany that celebrates the heritage and history of the race. Donated by the Belmont family, it stands 18 inches high, 15 inches across and 14 inches at the base. The first Belmont winner of 1869, Fenian, is on the top cover and three horses Matchen (1748), Herod (1758) or Eclipse (1764), are on the base. In order to be considered a thoroughbred, a horse must be able to trace it's lineage back to one of the three sires: Matchen, Herod or Eclipse.
Belmont Jewel Cocktail featuring Woodford Reserve
Makes 1 drink.
Belmont Stakes Traditions and History
The Belmont Stakes, known as “The Test of Champions” is the final race that makes up the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The race is run in early June, five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and two weeks after the Preakness Stakes. The winning horse and jockey are draped with a blanket of white carnations.
In 1997-1998, the race under went some major changes:
Secretariat Triple Crown Winner at The Belmont Stakes
Secretariat, nicknamed "Big Red" won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown in 1973, 25 years after the 1948 win of Citation. He set race records that still stand today: The Kentucky Derby (1:59.4),. The Preakness (1:53) and The Belmont Stakes (2:24).
The White Carnation Cocktail of the Belmont Stakes
Refreshing and an creamy color to match the white carnations of the winner's white carnation blanket.
The Belmont Breeze Cocktail of the Belmont Stakes
The new Belmont Breeze Cocktail replaced the White Carnation