The Belmont Stakes
2 down 1 to go – can we crown a new champion? The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the Triple Crown races. This third and final leg is contested three weeks after the Preakness and five weeks after the Kentucky Derby. Only 11 times has a horse been able to wrap it all up in New York.
Location: Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
Distance: 1 1/2 miles (2.4km) [Longest Triple Crown race]
The winner is decorated with a blanket of carnations.