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As the Belmont Stakes is being held today, BourbonBlog.com toasts with some New York whiskey in hand and visits the region in the videos in this article.

Traditionally held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, this is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Due to ongoing construction, the 2024 and 2025 Belmont Stakes have been relocated to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

If you are interested in celebrating any event with a Bourbon tasting, reach out to us on [email protected]. For now, let’s dive into the race…

History of the Belmont Stakes:

The Belmont Stakes, established in 1867, is named after August Belmont Sr., a prominent financier and sportsman. Known for its grueling 1.5-mile distance, it tests the endurance and skill of both horses and jockeys. Notable moments include Secretariat’s record-breaking 1973 victory, which remains one of the greatest feats in horse racing history.

Belmont Stakes Logo

Temporary Relocation to Saratoga Springs:

This year marks a unique chapter as the Belmont Stakes moves to Saratoga Race Course. Opened in 1863, Saratoga is one of the oldest and most charming race tracks in the U.S. This relocation offers a fresh and exciting backdrop for this iconic race.

Watch our Bourbon Tasting  and Interview With Albany Distilling Company:

Watch above as BourbonBlog.com has long supported and featured the finest New York whiskey, including the exceptional New York Empire Rye. We invite you to watch the video of our interview with John Curtin, the co-owner and founder of Albany Distilling Co

Albany Distilling Co., a short drive from Saratoga Springs, is a gem for bourbon and whiskey Albany Distilling Co. has been a pioneer in the New York craft distilling scene for over 12 years, producing a range of delicious spirits including their renowned Ironweed Bourbon, smooth vodka, and the exciting new project: New York Empire Rye.

Ironweed Bourbon

Belmont Stakes 2024 – Race Details, Where to Watch and Favored Horses

Date and Time: The Belmont Stakes will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, with the main race scheduled for 6:41 PM ET.

Location: Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Broadcast Information: The race will be televised on FOX and available for streaming on the FOX Sports app.

Favored Horses That Are Being Discussed (By No Means Are These Suggestions:

Sierra Leone: With 9/5 odds, Sierra Leone is the top contender, known for its impressive career earnings and consistent performance.
Mindframe: Another strong competitor with 7/2 odds, offering a thrilling matchup against Sierra Leone.
Mystik Dan: With 5/1 odds, Mystik Dan is expected to be a formidable challenger.
Honor Marie: A dark horse with 12/1 odds, Honor Marie could surprise many with a strong finish.
The Wine Steward: At 15/1 odds, The Wine Steward is one to watch for potential upsets.

 

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