Belmont Park: The Championship Track

Belmont Park: The Championship Track

by Kimberly Gatto
     
 

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Belmont Park is best known for the annual Belmont Stakes, the challenging final leg of racing’s Triple Crown. But Belmont is also renowned because nearly every American champion Thoroughbred has competed on its grounds. Named for the illustrious Belmont family, the track has seen many exciting races since it opened in 1905. In addition to the eleven Triple…  See more details below

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Belmont Park is best known for the annual Belmont Stakes, the challenging final leg of racing’s Triple Crown. But Belmont is also renowned because nearly every American champion Thoroughbred has competed on its grounds. Named for the illustrious Belmont family, the track has seen many exciting races since it opened in 1905. In addition to the eleven Triple Crown winners, Belmont Park has hosted legends of yesteryear—such as Man o’ War and Nashua—and modern-day superstars like Curlin and Rachel Alexandra. In addition to the Belmont Stakes, the track is home to other important races, including the Jockey Club Gold Cup and the “Met Mile,” and it periodically hosts the Breeder’s Cup. Join author Kimberly Gatto as she explores Belmont’s most exciting moments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016564364
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Series:
Sports History , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Kim Gatto is the author of five horse track and farm histories, two equestrian books and six sports biographies, as well as numerous articles for equine periodicals. She is a lifelong horse owner and equestrienne and belongs to a number of riding organizations and equine charitable institutions.

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