The 2022 Belmont Stakes will be held very soon, in what will be the 154th edition of the competition, which is scheduled to take place on June 11, following the tradition of holding the race on the first or second Saturday of that month.
If you are interested in the race and want to get some information on it, stay with us at JefeBet to break down some history and the prizes that will be awarded to the winners in this edition of the competition.
2022 Belmont Stakes Information
The race is held on a flat surface at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, every year, though it wasn’t always that way, for a time it was held at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx.
It is a Grade 1 race, so it is one of the biggest races and all the horses that compete are at a similar weight, plus all the horses that participate are 3 years old.
The Belmont Park track is also known as the “Champions Track” as nearly all of the race’s champions have once raced on it, so the experience often rewards those who participate in the Belmont Stakes.
In addition, the current champion and winner of the previous race was precisely a Latino, after the Panamanian jockey Luis Sáez won the victory with his horse Essential Quality.
Which Is the Prize Be Given for the 2022 Belmont Stakes?
The amount of money to be distributed in the 2022 Belmont Stakes is lower compared to other Grade 1 races in the United States, such as the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in this same year, with the first of them giving $3 million in prize money while the second gave $1.65 million.
The 2022 Belmont Stakes will award $1.5 million to the top-performing jockeys in the race, so the total amount of money awarded will be the same compared to the 2021 edition.
This is how the earnings for the race will be broken down.
The winner of the 2022 Belmont Stakes will not only claim that $750,000 dollars, but will also earn a first-place race bonus as well as a portion of the proceeds collected from tickets sold for the event.