Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) invites Houstonians to watch and wager on 145th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The third and final leg of racing's Triple Crown will be simulcast from Belmont Park, in Elmont, New York.
Admission is FREE on Belmont Day and while there will be no Triple Crown hero crowned this year, an exceptional field is shaping up for the 2013 Belmont Stakes. The entrants will include Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, Preakness Stakes champion, Oxbow and other significant contenders including Revolutionary, Mylute, Palace Malice and Kentucky Derby runner-up, Golden Soul. Run at a distance of 1 1/2 miles, the Belmont Stakes is known as the "Test of Champions" and has produced a history of long shot winners including Sarava ($142.50); Birdstone ( $74.00 ) and Da'Tara ($79.00).
Jockey Gary Stevens has been one of the most compelling stories in 2013. Making his comeback this year at 50-years-old, the Hall of Fame rider will attempt to win his fourth Belmont Stakes aboard Oxbow.
Racing fans can watch and wager on the full Belmont Park card, which will include a $1 million-guaranteed Pick 6 and Pick 4.
For more information call 281.807.8760 or visit www.shrp.com.