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Fastest Belmont Stakes

Secretariat's 1973 Belmont Stakes victory still stands as the track and world record for the mile and one-half distance at 2:24. (He had finished a mile and a quarter at 1:59, faster than his own Derby record of 1:59 2/5.)

The second-fastest clocking is shared by Easy Goer (1989) and A. P. Indy (1992) at 2:26, while Risen Star (1988) and Point Given (2001) hold the fourth-fastest time at 2:26 2/5.

Six Fastest Belmont Stake Races

The following, all on a fast track are the fractional times of the six fastest runnings of the Belmont Stakes:

Year Horse 1/4 M. 1/2 M. 3/4 M. Mile 1 1/4 M. 1 1/2 M.
1973 Secretariat :23 3/5 :46 1/5 1:09 1/5 1:34 1/5 1:59 2:24*
1989 Easy Goer :23 1/5 :47 1:11 1/5 1:35 4/5 2:00 4/5 2:26
2001 Point Given :23 4/5 :48 1:11 3/5 1:35 2/5 2:00 3/5 2:26 2/5
1992 A.P. Indy :23 1/5 :47 1:11 4/5 1:36 1/5 2:01 1/5 2:26 2/5
1988 Risen Star :23 2/5 :47 1/5 1:11 4/5 1:36 2/5 2:01 3/5 2:26 2/5
1978 Affirmed :25 :50 1:14 1:37 2/5 2:01 3/5 2:26 4/5

Fastest first quarter-       0:23 by Another Review in 1991
(Hansel won)
Fastest first mile-            1:34 1/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first half-mile-      0:46 1/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first 1 1/4 mile-    1:59 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first 3/4's-           1:09 4/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)

*Secretariat's time of 2:24 is a world record for the mile-and-a-half distance on a dirt track.

 

 

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