1977 Belmont Stakes

109th Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
Grade I stakes race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, U.S.
Date June 11, 1977
Winning horse Seattle Slew
Winning time 2:29.6
Jockey Jean Cruguet
Trainer William H. Turner, Jr.
Owner Karen L. Taylor
Conditions Muddy
Surface Dirt
Attendance 70,229
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The 1977 Belmont Stakes was the 109th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York held on June 11, 1977. With a field of eight horses, Seattle Slew won by four lengths in front of a crowd of 70,229 spectators. In conjunction with previously winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Seattle Slew became the tenth horse to with the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, and the first to do so unbeaten. The race went off at 5:47 pm ET and was televised on CBS nationwide.[1][2]

Results[]

Finish Post
Position
Program
Number
Horse Jockey Owner Trainer Final Odds
(to 1)
Stakes
1 5 5 Seattle Slew Jean Cruguet Karen L. Taylor William H. "Billy" Turner, Jr.   0.40 $109,080
2 1 2 Run Dusty Run Sandy Hawley Golden Chance Farm William E. "Smiley" Adams   5.10 $39,096
3 6 7 Sanhedrin Jorge Velásquez Darby Dan Farm Thomas L. Rondinello   6.50 $21,816
4 7 8 Mr. Red Wing Jacinto Vásquez John L. Greer LeRoy Jolley 69.90 $10,908
5 2 3 Iron Constitution Angel Cordero Jr. Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Thomas F. Root Jr.   7.40
6 8 9 Spirit Level Antonio Graell Meadow Stable Stephen A. DiMauro 15.90
7 4 4 Sir Sir Ruben Hernandez La Luna Stable Leo Azpurua Jr. 94.90
8 3 1A Make Amends Ron Turcotte Elmendorf Farm John P. Campo 57.20
scratched 1 Hey Hey J. P.
Fast Pierina Stable John P. Campo
scratched 6 Leading Scorer
Elaine Brodsky

Times: ​14 mile: :24.6, 12 mile: :48.4, 34mile: 1:14, 1 mile: 1:38.8, 1​14mile: 2:03.8, Final: 2:29.6[3]


Note: times were kept to the fifth of a second.

Payout schedule[]

Program Horse Win Place Show
5 Seattle Slew $2.80 $2.60 $2.20
2 Run Dusty Run $3.20 $2.40
7 Sanhedrin $2.60

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