Choctaw Casino Racebook is thrilled to bring you all the racing action you could want housed in the best viewing experience in the Southwest. We’ve got all the major tracks in the country, and all the major events from Kentucky, California, Maryland and New York.
Come on over to Casino South and catch the excitement on 70 TVs – including our 48’x5’ high-tech HD screen that can show races on multiple tracks. Place your bets at one of our 36 wagering carrels or six self-service terminals.
The Racebook opens daily at 11am – and earlier on popular race days – but you can place wagers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Minimum $0.10 Superfecta Wager.
The 2014 Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7th, 4:00PM
"The Test of the Champion"
"The Belmont Stakes is an American grade I stakes Thoroughbred horse race held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The race, nicknamed The Test of the Champion, is the third and final leg of the U.S. Triple Crown. It follows five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes, on a Saturday between June 5 and June 11.
The attendance at the Belmont Stakes ranks fourth in North America, and typically trails only the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks. The 2004 Belmont Stakes drew a television audience of 21.9 million viewers, and had the highest household viewing rate since 1977 when Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown.
The first running of the Belmont Stakes in 1867 at Jerome Park took place, oddly enough, on a Thursday. The race was 1 5/8 miles long and the conditions included “$200 each; half forfeit, and $1,500-added. The second to receive $300, and an English racing saddle, made by Merry, of St. James Street, London, to be presented by Mr. Duncan.
The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the Triple Crown events. It predates the Preakness Stakes (first run in 1873) by six years and the Kentucky Derby (first run in 1875) by eight. Aristides, the winner of the first Kentucky Derby, ran second in the 1875 Belmont behind winner Calvin.
The 146th running of The Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 for a purse of $1,500,000."
With California Chrome’s win at The Preakness Stakes, the 2014 Belmont Stakes will host a potential historical race on June 7. Not since Affirmed in 1978 have we seen a horse win racing’s elusive Triple Crown. Chrome will have a chance to do just that at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
If Chrome is able to race to the winner’s circle at the Belmont, he’ll become just the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown. If he fails to pace the pack, Chrome will be the 23rd horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes) but fail to come out on top in the third.
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We are bringing it to you live on our mammoth 48'x5' video wall inside our new Choctaw Casino RACEBOOK, on our huge video wall inside Gilley's Durant, and also on our big screen TVs inside the Poker Room and all across Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma! You don't want to miss the action!
Tentative Post Time: 5:25pm CDST