1930 Belmont Stakes

The 1930 Belmont Stakes was the 62nd running of the Belmont Stakes. It was the 24th Belmont Stakes held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and was held on June 7, 1930. With a field of four horses, Gallant Fox, the winner of that year's Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, clinched the U.S. Triple Crown when he won the 1 12–mile race (12 f; 2.4 km) by 3 lengths over the odds-on favorite – Whichone.[1] [2]

62nd Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, U.S.
DateJune 7, 1930
Distance1+12 mi (12 furlongs; 2,414 m)
Winning horseGallant Fox
Winning time2:31 35
JockeyEarl Sande
TrainerJim Fitzsimmons
OwnerBelair Stud
ConditionsGood
SurfaceDirt
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BackgroundEdit

A June 3, 1930 Daily Racing Form story on the upcoming Belmont Stakes reported on the opinion of various horsemen as to whether it would be Whichone or Gallant Fox that would come out on top. The consensus was that Whichone would be the victor, the DRF stating it was important to note that for the most part the votes for the Whitney colt came from trainers and jockeys while those supporting Gallant Fox were handicappers and others who closely study horseracing. Among those jockeys and trainers who chose Whichone were future Hall of Fame inductees Laverne Fator, Mack Garner, Max Hirsch, Willie Knapp, and "Dick" Thompson.[3]

ResultsEdit

Finish PP Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Final odds Stakes
1 1 Gallant Fox Earl Sande Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 8–5 $66,040
2 3 Whichone Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey Harry Payne Whitney 7–10 $7,500
3 4 Questionnaire Alfred Robertson Andy Schuttinger James Butler 10–1 $3,000
3 2 Swinfield Louis Schaefer Patrick F. Dwyer Walter J. Salmon Sr. 30–1 $1,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Field for the Belmont Stakes". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1930-06-07. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  2. ^ "Daily Racing Form Charts: Belmont Park". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1930-06-09. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  3. ^ "Consensus of Opinion Favors Whichone Over Gallant Fox in Great Mile and a Half Race at Belmont Park". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1930-06-03. Retrieved 2019-12-19.

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