Smallest and Largest Fields at Belmont Stakes

There has never been a walkover in the Belmont, but five times - in 1887, 1888, 1892, 1910 and in Man O' War's year, 1920 - there were only two starters.

The largest field ever to compete in the Belmont was 15 in 1983 when Caveat defeated Slew O' Gold by 3 1/2 lengths. The second largest field was 14 in 1875 when Calvin beat Aristides, a stablemate who that year won the inaugural edition of the Kentucky Derby.

In 1996, a field of 14 went to the post with Editor's Note the winner.



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