Secretariat still holds the fastest time for each of the Triple Crown races, winning the Kentucky Derby in 1 minute, 59.4 seconds, the Preakness in 1:53 and the Belmont in 2:24.
Justify won the Kentucky Derby on May 5 in 2:04.2 and the Preakness on May 19 in 1:55.93, with both races run on rain-soaked tracks.
What are the fastest times for the Belmont Stakes?
Here are the 5 fastest Belmont Stakes winners of all-time:
- Secretariat, 1973. Time: 2:24.00.
- Easy Goer, 1989. Time: 2:26.00.
- A.P. Indy, 1992. Time: 2:26.13.
- Risen Star, 1988. Time: 2:26.40.
- Point Given, 2001. Time: 2:26.56. As we’ve stated, the Belmont Stakes carries more than just the weight of a singular race.
Do Secretariat records still stand?
In 1973, Secretariat won horse racing’s Triple Crown and set records that still stand today at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Now, 39 years later, the legend has been recognized as having also set a still-standing record at the Preakness Stakes.
What horse has the fastest Kentucky Derby time?
Who is the fastest horse ever?
Secretariat, Man O’War and Seabiscuit are considered the fastest horses ever, in that order. However, a little known race in 2008 in Pennsylvania yielded the fastest time in recorded history from a mount named Winning Brew at approximately 44 mph.