Find out how many horses have won the Belmont Stakes from Post Position 1.

By Charlotte Carroll
June 05, 2018

The Belmont Stakes is this weekend, and Justify has a chance to capture the Triple Crown after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. 

Justify drew the No. 1 post. 

If he wins the Triple Crown, Justify will become only the 13th horse to do so in history. American Pharoah last accomplished the feat in 2015.

Since the posting became available in 1898, there have been 23 horses to win from the No. 1 post, according to Horse-Races.net. Of those horses, five were Triple Crown winners. 

Here's a full list of winners from the No. 1 post position with the Triple Crown winners in italics:

1997: Touch Gold

1992: A.P. Indy

1973: Secretariat

1972: Riva Ridge

1969: Arts and Letter

1967: Damascus 

1948: Citation

1946: Assault

1940: Bimelech

1939: Johnstown

1931: Twenty Grand

1930: Gallant Fox

1927: Chance Slot

1925: American Flag

1924: Mad Play

1922: Pillory

1920: Man O'War 

1919: Sir Barton

1918: Johren

1917: Hourless

1916: Friar Rock

1910: Sweep

1902: Masterman

 

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