It Happened Today in New York City
On June 19, 1867, the Belmont Stakes had its first race at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. Francis Morris’ filly Ruthless, ridden by A. Jack Minor, won the race at 3:05:00. The race would continue in the Bronx for nearly half a century, first at Jerome Park and later at Morris Park, before finally moving to its current home just outside the eastern border of Queens in 1905.
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