Belmont Purse & Prize Money Breakdown for 2016

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The Belmont Stakes is the last Triple Crown race and will have a lucrative ending for the team that finds the Winner’s Circle. According to The Triple Crown, the total purse is worth $1,500,000.

The purse pays out winnings to more teams than any of the other Triple Crown race as it is divided among the top eight horses. Creator won the race and received $800,000. Destin came in second place to get $280,000. Lani came up with third place to receive $150,000. Fourth place received $100,000, $60,000 to fifth place, $45,000 to sixth place, $35,000 to seventh, and eighth place is the last horse to get paid at $30,000.

By comparison, the winner gets slightly less than the $900,000 Exaggerator received for his Preakness victory. The Preakness has the same $1,500,000 purse but only paid the top five finishers.

The Kentucky Derby is the most lucrative Triple Crown race with Nyquist winning more than the entire Belmont purse by taking home $1,631,600.

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