Prizes for the sports activities world’s largest competitions had been minimize down in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, however they’re already going again up in 2021.
The newest instance: the 2021 Belmont Stakes.
The race will return to the identical purse as 2019 earlier than the pandemic, with the winner additionally set to obtain the identical payout because the yr when Sir Winston positioned first.
Here is a take a look at the purse and payout breakdown for the 2021 Belmont Stakes.
What’s the Belmont Stakes purse in 2021?
As was the case with many races held in 2020, the purse for the Belmont Stakes was minimize right down to $1 million, lowering the full prize cash by 33 p.c from the prior season.
In 2021, it will likely be going again as much as the identical quantity as 2019: $1.5 mllion.
How a lot cash does the Belmont Stakes winner get?
After final yr’s prize pool was minimize down, the purse in 2021 will enable the winner of the Belmont Stakes to obtain a bigger prize this yr.
The winner of the 2021 Belmont Stakes will take residence $800,000, the identical quantity as Sir Winston, the winner in 2019. That $800,000 prize represents 53.3 p.c of the full prize cash.
Final yr, Tiz the Legislation earned simply $535,000 for his first-place end.
Prize cash breakdown for Belmont Stakes 2021
The $1.5 million purse will see the first-place finisher take residence a prize of $800,000. It has not but been introduced how a lot the remaining 4 finishers will obtain on the finish of the race.
In 2019, when the purse was $1.9 million, the second-place finisher acquired $300,000, third place acquired $165,000, fourth place introduced residence $90,000 and fifth place earned $45,000.
Belmont Stakes prize cash in contrast with different Triple Crown races
The Belmont Stakes falls between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in whole prize cash handed out for 2021.
The Kentucky Derby had the biggest purse of the three horse races at $3 million — double the Belmont Stakes purse — whereas the Preakness Stakes sits at $1 million.
|Race||Date||Purse (2021 figures)|
|Kentucky Derby||Could 1, 2021||$3 million|
|Preakness Stakes||Could 15, 2021||$1 million|
|Belmont Stakes||June 5, 2021||$1.5 million|