Belmont Classic

Belmont Classic, Belmont Park

Looking for early info on this year’s Belmont Classic? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 2,200 metres, the Belmont Classic is a Listed race taking place at Belmont Park Racecourse in WA each Perth Winter Racing Carnival. With a $125,000 prize purse, it is open to three-year-old stayers and takes place under set weights conditions. 

This race has a WestSpeed nominators bonus of $5,500, as well as a WestSpeed owners bonus of $16,500 for qualified horses.

The Belmont Classic makes a nice next-up race for colts and geldings out of the Listed Aquanita Stakes (2000m) held two weeks earlier. Runners may also be coming back against their own age off a run in the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) held in late June.

Belmont Classic 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, July 16th, 2022
  • Track Location: Belmont Park Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Listed
  • Operator: Western Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $125,000
  • 2022 Belmont Classic Winner: Black Fantasy

belmont classic 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Belmont Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday July 16, 2022.  

  1. #1 Black Fantasy
  2. #7 Flower In The Wind
  3. #3 Tizzle Top

Belmont Classic Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Belmont Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Belmont Classic
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s race.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s race. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Belmont Classic, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Belmont Classic, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Belmont Classic to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Belmont Classic to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Belmont Classic to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Belmont Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Belmont Classic

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Belmont Classic Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Belmont Classic 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Belmont Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Belmont Classic in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Belmont Classic in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter form, assess the barriers and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Belmont Classic winner include: 

  • Lead Ups – The Aquanita Stakes and Belmont Oaks serve as nice lead-up races into the event. Chantrea (2020) was the last filly to complete the Belmont Oaks – Belmont Classic double. Black Fantasy (2022) was the last galloper to win the Aquanita Stakes – Belmont Classic double
  • Track – Three-year-olds proven at the Belmont track and with form up to at least 2000m are the ones to follow.

Belmont Classic Favourites 2022

Early favourites in Belmont Classic 2022 betting include the Daniel & Ben Pearce-trained Aquanita Stakes winner Black Fantasy and his second-placed stablemate out of the same key lead-up Outspoken Lad

Chantrea ($1.55 in 2020) and Black Fantasy ($2.35 in 2022) are the last Belmont Classic favourites to win.

Belmont Classic 2022 Field

The official Belmont Classic 2022 field of final acceptors is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Belmont Classic 2022 Tips

Favourite: #1 Black Fantasy ($2.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Black Fantasy to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #5 Be Optimistic ($8 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 Belmont Classic tips will be available here the week of the race and a full Belmont Classic betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Belmont Classic Race Day 2022

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of July, 2022 at Belmont Park Racecourse. 

Belmont Classic 2022 Barrier Draw

The 2022 Belmont Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Belmont Classic Field section. 

Belmont Classic 2022 Nominations

Nominations close at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, the 12th of July, 2022.

Belmont Classic 2022 Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 6 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of July, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Belmont Classic Field section. 

Belmont Classic 2022 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of July, 2022 and will be published in our above Belmont Classic Field section. 

Belmont Classic 2022 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 2 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of July, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Belmont Classic Field section. 

Belmont Classic Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 10:00 AM on Saturday, the 16th of July, 2022.

Belmont Classic Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Belmont Classic prize purse is worth $125,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $68,500
2nd $23,250
3rd $11,000
4th $4,875
5th $3,625
6th $2,250
7th $2,250
8th $2,250
9th $2,250
10th $2,250

Belmont Classic Race Number 2022

The 2022 Belmont Classic is set to run as Belmont Race 5 at 2:04pm (AWST) on Saturday the 16th of July, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Belmont Park Racecourse.

Belmont Classic Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Belmont Classic Form Guide following final acceptances.


Belmont Classic Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Belmont Classic live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Belmont Classic Winners

Winners of the Belmont Classic going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Black Fantasy Daniel & Ben Pearce Lucy Warwick 56.5 kgs 2:20.11
2021 Baronova Justin Warwick William Pike 54.5 kgs 2:23.73
2020 Chantrea Lindsey Smith William Pike 54.5 kgs 2:23.89
2019 Rivalry Galore Brett Pope Troy Turner 56.5 kgs 2:25.16
2018 Come Play With Me Adam Durrant Peter Knuckey 56.5 kgs 2:26.26
2017 Jackpot Prince G Durrant & J Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 56.5 kgs 2:21.27
2016 Rosmartini Simon A Miller Jason Whiting 54.5 kgs 2:22.88
2015 Dark Musket Graeme Ballantyne Shaun O’Donnell 56.5 kgs 2:19.03
2014 Proceedwithcaution Darren Mcauliffe Ben Kennedy 56.5 kgs 2:20.16
2013 Summah’s Touch Adam Durrant Ben Paterson 54.5 kgs 2:19.46
2012 Elusive Image Grant Williams William Pike 56.5 kgs 2:19.97
2011 Miss Tipsy Topsy Stan Bates Jason Whiting 54 kgs 2:20.87
2010 Peach Tree Mark B. Reed Daniel Staeck 54 kgs 2:18.02
2009 Mega Steel Colin Webster Clint Harvey 56 kgs 2:17.49
2008 Cohort Ivan Haggerty Paul Harvey 56 kgs 2:18.83
2007 Lords Ransom Adam Durrant William Pike 56 kgs 2:19.66
2006 Tayasu Run Bruce Hyde Shaun O’Donnell 53.5 kgs 2:20.96
2005 Empire Dancer Michael Grant Jason Whiting 53.5 kgs 2:25.42
2004 Intowishin Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 56 kgs 2:20.92
2003 Priceless Matt Fred Kersley John Claite 56 kgs 2:22.31
2002 Dexian Phil Humann Jason Whiting 55.5 kgs 2:19.48
2001 Shot Of Thunder David Edwards Paul King 55.5 kgs 2:19.77
2000 Now’s Good Norm Payne Jason Brown 55.5 kgs 2:20.35