Because it is the first race in the Triple Crown and if a horse wins it then there is a possibility for a Triple Crown winner.
The longest race in the triple crown is the Belmont at a mile and a half.
3 Mares have won a triple crown race.
The Canadian triple crown is a thouroughbred race held in Canada.
Secreteriat, triple crown, 1973
The first leg of the three part Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby.
The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three Triple Crown races.
The longest race of the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes run at 1 1/2 miles (12 furlongs).
Secretariat.ACTUALLY Secretariat was the FIRST horse to win a Triple Crown Race in a record time.But he wasn't the biggest.Ha!
At Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.