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Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes Thoroughbred horse race held on the first or second Saturday in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Belmont Park is known as "The Championship Track" because nearly every major American champion in racing history has competed on the racetrack. Belmont Park, with its large, sweeping turns and long homestretch, is considered one of the fairest racetracks, it is a 1.5-mile-long horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds; the race, nicknamed The Test of the Champion, The Run for the Carnations, is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. The 1973 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the mile and a half stakes record of 2:24; the attendance at the Belmont Stakes is among the American thoroughbred racing top-attended events. The 2004 Belmont Stakes drew a television audience of 21.9 million viewers, had the highest household viewing rate since 1977 when Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown.

The 150th Belmont Stakes took place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Justify became the second horse in four years to win the Triple Crown; the first Belmont Stakes was held at Jerome Park Racetrack in The Bronx, built in 1866 by stock market speculator Leonard Jerome and financed by August Belmont Sr. for whom the race was named. The first race in 1867 saw the filly Ruthless win; the race continued to be held at Jerome Park until 1890, when it was moved to the nearby facility, Morris Park Racecourse. The 1895 race was not held because of new laws that banned bookmaking in New York: it was rescheduled for November 2; the race remained at Morris Park Racecourse until the May 1905 opening of the new Belmont Park, 430-acre racetrack in Elmont, New York on Long Island, just outside the New York City borough of Queens. When anti-gambling legislation was passed in New York State, Belmont Racetrack was closed, the race was cancelled in 1911 and 1912; the first winner of the Triple Crown was Sir Barton, in 1919, before the series was recognized as such.

In 1920, the Belmont was won by the great Man o' War, who won by 20 lengths, setting a new stakes and American record. Starting in 1926, the winner of the Belmont Stakes has been presented with August Belmont Trophy; the owner may keep the trophy for one year, receives a silver miniature for permanent use. The term Triple Crown was first used when Gallant Fox won the three races in 1930, but the term did not enter widespread use until 1935 when his son Omaha repeated the feat. Sir Barton was honored retroactively. Since 1931, the order of Triple Crown races has been the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1931, the Preakness was run before the Derby eleven times. On May 12, 1917 and again on May 13, 1922, the Preakness and the Derby were run on the same day. On eleven occasions, the Belmont Stakes was run before the Preakness Stakes; the date of each event is now set by the Kentucky Derby, always held on the first Saturday in May. The Preakness Stakes is held two weeks later.

The earliest possible date for the Derby is May 1, the latest is May 7. In 1937, War Admiral became the fourth Triple Crown winner after winning the Belmont in a new track record time of 2:28 3/5. In the 1940s, four Triple Crown winners followed: Whirlaway in 1941, Count Fleet in 1943, Assault in 1946 and Citation in 1948. Count Fleet won the race by a then-record margin of twenty-five lengths, he set a stakes record of 2:28 1/5, a record tied by Citation. In 1957, the stakes record was smashed when Gallant Man ran the Belmont in 2:26 3/5 in a year when the Triple Crown series was split three ways; the Belmont Stakes race was held at Aqueduct Racetrack from 1963 to 1967, while the track at Belmont was restored and renovated. The largest crowd of the 20th century was in 1971 with over 80,000 people, supplemented by the city's Latino community, there to cheer on their new hero, Cañonero II, the Venezuelan colt who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and was poised to win the U. S. Triple Crown.

However, due to a foot infection that had bothered the horse for several days, Cañonero II failed to win the Triple Crown when he struggled across the finish line in 4th place behind Pass Catcher, ridden by Walter Blum. Despite this loss, Cañonero II was named the winner of the first Eclipse Award for Outstanding Three-Year-Old Male Horse. On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by thirty-one lengths in a record time of 2:24, becoming a Triple Crown champion, ending a 25-year gap between Citation, the Belmont and Triple Crown winner in 1948. Secretariat's record still stands as the fastest running of the Belmont Stakes and an American record for 1½ miles on the dirt. In 1977, Seattle Slew became the first horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated. Affirmed was the last winner of the Triple Crown in the 20th century, taking the Belmont Stakes in 2:26 4/5 on June 10, 1978. Ridden by eighteen-year-old Steve Cauthen, Affirmed defeated rival Alydar with Jorge Velasquez in the saddle.

At the time the race was the third-slowest start and the third-fastest finish with the quarter in 25, the half in 50, 3/4 in 1:14, the mile in 1:37 2/5. In 1988, Secretariat's son Risen Star won the Belmont in 2:26 2/5 the second-fastest time in the history of the race; the next ye

Matías Roskopf

Matías Exequiel Roskopf is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Apollon Limassol. Roskopf started out in the youth ranks of Colón in 2007, prior to joining Boca Juniors five years later. In 2018, Roskopf joined Uruguayan Primera División side Torque on loan, he made his professional debut on 3 February, coming on as a second half substitute against Nacional as Torque lost 2–4. He made his first start on 28 March against Boston River, followed by Roskopf scoring the first goals of his senior career in his next start during a 2–0 win over Peñarol on 31 March, he returned to Boca in December after three goals as Torque were relegated. Roskopf joined Romania's Hermannstadt in early 2019. Roskopf was unable to appear for Hermannstadt in 2018–19 due to registration issues, after the club discovered he didn't have the required paperwork. However, in May 2019, Roskopf signed an agreement to join newly-promoted Liga II side Rapid București for 2019–20, his bow arrived on 20 August in a 3–1 loss to Turris Turnu Măgurele, while his first goal came on 1 September versus CSM Reșița.

In 2015, Roskopf represented Argentina at the 2015 South American U-17 Championship and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He scored once in seven matches at the U17 Championship in Paraguay, which preceded three appearances at the subsequent U17 World Cup in Chile, he had featured for the U15s, notably at the 2013 South American U-15 Championship, whilst training against the senior squad before the 2015 Copa América. As of 2 September 2019. Matías Roskopf at Soccerway

Don Ipson

Don L. Ipson is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 29 since January 1, 2009. Ipson attended Panguitch High School and earned his BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the LDS Business College. Ipson is the CEO of DATS Trucking. 2008 When District 75 incumbent Republican Representative Stephen H. Urquhart ran for Utah State Senate and left the seat open, Ipson was selected from among four candidates by the Republican convention and was unopposed for the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 10,613 votes. 2010 Ipson was unopposed for the June 22, 2010 Republican Primary and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 6,975 votes against Democratic nominee Jerry Howard. 2012 Ipson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Republican Primary and won the three-way November 6, 2012 General election with 10,299 votes against Democratic nominee Cimarron Chacon and Constitution candidate Randall Hinton. 2014 Ipson was unopposed for the Republican convention and won in the November 4, 2014 General election with 4,680 votes against Independent American nominee Nihla Judd, Democratic nominee Cheryl Hawker.

During the 2016 legislative session, Ipson served as the Chair for the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee along with sitting on the House Political Subdivisions Committee, the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee. Ipson served on the State Water Development Commission. Ipson floor sponsored SB0036 Postretirement Employment Exceptions, SB0094 Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras, SB0131S03 Utah College of Applied Technology Governance Amendments, SB0132 Commercial Driver License Amendments, SB0136S02 Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments, SB0183 Department of Public Safety Amendments, SB0190 Open and Public Meetings Law Revisions, SB019401 Vehicle Registration and Insurance Amendments, SB0197S01 Resale of Procurement Item Amendments. Official page at the Utah State Legislature Profile at Vote Smart Don Ipson at Ballotpedia Don L. Ipson at the National Institute on Money in State Politics