C is for California Chrome

Which letter and color of horse has won the most Belmont Stakes?



Does the first initial of the name or the color of a horse have any predictive value in the Belmont Stakes? Likely not, but stranger things have happened. Here are the number of Belmont winners by letter and color.

The letter "C" is the most popular first initial for winning Belmont Stakes runners with 20 victories (14%).

Letter Wins
A 10
B 10
C 20
D 6
E 4
F 4
G 8
H 10
I 2
J 7
K 1
L 3
M 4
N 3
O 3
P 12
Q 1
R 5
S 18
T 8
U 1
V 2
W 2
X 0
Y 0
Z 1

...while the color of the horse "Chestnut" (California Chrome's color), has won the Belmont Stakes 54 times (34%).

Color Wins
Bay 55
Chestnut 54
Brown 30
Black 3
Gray 2
Roan 1


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