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August Belmont (1816-1890) was the father of Oliver H. P. Belmont who married (1896) Mrs. Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt. Born in the German Grand Duchy of Hesse and educated in Jewish schools, he changed his last name from Schönberg when he immigrated to the U.S. where he was agent for the Rothschild family. He took the Episcopalian faith when he married (1849) Caroline Slidell Perry . Chairman, Democratic National Committee During Civil War. Belmont Stakes horse race is so named in his honor.

Harry Bassett- 1871 Winner of Belmont Stakes

Belmont Breeze Cocktail Recipe, Offical Drink of the Belmont Stakes

Invite to the Kentucky Derby Party. I so want a Kentucky Derby Party so @Kaitlin MacInnis Soendker and I can wear our floppy hats!

Woodford Reserve, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby is honoring the country’s favorite horse race with the release of the 2012 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition bottle features the artwork of one of America’s most recognized and beloved illustrators, Michael Schwab.