As the final leg of the famed Triple Crown of horse racing. The Belmont Stakes is one of the most exciting and fascinating races on the horse racing calendar. This year is the 151st running of the race. Which makes the Belmont Stakes the longest-running of the Triple Crown events, going back to 1867.
Belmont Stakes 2020 TV Coverage
Belmont Park, NY televised live on NBC, beginning at 4 PM ET, post time approx. 6:45 PM ET. Just up ahead, check out Belmont post positions, odds, facts and figures, history & trivia. Everything else you ever wanted to know about the Triple Crown finale in New York City. The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will be televised live from Belmont on Saturday, June 6, 2020, on NBC. Beginning at 5 PM ET with post time set for 6:45 PM ET.
Belmont Stakes 2020 Odds
Tacitus enters the race as a 9/5 favorite, according to SportsLine. The three-year-old colt. A winner of the Tampa Bay Derby and of the Wood Memorial Stakes earlier this year, finished third in the Kentucky Derby last month.
Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is the second favorite at 2/1. While the Japanese three-year-old Master Fencer is the third favorite at 8/1.
Belmont Stakes 2020 Race Course
The Belmont Stakes was originally held at Jerome Park Racetrack and then moved to Morris Park Racecourse. When Belmont Park opened in 1905, the Stakes found a forever home.
The course is considered the most challenging of the three Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby is the first and the Preakness the second. The Stakes is run on the longest track, at a mile and a half. The last Triple Crown winner finished the race in 2:26. The record time is held by Secretariat, who finished at 2:24 in 1973.
Belmont Stakes 2020 Fun Facts
Betting at Belmont today? The No. 1 post has resulted in the most winners with 23. The No. 3 and No. 5 gates follow with 13 wins each.
The traditional flowers at the Belmont Stakes are white carnations. A blanket of 500 carnations worn by the winning horse takes up to 10 hours to assemble.
Triple Crown winner and horse legend Secretariat clocked the fastest time ever at the Belmont Stakes at 2:24 in 1973 and finished at an incredible 31 lengths.
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