Belmont Stakes Info

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Belmont Stakes Info

Let’s talk about The Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown’s final jewel.

Everything you need to know:
date and post time, horses, TV schedule, contenders and live stream, can be found here.

1. What is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes is well known as the third jewel of the Triple Crown and is the longest race in the Triple Crown, measuring 1 1/2 miles (12 furlongs), horses that participate must run on the dirt track (also referred to as “Big Sandy”).

The event is known as “The Test of Champions” or “The Run for the Carnations” because the winning colt or filly is draped with 1,700 white carnations. The Belmont Stakes is held on the first or second Saturday in June, about five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness.

The Belmont Stakes will be worth $1.5 million in 2024, making it one of the most profitable races in North America, if not the world.

Apart from being the final hurdle for Triple Crown competitors, the Belmont is remembered for Secretariat’s 31-length victory in 1973, which won his Triple Crown and set the current world record for 1 1/2 mile on a dirt track at 2:24.00.

2. How long is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three American Triple Crown racetracks, measuring 1 1/2 miles (12 furlongs), it was originally run in 1867. Because of its sweeping corners and long homestretch, it is often recognized as one of America’s fairest racetracks.

3. When is the Belmont Stakes 2024?

The 156th Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2024.

4. What time is the Belmont Stakes?

The stakes race on Saturday, June 1st is just one of many. However, at the end of the day, at 6:50 p.m. EST, the big event, which everyone has come to see, takes place. The first of the day’s races at Belmont will start at 4 p.m. EST.

5. Where can I watch the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes will be broadcast live on NBC at 5 p.m. EST. Early coverage on the network begins at 3 p.m. EST with their annual pre-race show. On and the NBC Sports app, you can virtually watch the 2024 Belmont Stakes.

6. How do I bet on the Belmont Stakes?

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• Show: If your pick finishes in the first three positions this time, you’ll win.

• Exacta: Predict the winner and runner-up in the race correctly. This bet is more difficult than the win bet, but the payout is higher.

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7. How does a horse qualify for the Belmont Stakes?

To compete in the Belmont Stakes, a thoroughbred horse must be three years old. In this third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners are anticipated to be among the favorites.

The race’s top three finishers will be guaranteed a spot. To compete, horses must pay a fee and be nominated into the field. It’s also worth mentioning that horses racing in the 2024 Belmont Stakes will not have competed in both of the previous Triple Crown races. This intensifies the expectation for the 2024 Belmont Stakes field.

8. Who won the Belmont Stakes in 2023?

Todd Pletcher’s Mo Donegal won the 2023 Belmont Stakes as a 5-2 favorite.

9. What are the biggest Belmont Stakes traditions?

Because it is the longest of the Triple Crown events, the Belmont Stakes is known as “The Test of Champions.”

The champion horse is covered in a white carnation blanket after the race, which represents love and good fortune.

From 1997 to 2009, the Belmont Stakes post parade song moved from “The Sidewalks of New York” to Frank Sinatra’s “Theme From New York,” then to Jay-“Empire Z’s State of Mind” in 2010, and in 2011 returned to “Theme From New York”.

In 1997, the official drink, like the post-parade song, was altered. From the vodka-based “White Carnation” to the whiskey-based “Belmont Breeze,” there’s something for everyone. In 2011, the official drink, created with bourbon, was renamed “Belmont Jewel.”

Belmont Park is only a few miles from New York City, and city dwellers may enjoy a day at the races by hopping on the Long Island Rail Road. The annual Belmont Festival is back, with three days of racing and other activities.


5 Fascinating Facts About the Belmont Stakes


  1. The Belmont Stakes is the highlight of a fantastic day of racing at “Big Sandy,” which also includes eight other graded stakes, including three “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup World Championships qualification events.
  2. Since 1954, this will be the first year that the winning horse from the Kentucky Derby skipped the Preakness and the Preakness winner won’t run the Belmont.
  3. One horse might win two of the three races for the first time since Justify won the Triple Crown in 2018.
  4. The betting favorite has won the Belmont Stakes 42.5 percent of the time (65 of 153 runs), although winning favorites have only featured in five of the last 17 editions: Essential Quality (2021), Tiz the Law (2020), Justify (2018), American Pharoah (2015), and Afleet Alex (2015). (2005).
  5. The Belmont Stakes has been won by horses whose names begin with the letter “C” on twenty occasions, the most recent being Creator in 2016. With 18 winners, the letter “S” comes in second, but no Belmont winner’s name has ever begun with the letters “X” or “Y.”

2024 Belmont Stakes Odds

Belmont Stakes Odds
1Tapit Shoes3-1Brad H. CoxJose Ortiz
2Tapit Trice3-1Todd A. PletcherLuis Saez
3Arcangelo8-1Jena M. AntonucciJavier Castellano
4National Treasure5-1Bob BaffertJohn R. Velazquez
5Il Miracolo30-1Antonio SanoMarcos Meneses
6Forte5-2Todd A. PletcherIrad Ortiz, Jr.
7Hit Show10-1Brad H. CoxManuel Franco
8Angel of Empire7-2Brad H. CoxFlavien Prat
9Red Route One15-1Steve M. AsmussenJoel Rosario

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