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When is the Belmont Stakes?
June 6, 2020

Where is the Belmont Stakes held?
Belmont Park in Elmont, NY

What time does the Belmont Stakes start?
Approximately 6:30PM ET

How many total horses are in the Belmont Stakes?
Up to 14 starters

Where can I watch the Belmont Stakes?

NBCSN: 3:00PM ET – 5:00PM ET
NBC: 5:00PM ET – 7:00PM ET

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2019 Belmont Stakes Contenders and Results

Want to know more about the 2019 Belmont Stakes Field? This is the place to get Belmont Stakes contender info, post positions, morning line odds and final results.

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Sir Winston Joel Rosario Mark Casse
2 Tacitus Jose Ortiz Bill Mott
3 Joevia Jose Lezcano Gregory D. Sacco
4 Tax Irad Ortiz. Jr. Danny Gargan
5 Master Fencer Julien Leparoux Koichi Tsunoda
6 Spinoff Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
7 Everfast Luis Saez Dale Romans
8 Intrepid Heart John Velazquez Todd Pletcher
9 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse
10 Bourbon War Mike Smith Mark Hennig

Past Contenders & Results: › 2019 Belmont Stakes | › 2018 Belmont Stakes

  • About the Belmont Stakes
  • Belmont Stakes History
  • Belmont Stakes: The Test of Champions

About the Belmont Stakes

The third leg of North America’s Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes. Held every year in June at New York City’s Belmont Park, the “Test of the Champion” or “Run for the Carnations,” nicknamed for the length of the race – the longest of the Triple Crown – and the blanket of flowers placed around the winner’s neck, is a Grade I, 1 ½ mile stakes race for three-year-olds.

Always a highly regarded horse race, the Belmont Stakes takes on additional interest and audience in years in which a horse had previously won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He (or she) shows up to New York with history on the line. Only 13 horses have won all three races since 1919, making a sweep a result that is celebrated historically.

Belmont Stakes History

The first Belmont Stakes was held at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx. Built in 1866 by a stock market speculator named Leonard Jerome and named for the financier of the construction, August Belmont Sr., the race was held at Jerome Park until 1890, when it moved to the nearby Morris Park Racecourse. It continued to be held at Morris Park every year in June, with the exception of 1895 when the race had to be pushed back to November when New York passed new laws banning bookmaking. Belmont Park opened on Long Island in 1905 and the race was moved to New York City’s newest showcase track.

Belmont Park also had its share of issues with New York legislation, with the race having to be cancelled in 1911 and 1912 due to anti-gambling legislation. But the race and tradition continued, and its history includes the first winner of the Triple Crown in 1919, Sir Barton, though it wasn’t known as such at the time. The term wouldn’t be coined until 1930 when Gallant Fox won all three races, and wouldn’t see widespread use until 1935. Since 1926 the winner of the Belmont has been presented with the August Belmont Trophy, which owners get to keep for one year and also receive a silver miniature for permanent use.

Belmont Park underwent renovations from 1963 to 1967 and the Stakes was held at Aqueduct Racetrack during this time. It was six years after the return to Belmont that Secretariat won the Stakes by 31-lengths in a record time of 2:24 and became a Triple Crown champion, also ending the 25 year gap between Citation, the Belmont and Triple Crown winner in 1948. Secretariat’s record still stands to this day.

Belmont Stakes: The Test of Champions

The Belmont Stakes is the third jewel in the Triple Crown and without a doubt this has led to some close finishes and inevitable heartbreak in recent years. In 2002, despite the largest crowd in the Belmont Stakes history at over 100,000 in attendance, War Emblem lost to long shot Sarava. The year 2012 saw favorite I’ll Have Another withdrawn in the preceding days due to injury. Fan darling California Chrome lost to Tonalist in 2014. Just when it looked like the Belmont might not ever see another Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah came to the rescue in 2015, becoming the 12th horse in history to win the Crown and the first in 37 years. Then, just a few years later in 2018, Justify swept the Triple Crown, becoming the first undefeated Triple Crown winner since Seattle Slew.

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Sir Winston Surges to Win G1 Belmont Stakes

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War of Will Looks to Notch a Second Classic Win in G1 Belmont Stakes

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Tacitus Strong in Final Workout for G1 Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Juddmonte Farms' homebred Tacitus, with Jose Ortiz up for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 over Big Sandy on Sunday morning in preparation for the Grad...

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Mark Casse Preparing War of Will & Sir Winston for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber's War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Gr...

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Eddie Olczyk's 2019 Belmont Stakes Thoughts

Tacitus, Bourbon War Stand Out in Belmont StakesBy Eddie Olczyk, NBC Sports We have a good field for this year’s Belmont Stakes, but not a great lineup by any stretch of the imagination. You can el...

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Johnny D's Belmont Stakes Analysis & Selections

There’s no Triple Crown on the line Saturday in what appears to be a lackluster Belmont Stakes. However, don’t sleep on this race. There’s a chance we could witness a breakout performance from a...

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Jon White's Belmont Stakes Selections

Do you have a pen nearby? Go ahead and grab it. Next, get yourself a set of past performances for Saturday’s 151st running of the Grade I Belmont Stakes, the demanding 1 1/2-mile event that has draw...

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Belmont Stakes Post Draw Reaction

Preakness winner War of Will was installed the 2-1 morning line second choice for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, despite being the headliner in a field of 10 drawn Tuesday night at Citi Field in Queens....

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