Belmont Stakes 2020: Post time, odds, post positions, TV coverage, how to watch live stream today
In an unprecedented year in sports around the world, Belmont Stakes 2020 will be the first leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing for the first time in history. Reporting begins on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBC.
Typically, the last of the three races, the Belmont Stakes, had been postponed from June 6 to June 20 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The distance has been reduced from 12 furlong (1 1/2 miles) to 9 furlong (1 1/8 miles) to properly accommodate the triple crown series schedule and overall calendar for 3 year olds in training, " The New York Racing Association said in a statement.
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When is Belmont Stakes 2020?
The 152nd Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday June 20th. The post time is scheduled for around 5:42 p.m. ET on NBC.
Where are the Belmont Stakes?
The Belmont Stakes are held annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Belmont Park is located on Long Island, just a few kilometers from the borough of Queens. In a normal year, city dwellers can hop for a day on the Long Island Rail Road during races.
How can you see the Belmont Stakes 2020?
NBC is home to the 152nd Belmont Stakes and offers extensive coverage and analysis of races live on TV and on NBCSports.com before, during and after the main event. Reporting starts at 2:45 p.m. until 6 p.m. on NBC, just a few hours after NBC's coverage of the last day of Royal Ascot in England. For more information on watching Belmont Stakes 2020, see the schedule here. Stream the Belmont Stakes here.
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Who are the horses watching?
The Florida Derby (G1) winner, Tiz the Law, appears to be the first horse bred in New York to win the Belmont since 1882. With the same owner and trainer team as the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Funny Cide, he is the son of Constitution and grandson of Tapit, who produced three Belmont winners (Tonalist 2014, Creator 2016, Tapwrit 2017). With four wins in five career starts, he's probably the early favorite.
Tap it to Win also has the Tapit genes, as his parents are Tapit and a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, who finished second at Belmont in 2002. His trainer, now called Hall of Famer Mark Casse, was able to repeat this race after his horse Sir Winston won the 151st Belmont Stakes. His 3-year season was a welcome change from his first year on the track, when he won one of his four starts. This year, he has won both races in which he participated, including a registration race in Belmont just 16 days before the Belmont Stakes. He was not originally nominated for the Triple Crown, so his connections paid an additional $ 15,000 to include him.
Farmington Road plans to give Todd Pletcher his fourth Belmont Stakes win, but although he has many of the same connections as 2017 Belmont winner Tapwrit (Pletcher and owner Eclipse Thoroughbreds and Robert LaPenta), he has only one win in six starts. The shortened race could go against him because his connections see him more as a distance horse.
Dr. Post, the second of Todd Pletcher's strings, makes its debut in the Belmont Stakes. Pletcher's late bloomer has three career starts, breaks his girl in his second race and also wins his last race. It belongs to the owner of the Florida Panthers, Vinnie Viola, who drives as St. Elias Stable.
Max Player faces a tough fight at the 152nd Belmont after not driving since the Withers Stakes (G3) on February 1st. However, if he wins, his trainer Linda Rice will be the first woman to coach the winner of a Triple Crown race. His father is the Champion Older Horse Honor Code 2015, the son of the 1992 Belmont winner and the horse of the year A.P. Indy.
Post positions and Belmont 2020 quotas from June 17th:
1.Tap to win (6-1)
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: John Velazquez
2. Sole valance (9-2)
Trainer: Patrick Biancone
Jockey: Luca Panici
3.Maximum player (15-1)
Trainer: Linda Rice
Jockey: Joel Rosario
4. Modernist (15-1)
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
5. Farmington Road (15-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano
6.Front left (30-1)
Trainer: Doug O’Neill
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
7. Jungle Runner (50-1)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Reylu Gutierrez
8. Tiz the law (6-5)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
Jockey: Manny Franco
9. Dr. Post (5-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
10. Pneumatic (8-1)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.
What is the Belmont Stakes?
Historically, the Belmont Stakes are the final leg of the American triple crown of horse racing. Like the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, this is a Class I thoroughbred race. In a normal year, the Belmont Stakes are 1 1/2 miles or 12 furlongs, making it the longest race in the Triple Crown.
The Belmont is driven on the dirt road (also known as "Big Sandy") in Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It was first driven in 1867, making it the oldest jewel in the Triple Crown (and the fourth oldest race in North America). However, the race was not held in 1911 or 1912, making the Kentucky Derby the longest uninterrupted sporting event in the country. The Belmont has always been driven in or around New York City after riding alongside Belmont, which is east of Queens, in Jerome Park (now closed), in Morris Park (also closed) and in Aqueduct.
In addition to being traditionally the last hurdle for Triple Crown contenders, the Belmont is known for the Secretariat's 31-length victory in 1973, which sealed its Triple Crown title and the current world record for 1 1/2 miles set to dirt at 2:24.
Who won the Belmont Stakes 2019?
Last year Sir Winston, jockeyed by Joel Rosario and coached by Mark Casse, won the 151st Belmont Stakes to give his coach his second Triple Crown win of the year (War of Will, Preakness Stakes).
The 12 "Test of the Champions" furlongs completed one of the most dramatic triple crowns recently, after Maximum Security was the first horse in the Kentucky Derby to cross the wire and was then disqualified on site because it prevented several horses from moving forward, which is what Ranks second country house by default.
Without the disqualified winner and the official competition winner, the 144th preakness stakes seemed to go smoothly until Bodexpress threw jockey John Velazquez straight out of the gate. The riderless horse No. 9 kept pace with the pack and kept running even after the end of the race before being caught by outrider and former jockey Kaymarie Kreidel.
Home to Triple Crown, NBC Sports features extensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby on September 5, the Preakness Stakes on October 3, a number of Kentucky Derby qualifying races, and the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series “Win and You're In". Run.
Check out Belmont Stakes 2020 on Saturday, June 20th from 2:45 p.m. until 6 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
Belmont Stakes 2020: Post time, odds, post positions, TV coverage, as you can see live streams today, originally appeared on NBCSports.com
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