The third and final jewel of the Triple Crown Races is up next with the 2019 Belmont Stakes. It will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.
This is the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes Race and 108th time this event has taken place at Belmont Park. Belmont Stakes has a Purse of $1.5 million and the winner is draped with a blanket of about 700 white carnations in the winner’s circle. The race is on the dirt track and is for 3-year-old horses.
This is the last race of the Triple Crown season and it certainly has been an unusual one. In the 2019 Kentucky Derby first time ever a horse was disqualified on an objection. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first but the second place finisher Country House walks away as the 2019 Kentucky Derby Winner.
In the 2019 Preakness Stakes, Bodexpress bucked off jockey John Velazquez at the starting gate. Yet, Bodexpress ran the track without a jockey and finished in last place.
Will we have another headline-grabbing story at the 2019 Belmont Stakes?
Since there will not be a Triple Crown Winner this year who will you cheer for? Country House and jockey Flavien Prat won the Kentucky Derby and War of Will and jockey Tyler Gaffalione won the Preakness Stakes. Country House will not be competing in the Belmont Stakes but War of Will is.
Can War of Will and jockey Tyler Gaffalione stretch out over the 1-1/2 mile (12 furlongs) long after winning the Preakness impressively? A couple of familiar faces that skipped the Preakness Race will be gunning for War of Will in the 2019 Belmont Stakes.
- Tacitus – 3rd in the Kentucky Derby
- Master Fencer – 6th in the Kentucky Derby
- Tax – 14th in the Kentucky Derby
- Spinoff – 18th in the Kentucky Derby
EARLY 2019 Belmont Stakes Contenders Horses
Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw
Actual Post Positions and morning odds will be picked and announced the Tuesday before the race date. Which in this case it will be on June 4th. It will be held at the Foxwoods Club at Citi Field at 5:30 p.m. EST.
Citi Field is home of the New York Mets and they draw will be held right before the Mets MLB Game. New York Mets will take on the San Francisco Giants game time is 7:10 p.m. EST. We will update our information at that time.
Belmont Stakes Tip!
From 2000-2018 the Post time Favorite has only won the race 4 times (Justify did it last year and became a Triple Crown Winner). A Non-Favorite has won the race 14 times over the past 18 years. You might want to keep this in mind when placing your wagers.
How to watch the 2019 Belmont Stakes?
NBC provides comprehensive coverage of the race live on TV and NBCSports.com. Coverage starts on Saturday, June 8th at 2:30 pm on NBCSN and then moves to NBC at 4:00 p.m. for the race. Check your locate listing channel here. Post time for the 151st Belmont Stakes will be approximately at 6:38 p.m. EST.