If you have a question about the running of this year's Belmont Stakes, well, chances are it will be answered below.
Post time? Check. Television and streaming schedule? Check. Post positions and odds? Check. Schedule of races throughout the day? Check. A concise, one-sentence analysis of why each horse could win the race?
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With a Triple Crown on the line, all eyes this Saturday will be affixed to Belmont Park to see if a historic drought will be broken. You won't want to miss a single moment of the race, and with the information below, you won't need to.
When: Saturday, June 7
Where: Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
Coverage Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Post Time: 6:35 p.m. ET
|Belmont Park Conditions|
|1||11:35 a.m.||HRTV/TVG||Allowance N2X|
|3||12:40 p.m.||HRTV/TVG||G3-Jaipur Invitational|
|5||1:54 p.m.||HRTV/TVG||G2-Woody Stephens|
|7||3:14 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-Ogden Phipps|
|8||4 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-Just A Game|
|9||4:48 p.m.||NBC||G1-Met Mile|
|11||6:52 p.m.||NBC||G1-Belmont Stakes|
|12||7:40 p.m.||HRTV/TVG||Easy Goer|
|NYRA Condition Book|
|Post Positions and Odds|
|5||Ride on Curlin||12-1|
|10||General a Rod||20-1|
Medal Count: A more talented horse than he showed at the Kentucky Derby and one that has been training well, Medal Count could surprise some people in New York.
California Chrome: He's the most talented horse in this field, and it's not even close.
Matterhorn: A very, very long shot, Matterhorn should handle the distance well, but it seems unlikely he has the talent to win this race.
Commanding Curve: He showed a strong finishing push in the Kentucky Derby, ending up in second, and the longer track could really benefit his late speed.
Ride on Curlin: He gave California Chrome a run for his money at the Preakness, though the question will be how he'll handle the longer track in New York.
Matuszak: A well-rested colt and one suited to this distance, Matuszak is an intriguing long shot.
Samraat: Jeff Siegel of HRTV breaks down why Samraat should benefit from a withdrawal of one of the horses before the race:
Commissioner: Second in the Peter Pan Stakes on May 10, Commissioner seems suited for the longer distance, similar to Matuszak.
Wicked Strong: "I guess in the backs of our mind, we always thought that the Belmont would be his best shot to win of all the Triple Crown races," trainer Jimmy Jerkens said of Wicked Strong to Frank Angst of Bloodhorse.com, via ESPN.com. "It's right in our backyard and the distance is probably more up his alley than some of the others in there."
General a Rod: This horse certainly doesn't lack for experience, having raced in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but he'll need a far better showing than he delivered in either of those races to win.
Tonalist: The horse's win at the track it the Peter Pan Stakes makes him an intriguing horse to watch for, though it remains to be seen if he can match California Chrome's talent.
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