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Belmont Stakes 2018: Post Time, TV Coverage, NBC Live Stream and Purse Payout

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IJune 9, 2018

Triple Crown hopeful Justify gallops around the main track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Justify will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown winner when he races in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

The 2018 Belmont Stakes takes place on Saturday, and all eyes will be on Justify to see if he can clinch the Triple Crown at Belmont Park, New York.

Trainer Bob Baffert has already seen Justify win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes to leave his horse just one race away from a place in the history books.

Runners will be competing for their share of $1.5 million in prize money. The winner will take home $800,000, with $280,000 going to the runner-up.

Here's a look at how you can watch the race.

                 

Date: Saturday, June 9

Post Time: 6:37 p.m. ET, 11:37 p.m. BST

Network: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live

               

Belmont Stakes Preview

Justify is undefeated in his five career races and will be the favourite going into Saturday's race. The three-year-old has managed to cope with everything thrown at him so far, but he now faces the expectation of becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown since American Pharoah in 2015.

He impressively won the Kentucky Derby by two-and-a-half lengths in wet and muddy conditions and then overcame a heel problem and more wet weather to win the Preakness.

Justify's preparation for Belmont looks to have gone well, per the Kentucky Derby's Twitter account:

Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

Watch undefeated Justify breeze 4 furlongs in :46.80 in preparation for the Belmont Stakes on the Road to the #TripleCrown! Splits: 12, 23.60 and 35.20. Out 5F :59.60 https://t.co/WpBHERiwsE

Baffert sounds confident that Justify can handle the workload, per Jonathan Linter at Horse Racing Nation.

"It's an incredible journey," he said. "It's been quick. He's handled everything—what we've thrown at him—and he handles it without really losing his composure. A lot of horses, you run them that many times and they'll start getting a little bit nervous or hot. He seems like he's thriving on it."

Justify was pushed hard at Preakness and will be tested once more at Belmont. If he comes through again, he will deserve his place as the 13th horse to clinch the Triple Crown.

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