The Belmont Stakes this Year. What You Need to Know.

Belmont Park crowd

copyright No Fans this year!!!

When is the 2020 Belmont Stakes? The 152st Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 20. Post time will be at approximately 5:42 p.m. ET.

What is unique about the Belmont Stakes? The Belmont is the final test for horses seeking a Triple Crown title. Horses have an additional week of rest between races as opposed to the Preakness, but the Belmont is also the longest race of the three. [Not this year.  It’s only 9 furlongs.  Normally it is 12 furlongs or 1 1/2 miles].

Belmont Park is only a few miles away from New York City, and city dwellers can just hop on the Long Island Rail Road for a day at the races.

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