Saturday will be the 155th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse racing's jewel, the Triple Crown. As the anticipation builds for fans to watch Forte battle Tapid Trice and National Treasure this weekend, the attention of many in the horse racing community has already begun to look north to Saratoga, horse racing's summer home.
The Belmont Stakes will run on June 11th and tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. You can purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.com. Attendance will be limited to 50,000 fans instead of the pre-COVID-19 pandemic capacity of 90,000. Highlighted by the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the oldest and most challenging track of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will begin on Thursday, June 9th.
New York-bred Tiz The Law has won the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes. Not only is Tiz The Law the first horse to win the Belmont as the first leg of the Triple Crown, First to do so with no fans in the park but the first New York-bred horse since 1882 to win the G1. NBAC/FOX's Laffit Pincay joined Levack and Goz to let us know just how good the Sackatoga Stables horse is and if he'll be a favorite to win the Triple Crown this year?
With sports slowly beginning to return we have good news for horse racing fans, the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes is going to happen. NYRA announced today that the Belmont Stakes will take place on June 20th. Not only is this a welcome return for sports fans but this will give those of us who love the Saratoga meet an example of what this summer could look like in Upstate New York.
Moments after the Belmont, California Chrome's co-owner Steve Coburn said "it was a coward's way out" for owners to run their horses in the third leg of the Triple Crown after not competing in either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes. Less than twenty four hours later, he wasn't backing down.