And they’re off! The 2016 Belmont Stakes, the last epic horse race in the triple crown, is upon us! Where is it being held? When and where can you catch it live? Read on to get all the details you need to know to enjoy the show!
Are you a horse racing newbie interested in watching the Belmont Stakes this year? Look no further, because we have everything you need to know about the event right here! The race is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes, on a Saturday between June 5 and June 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. We have all the important details right here!
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When is The Belmont Stakes?
The race will be held on June 11. At 5 p.m. EST. But if your the type who needs their pre-race coverage fix, tune in at 3 p.m. EST instead.
Where is the big race?
Just like the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes are held on the East Coast. The race will be held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Who is in the race?
Thirteen horses and their jockeys will compete in the 2016 Belmont Stakes. One horse who will be missing from the line up is Nyquist. Nyquist was a powerhouse who won the Kentucky Derby, but lost to Exaggerator at the Preakness Stakes. Now that the horse has an elevated fever and an infection in his system, it was decided he would not race in the final event of the Triple Crown, according to info provided by the Belmont Stakes. But even though Nyquist is out, not everyone is sure Exaggerator has enough left in him to win the Belmont. You can see the full list of contenders, here. We’re not telling who we’re betting on!
How do you watch the race?
The Belmont Stakes will be broadcast on television on NBC beginning at 5 p.m. EST. You can also live stream the race righthere at HollywoodLife.com!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Who is gonna win the Belmont? Let us know in the comments below!