Belmont Stakes Guide

Now that the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes are in the books, the third and final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is just around the corner.

We’ve put together a complete viewing guide to get you ready for the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes, including general and track information, TV schedules and much more.

Bet the 2009 Belmont Stakes

Date: Saturday, June 6

Post Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Elmont, New York

Race Track: Belmont Park

Qualification: 3-year-old

Weight: 126 pounds (Colt/Gelding)/ 121 pounds (Filly)

Purse: $1 Million U.S.

TV Broadcast: ABC-TV and ESPN

June 6 

(5:00-6:00 p.m. ET): Hill Prince S (gr. III)  ESPN2

June 7

(12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m ET): Today at the Belmont Stakes ESPN

(3:00-5:00 p.m. ET): Belmont Stakes Special ESPN

(5:00-7:00 p.m. ET): Belmont Stakes (gr. I) ABC

June 8

(3:00-5:00 a.m. ET): Belmont Stakes replay ESPN

(5:00-5:30 p.m. ET): Triple Crown 2008 ESPN

Opening Odds: Click here.

Track Information:
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941

Distance: 1 1/2 Miles (12 furlongs)

Track Surface: Dirt, Left-Handed

Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles
Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles
Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet

Last 10 Winners:

2008 – Da’ Tara 2.29.65

2007 – Rags to Riches 2.28.74

2006 – Jazil 2.27.81

2005 – Afleet Alex 2.28.75

2004 – Birdstone 2.27.50

2003 – Empire Maker 2.28.26

2002 – Sarava 2.29.71

2001 – Point Given 2.26.80

2000 – Commendable 2.31.20

1999 – Lemon Drop Kid 2.27.80

Race Website: http://www.nyra.com/

Bet the 2009 Belmont Stakes

Posted: 5/18/09 12:00PM ET

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