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Belmont Stakes 2020 time, TV info and other things you need to know

The stands remain empty as exercise riders and

The stands remain empty as exercise riders and horses train in the early morning at Belmont Park on June 1. Credit: Getty Images/Al Bello

The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes

When: Saturday, June 20

Post time: 5:42 p.m.

TV: Ch. 4, 2:45 p.m.

Changes because of COVID-19

Pushed back from June 6

First leg of Triple Crown, not the last leg as usual

Will be run at 1 1/8 miles instead of 1 1/2 miles

Purse will be $1 million, rather than $1.5 million

No fans will be admitted

Field size 


Morning-line Odds

Post Odds  Horse             (Trainer; Jockey)

1      6-1     Tap It to win (Mark Casse; John Velazquez)

2      9-2      Sole Volante (Patrick Biancone; Luca Panici)

3      15-1    Max Player   (Linda Rice; Joel Rosario)

4      15-1    Modernist     (Bill Mott; Junior Alvarado)

5      15-1    Farmington Road (Todd Pletcher; Javier Castellano)

6      30-1    Fore Left               (Doug O’Neill; Jose Ortiz)

7      50-1   Jungle Runner    (Steve Asmussen; Reylu Gutierrez)

8      6-5     Tiz the Law    (Barclay Tagg; Manny Franco)

9      5-1     Dr Post           (Todd Pletcher; Irad Ortiz Jr.)

10    8-1     Pneumatic      (Steve Asmussen; Ricardo Santana Jr.)          

How and where to bet the Belmont Stakes

Online race wagering is available through and its app. Also, several online companies are offering advance deposit wagering. OTB is offering wagering-to-go at select locations in Nassau and Suffolk, though no in-person betting.

Rest of the Triple Crown schedule

Kentucky Derby – Sept. 5 (Postponed from May 2)

Preakness – Oct. 3 (Postponed from May 16)

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