Following the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes is the third race in horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown, and is annually run on the first Saturday in June. This year is the 147th running of the race and is this Saturday, June 6th.
The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races, one of the oldest horse racing traditions in the world and is run from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Elmont is located at the tip of Western Long Island in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County.
For news and updates before the 147th Belmont Stakes, follow the official Twitter account: @BelmontStakes and to purchase tickets for Saturday’s event that will have American Pharoah looking to become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown, click the link in the following tweet:
Post time for the race is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. ET. and will be broadcast on NBC in prime time. NBC’s coverage will then lead into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.