The first Triple Crown race of 2020 is here under unusual circumstances.
Belmont Stakes action will take place Saturday afternoon in Elmont, N.Y. on NBC without fans in the stands.
Among the 10 horses, Tiz The Law is expected to lead the field.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Follow below for complete results from the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.
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(All times ET)
Belmont Stakes live updates, highlights
5:47 p.m.: Tiz The Law Takes charge down the final stretch! The New York-born horse wins by four lengths in 146.53 seconds.
5:46 p.m.: Tap It To Win carries the advantage through the first half mile.
5:45 p.m.: They’re off!
5:42 p.m.: Moments away from go-time now.
5:35 p.m.: A reminder that Tiz The Law will be the favorite here, while Jungle Runner is a huge underdog.
5:32 p.m.: Frank Sinatra time on NBC.
5:26 p.m.: We’re closing in on the big race.
5:00 p.m.: Oleksandra wins entry into the Breeders’ Cup.
4:45 p.m.: History could be made later today.
4:40 p.m.: Gamine dominates the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes in record-setting fashion ahead of the main event.
WHAT HAVE WE JUST SEEN?!
Bob Baffert’s Gamine wins the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont by a mile and in the fastest time ever! pic.twitter.com/8NZAnCLZr7
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) June 20, 2020
Belmont Stakes post time
- Date: Saturday, June 20
- Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET | 2:42 p.m. PT
- TV channel: NBC
- Live stream: NBC Sports app, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The television coverage is set to last from 2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, or shortly after the conclusion of the Belmont Stakes. There will be less pomp and circumstances around the race, but COVID-19 won’t take from the fun and fanfare of a much-anticipated, much-needed major sporting event.
In addition to the date being changed by a fortnight, the time is also different from previous years. The 2019 post time was more than an hour later, at 6:48 p.m. ET.
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Belmont Stakes post positions
Here are the entrants to the 2020 Belmont Stakes, including odds and post position for each horse:
|1||Tap It To Win||John Velazquez||Mark Casse||6-1|
|2||Sole Volante||Luca Panici||Patrick Biancone||9-2|
|3||Max Player||Joel Rosario||Linda Rice||15-1|
|4||Modernist||Junior Alvarado||Bill Moss||15-1|
|5||Farmington Road||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|6||Fore Left||Jose Ortiz||Doug O’Neill||30-1|
|7||Jungle Runner||Reylu Gutierrez||Steve Asmussen||50-1|
|8||Tiz The Law||Manny Franco||Barclay Tagg||6-5|
|9||Dr Post||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher||5-1|
|10||Pneumatic||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen||8-1|