Bet the Belmont Stakes Online

Place your bets on the 3rd and final jewel of Thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown, The Belmont Stakes, usually run at 1 1/2 miles, is set to run over a distance of 1 1/4 miles on race day at Saratoga while Belmont Park is under construction until next spring!

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Bet the 2024 Belmont Stakes

Bet the 2024 Belmont Stakes

Location: Saratoga due to Belmont Park renovations

Inaugural Race: 1867

TV Coverage: FREE live streaming on

Current Distance: 1 1/4 miles

Track Type: Left-Handed, Dirt

Age Qualification: Three-year-olds

Purse: $2 million

Race Date: Saturday, June 8th

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Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw & Odds

Affirmed 1978 Belmont Stakes (Bob Coglianese)

Affirmed 1978 Belmont Stakes (Bob Coglianese)

Belmont Stakes TV Channels & Viewing Times

  • Thursday, June 6th
    • TwinSpires LIVE
    • FS2 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM ET
  • Friday, June 7th
    • TwinSpires LIVE
    • FS2 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET
    • FS1 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET
  • Saturday, June 8th
    • TwinSpires LIVE
    • FS1 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET
    • FOX 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET
    • FS2 7:00 PM to 8:10 PM ET
  • Sunday, June 9th
    • FS2 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM ET
    • FS1 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
    • FS2 4:00 to 6:00 PM ET

Thursday, June 6

  • Thursday, June 6
  • Belmont Gold Cup
  • Astoria S.
  • Jersey Girl S.
  • Tremont S.

Friday, June 7th

  • Friday, June 7th
  • New York S.
  • Acorn S.
  • Just a Game S.
  • Intercontinental S.

Saturday, June 8

  • Saturday, June 8
  • Belmont Stakes
  • Metropolitan H.
  • Manhattan S.
  • Ogden Phipps S.
  • Jaipur S.
  • Woody Stephens S.
  • True North S.
  • Suburban S.
  • Poker S.

Sunday, June 9

  • Sunday, June 9 (state bred stakes)
  • Beverly R. Steinman S.
  • Commentator S.
  • Critical Eye S.
  • Kingston S.
  • Mount Vernon S.
  • Mike Lee S.
  • Bouwerie S. 

2024 Belmont Stakes Odds & Contenders

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Seize the Grey
Jaime Torres
D. Wayne Lukas
Junior Alvarado
Ken McPeek
Mystik Dan
Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Ken McPeek
The Wine Steward
Manuel Franco
Mike Maker
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
Luis Saez
Danny Gargan
Tyler Gaffalione
Todd Pletcher
Honor Marie
Florent Geroux
Whit Beckman
Sierra Leone
Flavien Prat
Chad Brown
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Todd Pletcher

Belmont Stakes History

The oldest event in the Triple Crown series, the Belmont Stakes celebrates its sesquicentennial running in 2018. Founded in 1867, the “Test of the Champion” was first held at Jerome Park and then Morris Park before landing at the newly-opened Belmont Park in 1905.

Run at distances ranging from 1 1/8 miles to 1 5/8 miles, the current distance of 1 1/2 miles – one lap around the Belmont oval – became settled in 1926. Generally modeled on the famed Derby Stakes at Epsom Downs in England, the race for a period was restricted to colts and fillies and only.

Won by future Hall of Fame runners such as Harry Bassett, Duke of Magenta, Hanover, Henry of Navarre, Commando, Peter Pan, and the undefeated Colin through 1908, the Belmont was not run in 1911-12 after anti-gambling measures halted racing in New York. However, Sir Barton, the first Triple Crown winner, the legendary Man o’ War, and fellow Hall of Famers Grey Lag and Zev all won the Belmont in a five-year span immediately following The Great War.

As the last classic, the Belmont has yielded some of the most epic performances in the sport’s history, from Triple Crown winners in particular. Count Fleet pummeled just two rivals by 25 lengths in 1943, while Secretariat won by 31 lengths in a time of 2:24 in 1973, both records that still stand.

The 1989 Belmont was won by Easy Goer in a time of 2:26, the second fastest 12-furlong clocking in race history. A.P. Indy (1992), a son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and a grandson of Secretariat, won in 2:26.13, while Secretariat’s best son, Risen Star (1988), won in 2:26.40.

Due to its unique distance and inherent demands, the Belmont is prone to yielding surprising results, more so than the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. This has often coincided in races where Triple Crown sweeps have been denied.

The first such occurrence came in 1944 when Pensive’s chance at a sweep was narrowly denied by the 16-1 chance Bounding Home. Other longshot Belmont winners that curtailed Triple Crown dreams include Sherluck (1961, 65-1), Pass Catcher (1971, 34-1), Lemon Drop Kid (1999, 29-1), Sarava (2002, 70-1), Birdstone (2004, 36-1), and Da’ Tara (2008, 38-1).

James Rowe owns the record for most Belmont victories with eight, achieved from 1883 through 1913, but Woody Stephens’s run of five consecutive Belmonts from 1982-86 is widely considered one of the more remarkable, and most difficult, training feats in racing history.

Females, equine and human, have made their mark in the Belmont. The inaugural running of the race was won by the filly Ruthless, who was later followed by Tanya (1905). It would be 102 more years before another filly, Rags to Riches, would out-finish the boys, doing so against Horse of the Year Curlin in 2007.

2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Julie Krone’s winning ride aboard Colonial Affair in the 1993 Belmont. She remains the only female jockey to win a Triple Crown event.

Belmont Stakes Records

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Fastest time

2.24.00 - Secretariat (1973)

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Most wins by jockey

6 - Tied: Eddie Arcaro (1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1952, 1955) & Jim McLaughlin (1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888)

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Most wins by a trainer

8 - James G. Rowe, Sr. (1883, 1884, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1913,)

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Most wins by owner

6 - Belair Stud (1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1955)

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Largest margin of victory

31 lengths - Secretariat (1973)

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