What Time is the 2024 Belmont Stakes Today? Post Time, TV Channel, and More

The 156th Belmont Stakes is upon us, the culmination of horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown. This year, with renovations at Belmont Park, the “Test of the Champion” will be held at Saratoga Race Course on June 8th. Whether you’re a die-hard racing fan or simply looking for an afternoon of thrilling competition, you won’t want to miss this historic event. Here, we’ll break down all the details on how to watch the 2024 Belmont Stakes, from broadcast channels to online streaming options, so you can catch every heart-pounding stride of the race.

When is the 2024 Belmont Stakes?

2024 Belmont Stakes; June 3, 2024; Saratoga Springs, NY, USA; The Marylou Whitney entrance at Saratoga Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
*Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Mark your calendars! The 156th Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, takes place this Saturday, June 8th, 2024. With renovations at Belmont Park, this year’s edition will be held for the first time in decades at the historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

How to Watch the 156th Belmont Stakes

Horse Racing fans have a couple of options to catch all the action from Saratoga Race Course for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Television: The race itself will be broadcast on FOX at 6:41 PM ET on Saturday, June 8th. However, pre-race coverage will begin much earlier on FS1 at 10:30 AM ET.  Coverage will then switch to FOX from 4:00 PM ET to lead into the main event.
  • Streaming: For cord-cutters, there are several live-streaming options available. Many live TV streaming services, like fuboTV or DirecTV Stream, carry FOX and FS1, allowing you to watch the race online. Additionally, the FOX Sports app and website will also offer a live stream of the event, though you may need a cable subscription to access it.
  • Date: Saturday, June 8th
  • Post time: 6:41 PM ET
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course; Saratoga Springs, New York
  • TV: FS1 & FOX | Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, FOX Sports App
  • Horses running at Saratoga Race Course

    There are ten horses committed to running this year’s Belmont Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. We’ve broken them down in alphabetical order below.

  • Antiquarian
  • Dornoch
  • Honor Marie
  • Mindframe
  • Mystik Dan *Kentucky Derby Winner
  • Protective
  • Resilience
  • Seize the Grey *The Preakness Winner
  • Sierra Leone
  • The Wine Steward
  • Belmont Longshots

    2024 Belmont Stakes Post Positions

    Post positions for the 2024 Belmont Stakes were drawn on Monday, June 3rd. Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan will start the race from post 3 while Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey, drew the highly coveted no.1 post. Check out all the post positions from Saratoga below & see how the Belmont Stakes Post Positions are determined HERE.

    1Seize the Grey
    3Mystik Dan
    4The Wine Steward
    8Honor Marie
    9Sierra Leone

    Who is the Race Favorite?

    The current favorite for the 2024 Belmont Stakes is Sierra Leone, with odds of 9-5. This lightly raced colt impressed many with a strong performance as the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby. And is well rested after skipping the Preakness.

    156th Belmont Stakes Odds

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