This year, the Belmont Stakes will not have a horse going for the Triple Crown, with Nyquist winning the Kentucky Derby and Exaggerator winning the Preakness Stakes. Unfortunately, Nyquist is out due to illness, so it will be Exaggerator against several horses who ran in either the Preakness or the Kentucky Derby plus a few newcomers.
Here is the list of potential starters for the 148th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday June 11. Entries will be taken and post positions drawn on Wednesday June 8.
Live television coverage will be provided from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and 4:30-7:30 p.m. on NBC, with post time for the Belmont Stakes scheduled for 6:52 p.m. All times are Eastern time zone.
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo.
Analyzing the Belmont Stakes Contenders - Our annual analysis using popular angles and statistical trends to see who best matches the profile of a Belmont winner. This year the horses are closely matched with a 3-way tie for the top.
Triple Crown Winners - Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, but 23 have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in the Belmont and 9 of those were since 1997! Find out who they were and who beat them.
Belmont Winners - all past winners with breeding, connections, time, odds, etc.