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2020 Belmont Stakes Entries

Date: 06/17/2020

With the global COVID-19 pandemic causing many sporting events to be cancelled, postponed, and/or contested without spectators, horse racing's Triple Crown was not immune. With the Kentucky Derby delayed to September 5 and the Preakness to October 3, the $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1) presented by NYRA Bets was also delayed, but only 2 weeks later, to this Saturday June 20. For the first time in its history the Belmont will kick off the Triple Crown series, when traditionally it has been the final race of the series. As well, its distance was cut from its usual 1 1/2 mile lap of the Belmont main track, down to just 1 1/8 miles, a one-turn trip out of the chute. In addition, as has been the case since New York racing resumed on June 5, the usually packed Belmont Park stands and apron will be empty, with only essential staff, connections, and a limited number of media allowed to attend.

Entries closed and post positions were drawn on Wednesday afternoon for the field of 10 three-year-olds. As expected, New York bred Tiz the Law is the 6-5 morning line favorite from post 8. The Barclay Tagg trainee comes here off wins in the Holy Bull (G3) and Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Regular rider Manny Franco gets the call for owner Sackatoga Stable. In to challenge him include 9-2 second choice Sole Volante, winner of the Sam F. Davis (G3) before finishing second in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2). He comes here off an allowance win at Gulfstream on June 10. Luca Panici will be in the irons in post 2 for co-owner and trainer Patrick Biancone and majority owner Reeves Thoroughbred Racing. Dr Post is the 5-1 third choice for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner St Elias Stable. He comes here off a 2 race win streak, his maiden win in March and the listed Unbridled Stakes on April 25. Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the call from post 9.

Live television coverage will be provided from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on NBC, with post time for the Belmont Stakes scheduled for 5:42 p.m. All times are Eastern time zone.

Free past performances are available here from BRISnet.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo.

Belmont Poll
Who will win the 2020 Belmont?

Tap It to Win
Sole Volante
Max Player
Modernist
Farmington Road
Fore Left
Jungle Runner
Tiz the Law
Dr Post
Pneumatic

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Tap It to WinMark Casse3.00John Velazquez6-1
2Sole VolantePat Biancone0.93Luca Panici9-2
3Max PlayerLinda Rice3.36Joel Rosario15-1
4ModernistBill Mott2.20Junior Alvarado15-1
5Farmington RoadTodd Pletcher2.56Javier Castellano15-1
6Fore LeftDoug O'Neill7.00Jose Ortiz30-1
7Jungle RunnerSteve Asmussen3.00Reylu Gutierrez50-1
8Tiz the LawBarclay Tagg4.33Manny Franco6-5
9Dr PostTodd Pletcher2.43Irad Ortiz Jr.5-1
10PneumaticSteve Asmussen4.00Ricardo Santana Jr.8-1
Note: All horses will carry 126 lbs.

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