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2023 Belmont Stakes Entries

Belmont Stakes Poll
Who will win the 2023 Belmont Stakes?

Angel of Empire
Hit Show
Il Miracolo
National Treasure
Red Route One
Tapit Shoes
Tapit Trice

Date: 06/06/2023

This year, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) will not have a horse going for the Triple Crown, with Mage winning the Kentucky Derby and National Treasure winning the Preakness Stakes. Mage is going to sit out the Belmont to rest up for the Travers, but National Treasure is going to New York. On Tuesday final entries were taken and post positions drawn for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) presented by NYRA Bets. A small field of just 9 will go to post on Saturday afternoon for the 1 1/2 mile "Test of the Champion", one complete lap of the main oval at Belmont Park.

Scratched Kentucky Derby favorite Forte is the 5-2 morning line favorite and drew post 6. Second choice at 3-1 is Forte's stablemate Tapit Trice, who drew post 2. Trainer Todd Pletcher said about Forte, "We ride our race and ride to win the race. You have to expect him [Forte] to be a fit horse. Itís 10 weeks between races, but he had a great foundation leading into that and he hasnít missed much training. His breezes here have been very good. I personally havenít seen the bottom of him. In all of his training, he comes back and cools out quickly. We still have to do it. It wasnít ideal the way we got here, but itís how itís unfolded."

Preakness winner National Treasure is the third choice at 5-1 and he drew post 4. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said, "We wanted an inside-type post, so post four should be perfect for him. At a mile and a half, it's not that big a concern. He's been going over the track very well here. I couldn't be happier with him. We're happy to be here and participating in this Belmont and I look forward for good things to happen. Most of the Belmonts we've won, our horse has been up close, so I'd say that's where he'll probably be."

Live television coverage on Saturday June 10 will be provided from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on Fox, for the first time ever, with post time for the Belmont Stakes scheduled for 7:02 p.m., carded as Race 12. 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. Free past performances can be found here from BRISnet (look for Forte)

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Tapit ShoesBrad Cox3.00Jose Ortiz20-1
2Tapit TriceTodd Pletcher3.92Luis Saez3-1
3ArcangeloJena M. Antonucci8.60Javier Castellano8-1
4National TreasureBob Baffert2.56John Velazquez5-1
5Il MiracoloAntonio Sano2.43Marcos Meneses30-1
6ForteTodd Pletcher3.00Irad Ortiz Jr.5-2
7Hit ShowBrad Cox2.50Manny Franco10-1
8Angel Of EmpireBrad Cox9.00Flavien Prat7-2
9Red Route OneSteve Asmussen2.43Joel Rosario15-1
Note: All horses will carry 126 lbs

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