The last stage of the American Triple Crown will take place this weekend when 10 horses will face each other in the Belmont Stakes.

While there is no Triple Crown on the line this year since only one of the horses in the field has won a Triple Crown event, the race promises to be full of drama as usual.

Here you have everything you need to know to follow the action.

When and where are the Belmont Stakes?

The 151st edition of the so-called "Trial of the Champion" takes place on Saturday, June 8 at his traditional Belmont Park home in Elmont, New York.

As has been the case since 1926, the race will be held at a distance of one and a half miles.

Publication time

The publication time is scheduled for 6:48 p.m. ET

television channel

The Belmont Stakes will be broadcast live on NBC, which has the rights for the final stretch of the Triple Crown from 2011 and will continue broadcasting the race exclusively until 2020.

Live broadcast

The races will be available on NBC's digital platforms and live broadcast will also be available through fuboTV.

  1. Publish posts
  2. Joe via
  3. Always fast
  4. Master Fencer
  5. Tax
  6. Bourbon War
  7. Cleave
  8. Sir Winston
  9. Intrepid Hear
  10. War of will
  11. Tacit


Tacitus enters the race as a 9/5 favorite, according to SportsLine. The three-year-old colt, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby and the Wood Memorial Stakes earlier this year, finished third in the Kentucky Derby last month.

The Preakness Stakes winner, War of Will, is the second favorite with a 2/1, while the Japanese teacher Fencer of three years is the third favorite with an 8/1.

  1. Tacitus 9/5
  2. War of will 2/1
  3. Master fencer 8/1
  4. Intrepid Heart 10/1
  5. War of the Bourbons 12/1
  6. Everfast 12/1
  7. Sir Winston 12/1
  8. Spinoff 15/1
  9. Tax 15/1
  10. Joe via 30/1

Belmont Stakes figures

Tacitus could be the favorite of the bookies, but the omens are mixed for the horse trained by Bill Mott. In the last 15 years, only three favorites have won the race: Afleet Alex in 2005, American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify, who completed the Triple Crown last year.

In addition, Mott has not trained a Belmont Stakes winner since 2010, when 12-1 Drosselmeyer won ahead of Fly Down and First Dude.

At the same time, a son of Father Bull Tapit has won Belmont Stakes three times in the last five years. Tonalist triumphed in 2014, while Creator and Tapwrit won first place in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Tacitus will wait to continue the trend but faces the competition of Intrepid War and Bourbon War, also sons of Tapit. The two horses are the fourth and fifth favorite respectively, with odds of 10/1 and 12/1.

The second favorite of the War of the Will is one of the two horses along with the 12-1 stranger Sir Winston trained by Mark Casse. Casse has accumulated almost 2,700 victories in his career but has never had a participant in the Belmont Stakes.