The 154th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday June 10, 2023 at Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, The race is one and half miles long and is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown.
The field for the Belmont Stakes is still being finalized but some of the top contenders include:
Mo Donegal: The winner of the Wood Memorial. Mo Donegal is the 5-2 morning line favorite
We the People: The winner of the Preakness Stakes. We the People is the 9-2 second choice.
Creative Minister: The winner of the Arkansas Derby the Creative Minister is the 6-1 third choice.
Rich Strike: The winner of the Kentucky Derby Rich Strike is the 12-1 fourth choice.
The Belmont Stakes is always a competitive race and it should be a great one this year, The race will be aired live on NBC.
Here are some updates on the Belmont Stakes as of June 7, 2023.
Rich Strike, the Kentucky Derby winner will not run in the Belmont Stakes, Trainer Eric Reed said that Rich Strike is not fully recovered from his victory at Churchill Downs and that he does not want to risk further injury.
M Donegal the Wood Memorial winner is the morning line favorite at 5-2, The People, the Preakness Stakes winner is the second choice at 9-2.
The field for the Belmont Stakes is expected to be about 12 horses, Some of the other top contenders included Creative Minister, Barber Road, and Skippylongstocking.
The Belmont Stakes is scheduled to begin at 6:45 PM ET on Saturday June 10, The race will be broadcast live on NBC.