2024 Belmont Stakes Schedule; TV Broadcast and More

2024 Belmont Stakes Schedule

The 2024 Belmont Stakes schedule takes place on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. This is the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown and will be the 156th running of the race. Due to renovations ongoing with Belmont Park, the race takes place at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. While the Belmont is traditionally the longest of the three races, the length of the race is shorter this year at 10 furlongs (1 1 /4 miles).

This is due to the shorter main track at Saratoga. The post time for the race is approximately 6:50 PM ET (5:50 PM CT, 4:50 PM MT, and 3:50PM PT). We have the schedule, TV broadcast information, and more for you below. 

How Do Horses Qualify for the Belmont Stakes?

So, a common question that comes up is how do horses qualify for the Belmont Stakes? First, the Belmont is limited to three-year-old thoroughbreds only. Then, the top three finishing horses from both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes get an automatic entry to the field (if they choose to take it). From there, the other requirements for hoses who don’t race well at the KY Derby or Preakness include making weight (126 pounds for colts and 121 pounds for fillies).

The horse owners have to pay a series of entry fees, and their horse has to be nominated to be in the field. Typically this means the horse has done at least OK in past races. The maximum number of horses that can race is normally capped at 14 horses (we don’t normally have this problem in recent years). 

When was the Last Time the Belmont Stakes was not Held at Belmont Park? 

Saratoga Race Track site of the 2024 Belmont Stakes race.
Saratoga Race Track site of the 2024 Belmont Stakes race.

The last time the Belmont Stakes was held at a different location was from 1963-1967. This was the last time the track was under construction. Aqueduct Race Track located in Ozone Park, Queens hosted the race these years. 

2024 Belmont Stakes Weekend Schedule (June 6-9, 2024)

If you like to watch a lot of horse racing, the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival lasts for four days. That’s right, four days of racing at the track. Add in, there are a ton of parties and out-in-town events, and you can quickly see why people can take a week to enjoy the events. The big day is on Saturday when the Belmont Stakes race takes place at the end of the day. 

Here’s the four day schedule for you to make your plans if you are attending in person. 

Belmont Gold Cup$250,0004&UPTurf2 Miles
Astoria$150,000F2YODirt5 1/2 Furlongs
Jersey Girl$150,000F3YODirt6 Furlongs
Tremont$150,0002YODirt5 1/2 Furlongs
New York Presented by Rivers Casino$750,000F&M 4&UPTurf1 3/16
DK Horse Acorn$500,000F3YODirt1 1/8
Just a Game$500,000F&M 4&UPTurf1 Mile
Intercontinental Presented by MTV Solutions$200,000F&M 4&UPTurf5 1/2 Furlongs
Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets$2,000,0003YODirt1 1/4
Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (BC)$1,000,0003&UPDirt1 Mile
Resorts World Casino Manhattan$1,000,0004&UPTurf1 3/16
Ogden Phipps Presented by Ford (BC)$500,000F&M 4&UPDirt1 1/8
Jaipur Presented by Resolute Racing (BC)$500,0003&UPTurf5 1/2 Furlongs
Woody Stephens Presented by Mohegan Sun$500,0003YODirt7 Furlongs
True North Presented by F.W. Webb$350,0004&UPDirt6 1/2 Furlongs
Suburban$350,0004&UPDirt1 1/4
Poker$350,0004&UPTurf1 Mile
Beverly R. Steinman (Steeplechase)$150,0004&UPTurf2 3/8
Commentator (NYB)$200,0003&UPDirt1 1/8
Critical Eye (NYB)$200,000F&M 3&UPDirt1 1/8
Kingston (NYB)$125,0004&UPTurf1 1/16
Mount Vernon (NYB)$125,000F&M 4&UPTurf1 Mile
Mike Lee (NYB)$125,0003YODirt7 Furlongs
Bouwerie (NYB)$125,000F3YODirt7 Furlongs
2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Schedule

2024 Belmont Stakes Schedule, Post Time, and TV Coverage

So, if you are at the track, there are races all day before the big race. The gates open at 0930 AM ET, and the parking lot opens at 0830 AM (you have to purchase parking ahead of time). The 2024 Belmont Stakes post time is 6:50PM ET (5:50PM CT, 4:50PM MT and 3:50PM PT). FOX has the broadcast duties for race day. Here are the times and channels for the 2024 Belmont Stakes TV schedule for you.

  • FS1 11:00am – 4:00pm – Pre-race coverage
  • FOX 4:00 – 7:30 pm – 2024 Belmont Stakes live
  • FS2 7:30 – 8:00pm – Post-race coverage

When are the Post Positions and Belmont Stakes Odds Posted for 2024? 

The Belmont is a tad different than what we see with the Kentucky Derby post position draw 

and odds announcement. The 2024 Belmont post positions and line odds will come out on Tuesday, June 4th. We’ll also get a final confirmation of the horses that will be running the race. 

What were the 2023 Belmont Stakes Payouts? 

So, if you are the type who likes to see or take part in the odds. The 2023 Belmont Stakes payouts were: 

  • Win: No. 3 Arcangelo ($17.80 | $7.20 | $4.90)
  • Place: No. 6 Forte ($4.30 | $3.30)
  • Show: No. 2 Tapit Trice ($4.10)
  • Exacta: 3-6 | $1 exacta paid $34
  • Trifecta: 3-6-2 | $1 trifecta paid $133.24
  • Superfecta: 3-6-2-8 | $1 superfecta paid $190.15
  • Superfecta: 3-6-2-7 | $1 superfecta paid $292.50

What is the Belmont Stakes Purse Size? 

So, we have the purse sizes for all the races for you above. For 2024, the Belmont Stakes purse size is $2million USD. 

How Long is the Belmont Stakes?

Normally, the Belmont Stakes is the longest of the Triple Crown races. Since we’re not racing at Belmont, the race is 10 furlongs (1 1 / 4 miles) long for 2024 and probably for the 2025 Belmont Stakes. 

What Horse has the Fastest Time at the Belmont Stakes? 

The fastest time run at the Belmont Stakes was 2:24 in 1973 by Secretariat. The horse won by 31 lengths and won the 1973 Triple Crown

Watch the 2023 Belmont Stakes (Full Race)

That’s all we have for now for the 2024 Belmont Stakes schedule. We’ll leave you with a replay of the 2023 Belmont Stakes to get ready for this year’s race. 

Jacey Tine

Jacey Tine is a lifelong San Diego Padres and Florida Gators fan. She has been delivering sports coverage and content for 7 years and counting now. You'll find her covering a number of sports and other news-worthy events on Sports Brackets.

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