Belmont Stakes 2018: What time, what channel, who is racing, updated odds

Fast Facts about the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday in New York, with Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, as the sentimental favorite.

The race is known as the “test of champions,” and if Justify can win the 150th running of the Belmont, he will take horse racing’s Triple Crown. The last horse to do so was American Pharoah in 2015.

What time is the Belmont Stakes, what channel is it on and what are the latest odds for the race?

Here’s all you need to know about the 2018 Belmont Stakes.

When is the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

The race is on Saturday, June 9.

Where is it run?

The Belmont Stakes is held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

How long is the track?

The track at Belmont is 1½ miles long.

Who runs in it?

The race is open to 3-year-old thoroughbreds.

What time is the Belmont Stakes? 

The race is scheduled to start at 6:37 p.m., ET. Race coverage begins at 2 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network and will switch to NBC at 4 p.m. EST.

What channel is it on?

NBC is broadcasting the race. You can find your NBC channel by clicking here. 


The coverage will also be streamed on and the NBC Sports app.

Record: 2:24, Secretariat (1973)

Purse: $1.5 million ($800,000 first)

Here are the post positions for the 2018 Belmont Stakes

  1. Justify
  2. Free Drop Billy
  3. Bravazo
  4. Hofburg
  5. Restoring Hope
  6. Gronkowski
  7. Tenfold
  8. Vino Rosso
  9. Noble Indy
  10. Blended Citizen

What are the odds?

As of Saturday, here are the odds on the race .

  1. Justify 4-5
  2. Free Drop Billy 30-1
  3. Bravazo 8-1
  4. Hofburg 9-2
  5. Restoring Hope 30-1
  6. Gronkowski 12-1
  7. Tenfold 12-1
  8. Vino Rosso 8-1
  9. Noble Indy 30-1
  10. Blended Citizen 15-1