Belmont Stakes: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, Post Positions and Odds

The final leg of the American Triple Crown takes place this weekend as 10 horses go head-to-head in the Belmont Stakes.

While there's no Triple Crown on the line this year as 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's everything you need to know to follow the action.

When and where is the Belmont Stakes?

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

As has been the case since 1926, the race will be contested over a distance of a mile-and-a-half.

Post time

Post time is scheduled for 6:48 p.m. ET.

TV channel

The Belmont Stakes will be broadcast live by NBC, which has held rights to the final leg of the Triple Crown since 2011 and will continue to broadcast the race exclusively until 2020.

Live stream

The races will be available on NBC digital platforms and a live stream will also be available via fuboTV.

Post positions

  1. Joevia
  2. Everfast
  3. Master Fencer
  4. Tax
  5. Bourbon War
  6. Spinoff
  7. Sir Winston
  8. Intrepid Hear
  9. War of Will
  10. Tacitus
War of Will
Belmont Stakes contender and Preakness winner War of Will trains with Exercise rider Kim Carroll up during a morning workout prior to the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 4 in Elmont, New York. Getty/Al Bello

Odds

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

Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is second favorite at 2/1, while Japanese three-year-old Master Fencer is third favorite at 8/1.

  • Tacitus 9/5
  • War of Will 2/1
  • Master Fencer 8/1
  • Intrepid Heart 10/1
  • Bourbon War 12/1
  • Everfast 12/1
  • Sir Winston 12/1
  • Spinoff 15/1
  • Tax 15/1
  • Joevia 30/1

Belmont Stakes figures

Tacitus might be the bookmakers' favorite but the omens are mixed for the Bill Mott trained horse. 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.

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

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

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

Second-favorite War of Will is one of two horses along with 12-1 outsider Sir Winston trained by Mark Casse. Casse has racked up almost 2,700 wins in his career but has never had an entrant in the Belmont Stakes.