Belmont Stakes 2019: live stream The online coverage parallels NBC Sports’ televised coverage of the event, which starts On Saturday, the action concludes with the 2019 Belmont Stakes. It’s the longest Triple Crown race at 1 1/2 miles, and the additional endurance required is an enormous test for the 2019 Belmont Stakes horses, jockeys and trainers.
Belmont Stakes 2019 live stream 151st Belmont Stakes is happening today at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, and with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s, it’s looking like a beautiful day for a horse race. Ten horses will participate in the mile-and-a-half race as jockeys compete for a $1.5 million purse. War of Will and Tacitus are among the favorites, but anything is possible. Just look at the debacle at the Kentucky Derby last month.
Coverage of the Belmont Stakes begins on NBC Sports at 2:30 p.m. ET today (Saturday, June 8). Post time for the race is approximately 6:48 p.m. ET. If you’re a cable cord cutter who wants to watch all the action live on your computer, smart TV, or mobile device, you have a few different options.
There won’t be a Triple Crown winner this year, but that doesn’t mean the 2019 Belmont Stakes won’t be a thrilling conclusion to this year’s trio of major Thoroughbred races, especially with a wide-open 10-horse field set to go at it on Long Island.
Fresh off a Preakness Stakes victory, War of Will is the only contender of the 10 Belmont horses that ran both the first two Triple Crown events this year, and yet he’ll be guided through the 1.5-mile track — longer than the one at both Churchill Downs and Pimlico Race Course — by first-time Belmont Stakes jockey Tyler Gaffalione. His trainer, Mark Casse, also has Sir Winston in the mix — an attempt to throw a wrench in the historic Belmont resume of Todd Pletcher, who’s won three of these races before and has two horses of his own set to run this time around.
Not to be overlooked, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will also be part of the competition, riding eighth-place Preakness finisher Bourbon War a year after becoming the oldest jockey in racing history to win an American Triple Crown thanks to his work with Justify. Notably absent, of course, are the two biggest names from the Kentucky Derby — Maximum Security, which finished the race first but was disqualified after a controversial and unprecedented interference call, and Country House, which finished the race second and was declared the winner.
Stay with us right here at CBS Sports for live updates on War of Will, betting favorite Tacitus and everything else surrounding Saturday’s big day, including coverage of the Belmont Stakes up to, during and after post time.
How to watch the 2019 Belmont Stakes
Post time: Approximately 6:35 p.m. ET
Location: Belmont Park (Elmont, New York)
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)