The Triple Crown schedule was revised due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused sporting events around the world to cancel, pause or rework their seasons for the health and safety of all involved. The Belmont Stakes is now the first jewel and will take place on June 20.

The order in the race for the Triple Crown is not the only thing changing for the Belmont Stakes, it will also be a shorter distance of 1 1/8 miles rather than the usual 1 1/2 miles.

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will be without any fans in the stands when the horses and jockeys compete, with crowds not permitted due to health reasons surrounding the pandemic.

The other events in the Triple Crown were also moved, with the Kentucky Derby now being held on Sept. 5 rather than the originally scheduled May 2 date and the Preakness Stakes moving from May 16 to Oct. 3.

How to watch the Belmont Stakes

  • Date: June 20, 2020
  • Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET
  • Location: Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
  • TV Channel: NBC

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Here is a look at the horses, trainers and jockeys listed as possible starters along with their odds to win (via Belmont Stakes and USA Today):

Odds provided by SportsLine

Dr Post 

  • Odds: 5/1
  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz
  • Owner: St. Elias Stable
  • Sire: Quality Road

Farmington Road

  • Odds: 15/1
  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Jockey: Javier Castellano
  • Owner: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Chrysalis Stables, Robert LaPenta
  • Sire: Quality Road

Jungle Runner

  • Odds: 50/1
  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen
  • Jockey: Reylu Gutierrez
  • Owner: Calumet Farms 
  • Sire: Candy Ride

Max Player

  • Odds: 15/1
  • Trainer: Linda Rice
  • Jockey: Dylan Davis
  • Owner: George Hall
  • Sire: Honor Code


  • Odds: 15/1
  • Trainer: William Mott
  • Jockey: Junior Alvarado
  • Owner: Pam and Marty Wygod
  • Sire: Uncle Mo

Tap It To Win

  • Odds: 6/1
  • Trainer: Mark Casse
  • Jockey: John Velazquez
  • Owner: Live Oak Plantation
  • Sire: Tapit

Tiz the Law

  • Odds: 6/5
  • Trainer: Barclay Tagg
  • Jockey: Manuel Franco
  • Owner: Sackatoga Stable
  • Sire: Constitution