Justify goes wire-to-wire to win the final leg of the Triple Crown
With a win at the Belmont, Justify would be just the 13th Triple Crown winner. We explore some of sports' other toughest feats to accomplish.
Belmont Stakes: Justify is bidding to become the 13th horse to win thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown this weekend.
There is a chance of rain in the forecast for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, which is only fitting given Justify has won both the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Preakness Stakes on sloppy racetracks.
Jody Demling nailed Tapwrit beating Irish War Cry in 2017 and hit the Belmont superfecta
After winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and the Preakness Stakes, Justify will compete in the Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park with a chance to make racing history.
Tom Pedulla presents five major takeaways from the 149th Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets on June 10, the final jewel of the Triple Crown, and takes a wider look at the successful three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which included 14 other graded stakes.
Three different horses won each leg of the Triple Crown in 2017
The Belmont Stakes is called "The Test of the Champion" because of its length, and Epicharis has gone to great lengths to run in Saturday's race.
Some Kentucky Derby contenders and newcomers meet in a race lacking for serious star power.
The morning line also features Lookin At Lee and Epicharis as early contenders
For horseplayers, the unfortunate news Wednesday morning that Classic Empire will miss Saturday's Belmont Stakes due to a foot abscess cut two ways. There was one segment of horseplayers who most certainly would have considered Classic Empire the clear horse to beat in the Belmont and would have made him a centerpiece in all their plays. This group would have noted that Classic Empire's fourth in the Kentucky Derby was a terrific effort, considering how he was mugged at the start, and that he had only one truly representative outing in six months (the Arkansas Derby) after you discount his forgettable Holy Bull, where he was compromised by the same type of foot issue that took him out of the Belmont.
After would-be favorite Classic Empire was scratched from the Belmont Stakes on Wednesday, a wide-open field will entice patrons for Saturday's event. Irish War Cry is the new favorite at 3-1.
Chris Fallica provides in-depth notes on all 13 horses in the field for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, and offers his picks and betting tips for the race.
Whitey Richardson's horse Destin will run in the Belmont Stakes Saturday in the second post position. Whitey seems to like that arrangement.
With Exaggerator’s odds being so short, many of the potential upsetters will have inflated odds and finding the winner from that group could prove lucrative.
Triple Crown horse racing offers some of the most adrenaline-packed excitement into the shortest amount of time, but the lack of knowledge with which many casual fans approach the sport means they don’t get nearly enough out of the racing experience as they could have.
Stormy weather could interfere with Saturday's running of the 148th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Get live updates from the Belmont post position draw right here, and morning line odds once they're released from the track.
The 148th Running of the Belmont Stakes takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The third and final jewel of the 2016 Triple Crown features Exaggerator as the 9-5 morning line favorite. Just behind Exaggerator, Stradivari is the second choice with 5-1 odds. Thirteen horses will take to the Belmont Park starting gate on Saturday, seven of which competed in the Kentucky Derby.