The third and final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown in 2021 will go off on Saturday, June 5 at Belmont Park. Arguably the most unpredictable race of the Big 3, the betting interest in this year’s Belmont Stakes is sure to be high. The Preakness Stakes on May 15 garnered the largest handle in its history, at around $69 million. So needless to say, playing the ponies is quite popular these days. If you are going to be wagering on the 153rd running of “The Test of the Champion,” you may be wondering what time does the Belmont Stakes start?” We will provide that answer below and also dish out Belmont odds as soon as they are made available.
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What time does the Belmont Stakes start and end?
For those who want to know when does the Belmont Stakes start this year, it will once again be back in its early evening time slot. Be in your seats by 6:40 p.m. ET for the singing of “New York, New York,” and have your tickets in by 6:48 p.m. ET as that is this year’s post time. Here is the Belmont Stakes start time broken down by time zones in the US.
- Eastern: 6:48 p.m.
- Central: 5:48 p.m.
- Mountain: 4:48 p.m.
- Pacific: 3:48 p.m.
If you’re wondering what time does the Belmont Stakes end, just know that it runs a little longer than the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. The Belmont typically lasts 2 and a half minutes. For instance, Sir Winston won in 2019 with a winning time of 2:28.30.
As far as TV coverage goes, NBC once again has the call. Their coverage starts at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and then switches over to NBC at 5 p.m. ET.
Belmont Stakes odds
Odds to win the Belmont have been posted with Essential Quality as the morning line favorite. Click on the horse or price below to bet now at TVG.
|1||Bourbonic||15-1||Kendrick Carmouche||Todd Pletcher|
|2||Essential Quality||2-1||Luis Saez||Brad Cox|
|3||Rombauer||3-1||John Velazquez||Michael McCarthy|
|4||Hod Rod Charlie||7-2||Flavien Prat||Doug O'Neill|
|5||France Go de Ina||30-1||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Hideyuki Mori|
|6||Known Agenda||6-1||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher|
|7||Rock Your World||9-2||Joel Rosario||John Sadler|
|8||Overtook||20-1||Manny Franco||Todd Pletcher|