Generally the 3rd and ultimate leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes was the very first leg for the to start with time in historical past. The race was at first slated to take place on June 6.
Typically, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes preceded the Belmont Stakes, but individuals two races were being postponed as perfectly thanks to the pandemic. The Kentucky Derby is predicted to choose location on September 5, although the Preakness Stakes is scheduled for Oct 3.
Saturday’s race was shortened from a mile and a fifty percent to a mile and an eighth, as the Belmont Stakes is typically the final race and the longest of the a few.