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Belmont Stakes – Your 25-day Guide

Belmont Park reopens on June 3

Racing will return to Belmont Park for a 25-day Festival of Racing, which will showcase 40 stakes races including nine Grade 1 stakes.

The New York Racing Association announced that a new look spring/summer meet at Belmont Park would take place after racing had been paused at the famous track since March 15 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Racing in the state will begin without fans on June 3.

It features five consecutive Saturday meets featuring Grade 1 action.


With the Belmont Stakes taking place on June 20, it will become the first leg of the coveted Triple Crown – the first time in its history.

The Kentucky Derby will make up the second leg of the Triple Crown, shifting from May 2 to September 5 and The Preakness has been rescheduled from May 16 to October 3.


2020 Belmont Spring/Summer Stakes Schedule
June 3Beaugay3T$100,000F&M 4&Up1 1/16 Miles
June 4Tillerβ€”$80,0004&Up1 3/8 Miles (Turf)
June 5Harmony Lodgeβ€”$80,000F&M 4&Up6 Furlongs
June 6Runhappy Carter Handicap1$250,0003&
7 Furlongs
June 6Fort Marcy2T$150,0004&Up1 1/8 Miles
June 6Westchester3$100,0004&Up1 1/16 Miles
June 6Intercontinental3$100,000F&M 4&Up7 Furlongs (Turf)
June 7First Defenseβ€”$80,0004&Up7 Furlongs (Turf)
June 11Flat Outβ€”$80,0004&Up1 3/8 Miles
June 12Commentator Handicap (NYB)β€”$125,0003&Up1 Mile
June 13Ogden Phipps (BC)1$300,000F&M 4&
1 1/16 Miles
June 14Mike Lee (NYB)β€”$100,0003YO7 Furlongs
June 18Critical Eye Handicap (NYB)β€”$125,000F&M 3&Up1 Mile
June 19Sir Catβ€”$80,0003YO6 Furlongs (Turf)
June 20Belmont Stakes1$1 million3YO1 1/8 Miles
June 20Acorn1$300,000F 3YO1 Mile
June 20Jaipur (BC)1T$250,0003&Up6 Furlongs
June 20Woody Stephens1$250,0003YO7 Furlongs
June 20Pennine Ridge2T$150,0003YO1 Mile
June 20Wonder Again3T$150,000F 3YO1 Mile
June 21Lady Shipmanβ€”$80,000F 3YO6 Furlongs (Turf)
June 25Easy Goerβ€”$80,0003YO1 1/16 Miles
June 26Hessonite (NYB)β€”$75,000F&M 4&Up6 Furlongs (Turf)
June 27Longines Just A Game1T$300,000F&M 4&Up1 Mile
June 27New York2T$250,000F&M 4&Up1 1/4 Miles
June 27True North2$150,0004&Up6 1/2 Furlongs
June 27Vagrancy Handicap3$100,000F&M 3&Up6 1/2 Furlongs
June 28Bouwerie (NYB)β€”$100,000F 3YO7 Furlongs
July 2Mount Vernon (NYB)β€”$100,000F&M 4&Up1 Mile (Turf)
July 3License Feeβ€”$80,000F&M 4&Up6 Furlongs (Turf)
July 4Runhappy Metropolitan (BC)1$500,0003&Up1 Mile
July 4Manhattan1T$400,0004&Up1 1/4 Miles
July 4Suburban2$200,0004&Up1 1/4 Miles
July 4Poker3T$150,0004&Up1 Mile
July 4Victory Ride3$100,000F 3YO6 1/2 Furlongs
July 5Kingston (NYB)β€”$100,0004&Up1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
July 9Banrock (NYB)β€”$75,0004&Up6 Furlongs (Turf)
July 10Gold Feverβ€”$80,0003YO6 Furlongs
July 11Ruffian2$150,000F&M 4&Up1 Mile
July 11River Memoriesβ€”$80,000F&M 4&Up1 1/2 Miles



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