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Belmont Stakes 2023: horses, odds and post positions: Everything you need to know


Belmont Stakes 2023: Horses, odds and positions: everything you need to know

  • Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park will be held on Saturday with tee time at 6:50 p.m.
  • Kentucky Derby scratched favorite Forte is now the favorite for the $1.5 million race
  • DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news

All eyes will be on Belmont Park this weekend as the final leg of the Triple Crown is run.

The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes kicks off at 6:50 p.m. Saturday with tens of thousands of spectators ready to fill the stands.

Favorite Mo Donegal clinched the big race last year, while scratched Kentucky Derby favorite Forte leads the market this time around.

The Todd Pletcher-trained three-year-old has been working over the weekend in preparation. Mage won the Kentucky Derby, National Treasure won the Preakness, so who will emerge victorious at the Belmont?

Here, Mail Sport tells you everything you need to know, including the favorites and all the important post positions – plus how to watch the Belmont Stakes…

Belmont Stakes favorite Forte in the barn after a morning training session at Belmont Park on Tuesday


1. Tapit Shoes, Brad Cox, Jose Ortiz

2. Tapit Trice, Todd Pletcher, Luis Saez

3. Arcangelo, Jena Antonucci, Javier Castellano

4. National Treasure, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez

5. Il Miracolo, Antonio Sano, Marcos Meneses

6. Forte, Todd Pletcher, Irad Ortiz

7. Hit Show, Brad Cox, Manny Franco

8. Empire Angel, Brad Cox, Flavien Prat

9. Red Route One, Steve Asmussen, Joel Rosario


Sharp 5-2

Trice 3-1

Empire Angel 7-2

National Treasure 5-1

Arcangelo 8-1

Press Show 10-1

Red Route One 15-1

Shoes Tapit 20-1

Il Miracolo 30-1


FOX will air live coverage of the Belmont Stakes with the show starting at 11 a.m. ET on FS1 on Saturday, June 10.

Coverage then airs on FOX’s main channel from 4-7:30 p.m., with reaction to the huge race on FS2 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The action on the track will also be streamed online on fuboTV.

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