When and How to Watch the 2017 Belmont Stakes

Lookin at Lee (Coglianese Photos)

The Belmont Stakes (G1) is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown series. This year’s Run for the Carnations is scheduled to run at 6:37 PM EST on Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Not only does this year’s Belmont Stakes lack any excitement of crowing a possible Triple Crown winner, as the Kentucky Derby (G1) was won by Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing took home the Preakness Stakes (G1), splitting the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but neither Always Dreaming nor Cloud Computing will run in the Belmont Stakes.

Even without the star power of this year’s previous Triple Crown winners, the 2017 Belmont Stakes is still one of the most prestigious races of the year, and is one viewers and horse players look forward to watching each year.

Find live odds for the Belmont Stakes here.

How to Watch the 2017 Belmont Stakes

Now that you know when the 2017 Belmont Stakes is running, where it will be held and at what time, let’s find out some ways we can watch it.


Just like the previous two installments of the 2017 Triple Crown series, the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes will be broadcast live on TV on NBC and the NBC Sports Network. Check your local TV guide listings for the exact channel listing.

NBC Sports Network will also provide pre-race coverage beginning at 5:00 PM EST, and coverage of the other Belmont Park races that day from 3 to 5 PM EST.


If you’re going to be away from your TV, but still want to watch this year’s Belmont Stakes, you can do so online via the NBC Sports Network website at http://www.nbcsports.com/live.

Also available for free at TwinSpires.com/tv.

Streaming Devices

For those of you with a streaming set-top box such as an Apple TV, you will be able to view the 2017 Belmont Stakes live by downloading the NBC Sports Network App. However, you will need a cable or satellite subscription to access live sports coverage through the NBC Sports Network app.