*Update- American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown, becoming the 1st horse to do so in 37 years. His win was impressive, as he won by 5 1/2 lengths and had the lead the whole time.
The 2015 Belmont Stakes takes place this Saturday (June 6) and it promises to be an exciting race as American Pharoah takes a shot at becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
This will be the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes, which takes place at the Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, NY.
There is a 1.5 million dollar purse up for grabs with the winner taking home $800,000.
News For Shoppers has everything you need to know to watch the race, including the complete TV schedule, free live streaming options, post positions & odds.
TV Schedule: Coverage begins with pre-race coverage on NBC Sports Network from 2:30-4:30 P.M. (EST), then switches over for race coverage from 4-7 P.M. EST on NBC.
Race Time is 6:50 P.M. (EST).
Free Live Streaming: Free live streaming is available for the race on your PC through NBC Sports Live Extra or on your smartphone or tablet using the NBC Sports Live Extra app for iOS, Android or Windows.
These services are free but you will need to sign in using a participating cable provider to access them.
|1||Mubtaahij||Irad Ortiz Jr.||14-1|
|2||Tale of Verve||Gary Stevens||20-1|
|5||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||2-3|
|7||Keen Ice||Kent Desormeaux||25-1|
All eyes will be on Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, who won the Derby and the Preakness convincingly.
However, this is far from a sure thing for Pharoah: even though the odds makers all have him as the favorite the fact is this is his 3rd race in 5 weeks, which means he may not be at 100%.
Meanwhile the other 7 horses are racing fresh and are all serious contenders, putting Pharoah at a bit of a disadvantage.
The Belmont Stakes, historically, is one of the most unpredictable tracks, so it’s really anybody’s guess, but I’m going with Pharoah- I think this is his year.
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