What TV channel is the 2018 Belmont Stakes on?

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Assuming you did not make the trip out to Belmont Park in New York, here’s where you can watch the final race in the Triple Crown.

The three Triple Crown races are, in terms of public awareness, the biggest races of the year. That interest skies even higher when a Triple Crown sweep is on the line. American Pharoah last won the series in 2015, but before that there had been a massive 37-year dry spell.

The Belmont Stakes may be the marquee event, but it is only one part of a larger day at the track. The day is loaded with stakes races, including the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (1 mile, 3 y/o fillies,) which will feature Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl. The $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (4 y/o +) gives a preview of the Belmont in that it is a mile and a half.

But the biggest race on the undercard is the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, or ‘Met Mile.’ Not only does the Met Mile have the most prize money of these races, it is also the most prestigious. It is also set to feature a familiar face. Bolt D’Oro was actually one of the favorites behind Justify in the Kentucky Derby. But he faded and finished 12th. This will be his first race since, and the shorter distance might mean a better showing.

Those races start at 2:00pm ET, and will be broadcast on NBCSN. You can take a look at the full slate of races HERE. I’m sure a fair amount of Belmont-preview material will also be out there, it is the big draw, after all.

At 4:00 p.m. ET coverage will switch over to NBC. This will continue to show some of the undercard races, but focus on the Belmont. This is also where the race will ultimately be broadcast when it is run. The current post time for the Belmont is 6:37 p.m. However that may change a little, depending on (among other things) how smoothly the earlier races go. But tune in in time for the race previews and you definitely won’t miss out on the action.