The Belmont Stakes just started at approximately 5:42 p.m. Eastern today (Saturday, June 20). It's on NBC in the US.
Belmont Stakes live streams are go, and we’re watching the 152nd edition of the historic race. Watching the show online is the only way to get in on the action, as this event continues the trend of arenas and stadiums without fans. Also, this year's got a change applied to the rules.
Yes, if you haven't heard, the 2020 Belmont Stakes will go for 1 and 1/8 miles (aka 9 forlongs), a bit shorter than the standard 1.5 mile length. This change is due to schedule adjustments in the Triple Crown, of which the Belmont Stakes are the first leg this year.
The Belmont Stakes had originally been scheduled for June 6, but these changes had to be made as a result of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19. The Kentucky Derby was moved from May 2 to Sept. 5, while the Preakness was moved from May 16 to October 3.
Therefore, we don't really have much to go on for who's a favorite, as those previous two races haven't set the pace. Here's everything you need to know to watch the Belmont Stakes live streams online:
How to watch the Belmont Stakes with a VPN
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How to watch the Belmont Stakes 2020 in the US
The Belmont Stakes 2020 live streams will be carried NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. For those who have one of the best TV antenna, or those who haven't cut the cord yet, this isn't a big problem.
The 152nd Belmont Stakes coverage in the U.S. starts at 2:45 p.m. Eastern, with the race post time scheduled for 5:42 p.m..
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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): The sports-centric Fubo.TV service includes NBC in its $55 monthly package, and a cloud DVR feature lets you record matches to watch whenever you want.
How to watch the Belmont Stakes 2020 in the UK
Folks in the UK will turn to Sky Sports (opens in new tab) for the 2020 Belmont Stakes live streams. The race is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:42 p.m. BST, which will keep them up a little late, but nothing we've never done for live sports before.
If you don't have Sky, you can get the games through Now TV's day and month passes, (opens in new tab) which start at £9.99.
Coverage, though, will likely start around 10 p.m. BST.
How to watch the Belmont Stakes 2020 in Canada
In years past, TSN has been the Canadian home for the Belmont Stakes live streams, often on its TSN5 channel. While we bet it will be there this year, too, it's not on the TSN schedule (opens in new tab) at the moment.