Long Island News Post Published on June, 4th 2020, Written by Nick P.
Horse Racing Returning to Belmont Stakes!
Horse racing is set to return to Long Island with a full card of horse racing at the Belmont Stakes on June 3rd. This event comes a few weeks before the Belmont Stakes. The Belmont Stakes are scheduled to take place Saturday, June 20th at Belmont Park, in Belmont. This comes after the event was rescheduled from June 6th because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event will follow strict health and safety protocols set forward in an effort to maintain the spread of the Coronavirus. This is the first year that the Belmont Stakes will be the first race of the Triple Crown. It is usually the third leg of the event. Another change to this year's event is that the Belmont Stakes is 1⅛ miles, rather than the usual 1½ miles.
The 10 race program comes more than 80 days after the last card of racing was held in the state because of the pandemic.
Unfortunately, no fans will be able to attend this year's Belmont Stakes. This event at Belmont Park is a yearly tradition for many, as they look forward to placing bets on underdog horses in hopes to win big. In addition, none of the horse owners will be able to attend the event.
History of the Belmont Stakes
You may be assuming that the Belmont Stakes is named after the park that hosts the annual event. However, the event is actually named after August Belmont, a financier who made a name for himself in New York politics. The original Belmont was a racehorse that was bred in Ohio before being moved to California in 1853.
The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown events. It is six years older than the Preakness and eight years older than the Kentucky Derby. The Belmont Stakes is not only the oldest event in the Triple Crown Series but the fourth oldest race in North America! The first Belmont Stakes took place in 1867 at Jerome Park. Since it began, the Belmont Stakes is third for total runnings, only behind Phoenix and Queen’s Plate in total runnings.
Who Is The Favorite To Win The 2020 Belmont Stakes?
This year Tiz the Law is the favorite to win the event boasting 2-1 odds for gamblers. Tiz the law is considered the horse to beat by many experts in the industry, and a favorite for gamblers.
What Should I Know About Tiz The Law?
Tiz the Law is a 3-year-old colt and is considered “the horse to beat” by many experts in the industry. Tiz the Law arrived at the Belmont Park barn on Tuesday and is preparing for the event with trainer Barclay Taggs.
Belmont Stakes 2020 Odds
For more information about this year's event, visit the Belmont Stakes Website.
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Long Island News Post Published June 4th, 2020
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