Belmont Stakes week is officially upon us, and with the 146th running of the race, the world will find out if California Chrome is a legend among horses. The long shot colt from California took care of business in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, however the Belmont presents a whole new set of hurdles. It’s the longest of the three races at 12 furlongs (1.5 miles), and has been termed “The Test of a Champion.”
Post time for the race is scheduled for 6:52 p.m. ET. Live race day TV coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network, and will switch to NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The total purse for the Belmont is $1.5 million, with the winner taking home $800,000.
For more information, visit BelmontStakes.com.