Belmont Stakes Post Time, TV Schedule, Purse For 2014 Running

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.

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