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For the first time ever Saturday, the Belmont Stakes will kick off the Triple Crown series.

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the horse-racing schedule, with Saturday's 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes being the first of the three major races to be held. Originally scheduled for June 6, Saturday's race has been shortened from a mile-and-a-half to a mile-and-an-eighth with a $1 million purse on the line. There will be no spectators or horse owners in attendance.

When: Saturday, June 20 at 5:42 p.m. ET/2:42 p.m. PT
TV: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports

The following horses are listed in order of post position (odds in parenthesis):

1. Tap It To Win (6-1)
2. Sole Volante (9-2)
3. Max Player (15-1)
4. Modernist (15-1)
5. Farmington Road (15-1)
6. Fore Left (30-1)
7. Jungle Runner (50-1)
8. Tiz The Law (6-5)
9. Dr Post (5-1)
10. Pneumatic (8-1)

Predictions (win-place-show):

Joe Drape, New York Times: Dr Post, Tiz the Law, Modernist

Melissa Hoppert, New York Times: Tiz the Law, Tap It to Win, Modernist

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Tiz the Law, Max Player, Tap It to Win

 

Mark Strausberg, Athlon Sports: Tiz the Law, Tap It to Win, Max Player

Steve Edelson, USA TODAY: Sole Volante, Modernist, Tiz the Law