It's Official: The Belmont Stakes is Coming to Saratoga

The third race of the Triple Crown will be held at Saratoga Race Course in 2024. Governor Hochul made it official on Wednesday morning that the race will take place on Saturday June 8th. 


In addition to the Belmont, a four day meet will be held at Saratoga from June 6 to June 9. The Belmont won't affect Saratoga's annual 40 day season, which will go off as scheduled beginning in July. 

With the Belmont Stakes moving to Saratoga, the course itself will be extended from it's traditional 1 1/4 mile to 1 1/2 mile due to differences in the tracks. 

Belmont is undergoing a massive renovation, which is the reason for the move. Rumors are swirling that Belmont Stakes could also take place in Saratoga in 2025 due to the extent of the construction. 

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