Belmont Stakes 2024 Update (5-29-24)

Saratoga Race Course photo by Josh Chicorelli

By Jarrod Horak

The 2024 Belmont Stakes will be run in less than two weeks at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, June 8, and the distance has been shortened to a mile and a quarter this year. 

Belmont Park is the home of the final leg of the Triple Crown and it is traditionally run at a mile and a half. Due to ongoing construction at that venue, the Belmont Stakes Festival will be run at Saratoga in 2024 and 2025. Live racing is scheduled to return to Belmont Park in 2026. 

Thirteen horses are possible for the Belmont Stakes as of May 29. Preakness hero Seize the Grey breezed six furlongs at Churchill Downs on Wednesday. In other Belmont news, Honor Marie will be ridden by Florent Geroux. Check out the possible field below and make sure to watch the Belmont Stakes video update at the bottom for the latest news.