The 2020 Belmont Stakes will take place June 20, 2020, the New York Racing Association announced Tuesday. After the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rescheduled their events for Sept. 5 and Oct. 3, respectively, this year will mark the first time that Belmont will be the first leg of the Triple Crown.It will also be a shortened race of 1 1/8 miles compared with the usual 1 1/2 miles because of the schedule adjustments and the calendar for the horses in training. NBC will televise the race and fans will not be allowed to attend the event. “While this will certainly be a unique running of this historic race, we are grateful to be able to hold the Belmont Stakes in 2020, NYRA president and CEO Dave O’Rouke said in a statement. “Thanks to our partners at NBC Sports, fans across the country can look forward to a day of exceptional thoroughbred racing at a time when entertainment and sports are so important to providing a sense of normalcy.”Here’s everything you need to know about the rescheduled Belmont Stakes.When is the Belmont Stakes in 2020?Date: Saturday, June 20Time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCThe Belmont Stakes, originally scheduled for June 6, has been postponed until Saturday, June 20. It is traditionally the final jewel of the Triple Crown, following the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. This year will mark the first time that the Belmont Stakes will be the first Triple Crown race.Triple Crown schedule 2020RaceDateTimeLocationBelmont StakesSaturday, June 203 p.m. ETElmont, New YorkKentucky DerbySaturday, Sept. 52:30 p.m. ETLouisville, KentuckyPreakness StakesSaturday, Oct. 34:30 p.m. ETBaltimore, MarylandWhere will the Belmont Stakes 2020 be held?The Belmont Stakes will be held at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.What is the distance of the Belmont Stakes in 2020?The 152nd edition will run at nine furlongs (1 1/8 miles). Traditionally, the race has run at 1 1/2 miles but the distance changed with it being the opening race of the Triple Crown.
John Cena (L) competes with Triple H (R) during the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Greatest Royal Rumble event in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on April 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGERJIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Women and children were on hand to watch World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s “Greatest Royal Rumble” in Saudi Arabia.A previous WWE event held in the ultraconservative kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night’s event in Jiddah included both women and children in attendance to watch the likes of WWE star John Cena and others.ADVERTISEMENT It’s all part of a series of social changes pushed by the kingdom’s assertive 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.WWE is wildly popular across the Middle East. The organization has an Arabic website and has held events in other Gulf Arab nations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Warriors’ Stephen Curry questionable for Game 1 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next