As has become common place when it comes to horse races of the ultimate magnitude, NBC is bringing a full deck to broadcast the 2018 Belmont Stakes to homes across the country. Additionally, TwinSpires TV will also be televising the event through their online apps, allowing for viewing on a mobile device or through your desktop computer. The world be watching to see if Justify becomes just the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in history on Saturday, June 9th.
The NBC Sports Group sent out a press release regarding their 2018 Belmont coverage, which will include features such as:
• A behind-the-scenes ride along with Justify trainer Bob Baffert in the days following the 2018 Preakness Stakes, when he took a drive from Louisville to Lexington to visit his first Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah;
• A feature on Justify jockey Mike Smith, including a trip to New Mexico to see how Smith got his start in racing;
• A feature on Justify’s beginnings – where he was born and the men and women at Glennwood Farm who took care of him as a foal;
• A special aerial camera over the full backstretch for the Belmont Stakes, after successful integrations at the Kentucky Derby (video: here), and Preakness Stakes (video here). The camera will provide a unique perspective 15-18 feet above the track at Belmont Park, and can travel alongside the horses at up to 80 MPH. The camera will cover 2,750 feet at Belmont Park, more than 700 feet longer than at the Kentucky Derby and 500 feet longer than at the Preakness Stakes.
The 2018 Belmont broadcast schedule on NBCSN and NBC includes three different showings of the Dark Horses documentary, a film which spotlights the amazing, era-definiting rivalry between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence throughout the 1989 season where they battled in each of the Triple Crown races. The actual Belmont Stakes will be broadcast starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET on NBC. You can use their channel finder to see your local listings so you don’t miss a beat.
|Wed, June 6th||8pm||Dark Horses (documentary)||NBCSN|
|Fri, June 8th||5pm||Belmont Access||NBCSN|
|Fri, June 8th||7pm||Triple Crown Recap Show||NBCSN|
|Fri, June 8th||7pm||Dark Horses (documentary)||NBCSN|
|Sat, June 9th||8am||Dark Horses (documentary)||NBCSN|
|Sat, June 9th||2pm||Belmont Prep/Undercard||NBCSN|
|Sat, June 9th||4pm||Belmont Stakes||NBC (main)|
Additional coverage of races, replays and highlights from the exciting 2018 Belmont weekend will run on the TwinSpires TV app which allows you to watch, wager and win.