2020 Belmont Stakes will be first leg of Triple Crown

2020 Belmont Stakes will be first leg of Triple Crown
The New York Racing Association announced on Tuesday that the 152nd Belmont Stakes will run on June 20 at Belmont Park. (Source: Belmont Stakes' Twitter account)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The New York Racing Association announced on Tuesday that the 2020 Belmont Stakes will be run on Saturday, June 20. The race will be shortened from it’s usual 1 1/2 miles to 1 1/8 miles. It will be run without fans at Belmont Park.

That will make the Belmont the first race in the 2020 Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for September 5, and the Preakness Stakes for October 3.

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