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Belmont Stakes 2022: Mo Donegal wins the final race of the Triple Crown

Jason Burgos
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The 2022 edition of the legendary Belmont Stakes — the oldest and longest race in the Triple Crown series — took place on June 11. The 154th version of the New York-based race was as thrilling and relevant as years past. Here, you can find everything you need to know about this year’s race, including watch times, betting, and details about the contest itself.

When are the Belmont Stakes?

The 2022 race took place on June 11 at its long-time home, the Belmont Race Track in Elmont, New York. However, that was not always the location for the fourth oldest horse race in North America. Before being moved to the borough of Queens, the Belmont Stakes was run for many years at the Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx starting in 1867.

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What time is the Belmont Stakes?

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The stakes race is just one of many races at the yearly event. The first contest on the day’s undercard kicked off at 11 am EST. However, the actual race everyone was there to see took place near the end of the day at around 6:50 PM EST.

What channel can I watch the Belmont stakes 2022 on?

Just like the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes broadcasted on NBC at 5 PM EST. The earliest coverage of the event began at 3 PM EST with the yearly pre-race show on CNBC. The 2022 Belmont Stakes was also viewable virtually on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.

How long is the 2022 Stakes race?

The historic yearly race at Belmont Race Track is the longest of the three Triple Crown contests at 1 1/2 miles, or 12 furlongs, long. So speed and stamina will be important for the 12 thoroughbreds in the field to hold up for nearly two and half minutes and make history.

The fastest horse ever to win the Belmont Stakes was the one and only Secretariat, when he set the race record of 2 minutes and 24 seconds back in 1973. The legendary three-year-old also won that year’s Triple Crown.

How can you bet on the winner of the Belmont?

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There are various options to place bets on the horses running in Stakes races since sports gambling in-person and online is legal in 30 states. If you weren’t lucky enough to bet in person at Elmont, you can lay down some of your hard-earned money on your favorite horse in the 2023 edition here.

Odds for 2022 Belmont Stakes

Ahead of the 2022 race We The People and eventual winner Mo Donegal were the picks from oddsmakers. Below you can find the full odds for the contest’s eight horses and their pole positions.

2022 Belmont Stakes betting odds

  • We The People 2-1
  • Mo Donegal 5-2
  • Rich Strike 7-2
  • Creative Minister 6-1
  • Nest 8-1
  • Barber Road 10-1
  • Skippylongstocking 20-1
  • Golden Glider 20-1

Pole positions for 2022 Belmont Stakes

Post positionHorse
1We the People
2Skippylongstocking
3Nest
4Rich Strike
5Creative Minister
6Mo Donegal
7Golden Glider
8Barber Road

Prediction

Despite Mo Donegal and We The People being the popular choices in the longest of the three Triple Crown races, look for Rich Strike to once again stun the racing world and score a second victory in one of 2022s biggest races.

Mo Donegal wins Belmont Stakes 2022

Mo Donegal entered the race with 5-2 odds and showed why the horse was a top contender on race day. The three-year-old owned by New York native Mike Repole, and trained by Todd A. Pletcher, jumped to the front of the pack in the final third of the contest and held on to the spot all the way to the finish line. Despite a fifth-place finish at the Kentucky Derby, Mo Donegal delivered on his promise in Elmont by winning this year’s Belmont Stakes.

How much do Belmont Stakes tickets cost?

Tickets for the 2022 race, as you would expect, varied in price. General admission tickets for the June 11 competition were just $40. Specially reserved seats in various positions at the track began at $90 and went as high as $450. Seats that include dining ran between $550 and $650.