Saturday, June 10, 2023

Streaming the Belmont Stakes

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year, as the Kentucky Derby was won by Mage, and the Preakness Stakes was won by National Treasure. However, there is still an interest by horse racing enthusiasts for the individual races, even without the possibility of a Triple Crown winner.

Today is the final race, with the Belmont Stakes airing on Fox. Coverage starts at 4:00 although the actual race is not until 7:00,


  • Antenna, over the air, free.
  • DirecTV (Entertainment), $65/month.
  • Hulu+Live TV, $70.
  • Vidgo (Plus), $70/month.
  • YouTube TV, $73/month.
  • Fubo (Pro), $75/month.

Of course, I'm not going to let the opportunity pass to mention Secretariat. That horse hold the record for the fastest time in the Kentucky Derby, in the Preakness Stakes, and in the Belmont Stakes. Not just set the records the year he won those races, but still holds the records to this day. While the 1973 Kentucky Derby and 1973 Preakness Stakes wins were impressive, the 1973 Belmont Stakes was something else altogether. If you have never seen it, this is your opportunity. If you have, you'll want to see it again.

I was please to watch that race live on TV 50 years and one day ago. It's not likely that we'll see anything like that this year, but you never know.

If you want to watch this year's races streaming, you have options. My Streaming Life doesn't normally include watching horse races, but I'll probably peek in about post time. You never know what might happen.

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