Belmont Stakes 2021 live stream sees Essential Quality as a heavy favorite
The 2021 Belmont Stakes live stream is here, and all eyes are on the essential quality. Brad Cox’s horse is 2-1 odds-on-favourite to win this entire year. Just behind EQ is Preakness winner Rombauer (trained by Michael McCarthy) at 3-1. The pair will break up at the adjacent No. 2 (Required Quality) and No. 3 (Rombauer) spots.
And the 153rd edition of this historic race doesn’t have a notable name. Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended by the NYRA due to an investigation into failed drug tests of his horse Medina Spirit. A second drug test confirmed the presence of the banned substance betamethasone in Medina Spirit’s blood.
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Now that the Belmont Stakes has become the third stage of the Triple Crown, we’re hoping it will return to the standard 1.5-mile length. When the race was the first of the year, it shrank to 1 and 1/8 miles (aka 9 furlongs) to accommodate the following Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Also, fans will be back in attendance this year, unlike in 2020 when social distancing was prioritized. Of course, if you weren’t able to get a ticket (general admission is currently sold out), you have ways to view it online. The race is streamed on NBC and pre-race coverage is on NBCSN — and both are available on Sling TV, one of our picks for the best streaming service around.
How to Watch the 2021 Belmont Stakes With a VPN
If you’ve had to drop your “bubble”—or you’ve been hit by a terrible local blackout—and you can’t watch the Belmont Stakes live stream on cable, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can surf the web from your home town (or somewhere you won’t hit a blackout), and access the same streaming services you’ve already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We’ve tested many different services and our picks for best vpn Overall is ExpressVPN. It offers great speeds and excellent customer service. But you have other VPN options as well.
How to Live Stream the 2021 Belmont Stakes in the US
The Belmont Stakes 2021 live stream will be run by NBC and NBCSN (for events earlier in the day). For those who have the best TV antennas, or those who haven’t cut the cord yet, this isn’t a big problem.
In the US, coverage of the 153rd Belmont Stakes begins with a pre-race event on NBCSN from 3 to 5 p.m. ET, and NBC picks it up thereafter from 5-7 p.m. ET.
How to Watch Belmont Stakes 2021 in the UK
Sky Sports has 2021 Belmont Stakes live streams for those living in the UK. The race is scheduled to start at around 11:49 a.m. BST, which will keep you awake for a while, but nothing we’ve ever done for live sports before.
If you don’t have Sky, you can get through the game Now the days and months of TV pass, Which starts at £9.99.
How to Watch the 2021 Belmont Stakes in Canada
In past years, TSN has been the Canadian home for the Belmont Stakes live stream, and this year is no different. This is on TSN4, coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET and runs until 7:15 p.m. ET.