TORONTO (June 2, 2015) – All eyes will be on KENTUCKY DERBY and PREAKNESS STAKES winner American Pharoah as the thoroughbred looks to secure the first Triple Crown in 37 years at the BELMONT STAKES, airing live Saturday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN2.
This marks the second-consecutive year that jockey Victor Espinoza has entered the BELMONT STAKES with the Triple Crown on the line. Espinoza finished fourth in last year’s race with California Chrome. Affirmed was the last horse to complete the American Triple Crown in 1978.
TSN’s live coverage of the BELMONT STAKES is also available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.
“A Triple Crown victory is one of the rarest achievements in all of sports, and we’re very excited to showcase American Pharaoh’s chase for history to horse racing fans across the country,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “TSN is home to both the American and Canadian Triple Crown series, and the Belmont STAKES is the perfect event to lead into our top-tier coverage of the biggest horse races in Canada this summer.”