Belmont to be run June 20th

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    Belmont to be run June 20th

    The Belmont will be run on 6/20 with no fans. It will also only be 1 1/8 miles as opposed to the normal mile and a half.
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    Is the length shortening because horses are not in shape to cover the 1 1/2 distance?

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    Wow...what a year to have a "Speed" horse.

    Does a Triple Crown winner from 2020 need a huge *, due to the shorter distances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Is the length shortening because horses are not in shape to cover the 1 1/2 distance?
    I'd think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Does a Triple Crown winner from 2020 need a huge *, due to the shorter distances?
    Absolutely.

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    First change in distance since 1926. According to Wikipedia it was also ran at 1.5 miles from 1874-1889. The race has also been run at the following distances: a mile and five furlongs in 1867–1873; a mile and a quarter in 1890–1892, 1895, and 1904–1905; a mile and a furlong in 1893–1894; and a mile and three furlongs from 1896–1903 and 1906–1925. Belmont was all over the place in the early years.

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    I had slim hopes that they would be cancelled and run as 4 year olds next year and from then on.

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