How to Watch The Belmont Park Live Stream

Catch all the season's races plus the Belmont Stakes

Horses race at Belmont Stakes.

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The Belmont Stakes is on NBC again in 2019, so you can tune in to the free over the air broadcast if you have an antenna and an NBC station in your area. If you've cut the cord, or just want to stream the race, there are a number of free and paid ways to watch the Belmont Stakes live stream.

Cord-cutters can also watch a number of other races throughout the year through the official Belmont Park live stream for free. If you're interested in live streaming the Belmont Stakes, or any Belmont Park race, we'll show you all the best ways to follow the action on your computer, phone, or streaming device.

Race: Belmont Stakes
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Post Time: 6:40 PM ET (Approximately)
Location: Belmont Park
Stream: NBC, NBC Sports

How to Watch the Belmont Park Live Stream

The New York Racing Authority owns Belmont Park and two other major horse tracks, and they have a site where you can watch live video from the track. The site is primarily aimed at people who want to place bets, but you can also make a free account to view the races without any betting involved.

This site allows you to watch the official Belmont Park live stream, including views from the track and the paddock, for the Belmont Stakes and other races throughout the year.

Here's how to sign up for a free NYRA account and watch the Belmont Park live stream for free:

  1. Navigate to nyra.com/belmont/about/sign-up.

    A screenshot of the NYRA site.
  2. Scroll down, and click SIGN UP NOW.

    A screenshot of the NRYA site.

    Select NYRA ACCOUNT if you want a free account to watch the races and aren't interested in betting.

  3. Enter your information, and click Continue to Step 2.

    A screenshot of the NYRA signup page.
  4. Enter your information, and click Register.

    A screenshot of the NYRA signup page.

    Keep an eye out for an email from the NYRA for instructions on how to finalize your registration.

  5. On race day, navigate to nyra.com/belmont/racing/live and log in.

    A screenshot of the NYRA Belmont live stream.
  6. When a race is live, you can choose to watch live video from the track, the paddock, and the stretch.

How to Stream the Belmont Stakes from NBC

In addition to providing a free stream from the track, many races at Belmont Park are broadcast nationally on NBC, NBC Sports, Fox Sports 2, and regional sports networks.

The Belmont Stakes is the biggest race of the year at Belmont Park, and it's broadcast over the air, nationwide, by local NBC stations. That means you can tune in for free if you have a television, an antenna, and a nearby NBC affiliate. If you have a cable subscription, or you can borrow the login information from a friend or family member, the full event is also available to stream at the NBC Sports website.

NBC Sports also has apps available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, set-top boxes like Roku, and even game consoles. The app is free, but it does require a valid cable login.

The stream that's available on NBC Sports expires after a few minutes. If you want to remove the restriction, you need to log in with a cable or satellite subscription.

Here's how to stream the Belmont Stakes through NBC Sports:

  1. Navigate to the NBC Belmont Stakes streaming site. The player will load, and Belmont Stakes coverage will be available when the event goes live.

    A screenshot of the NBC Sports Belmont Stakes site.

    NBC Sports only allows you to watch a short live preview by default. Users with valid cable or satellite subscriptions can remove this time limit.

  2. If your limited preview expires, and you either have or can borrow a cable login, scroll down and click VERIFY NOW.

    A screenshot of NBC Sports.
  3. Select your cable or satellite provider.

    A screenshot of the TV provider selection screen on NBC Sports.
  4. Log into your cable or satellite account.

    A screenshot of an NBC Sports TV login page.
  5. If you provide valid login information, the time limit will be removed, and you'll be able to watch the entire event.

What Streaming Services Include the Belmont Stakes?

Cord-cutters can stream the Belmont Stakes, and other big Belmont Park races throughout the year, through internet streaming services. These subscription services are like cable, but they require a high speed internet connection to watch.

In addition to a wide selection of cable channels, like NBC Sports, each of these services also offer networks like NBC. The availability of networks like NBC is limited based on geographic area, and each service covers a different set of areas based on the deals they have been able to sign with local affiliates.

If you want to stream the Belmont Stakes without a cable or satellite subscription, your best bet is to check these services to see if NBC is available where you live. All of these services offer some type of free trial period, so you can sign up right before the race and watch for free.

  • Hulu with Live TV: Of all the streaming services, this one provides the most access to NBC. If it doesn't work in your area, check out one of the other services.
  • YouTube TV: This service provides access to NBC in most major markets, and it also covers a lot of smaller markets.
  • PlayStation Vue: While this service was designed for use with the PlayStation 4, it also works on computers, phones, and streaming devices. It has decent coverage for NBC, but it's missing several major markets.
  • DirecTV Now: This service from DirecTV has decent NBC coverage.
  • Sling TV: This service has an attractive price, but NBC is only available in a select few major markets.
  • fuboTV: This service is focused on sports, but it only has NBC in a limited number of markets.

Streaming the Belmont Stakes on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles

In addition to streaming through a web browser on your computer, you can also stream the Belmont Stakes on your phone, tablet, streaming device, and even game console if you have the right app.

NBC Sports has apps for most major devices, but you still need a valid cable or satellite subscription to log in. If you decided to use one of the services from the previous section, they all have apps as well.

Here are the apps you'll need to stream the Belmont Stakes through NBC Sports:

How to Stream the Belmont Stakes Audio For Free

In addition to coverage on the NBC and NBC Sports television networks, you can also keep up with the Belmont Stakes action on the radio. If you have an NBC Sports radio station in your area, you can listen in for free. Many local stations also include an option to listen online

You can also listen to a live stream of the Belmont Stakes through a radio streaming site if you don't have a local NBC Sports radio station.

A lot of races, including the Belmont Stakes, are also broadcast live on the Horse Racing Radio Network.

Here's how to stream the Belmont Stakes on Horse Racing Radio Network for free:

  1. Navigate to horseracingradio.net.

    A screenshot of HRRN.
  2. Click the Play button.

    A screenshot of the HRRN Listen Live page.

    The HRRN Listen Live page consists of a Flash player surrounded by a large number of banner advertisements. Look for the yellow HRRN logo with a play button on it, if you have trouble finding the player.

  3. When you click the play button on the day of the race, audio coverage of the Belmont Stakes should play. If it doesn't, or you don't see a play button at all, check to see if your Flash player is updated.

Is There Any Other Way to Watch the Belmont Park Live Stream for Free?

Sports betting sites offer an alternative way for cord-cutters to watch a free Belmont Park live stream. These sites are aimed at sports betters, and they often include a live feed from the track so you can catch all the action live. The NYRA site is an official example of this, but there are many others.

The catch is that these sites provide a live feed from the track, not a stream from NBC Sports. That means you won't get any of the additional coverage surrounding the Belmont Stakes, any of the commentary, or anything but a literal live feed from the track.

Even though this isn't the best option if you want to sit down and watch the full Belmont Stakes coverage from NBC, it is worth looking into if all you want to do is watch a Belmont Park live stream.

Full 2019 Belmont Schedule

The Belmont Stakes is the third leg in the venerated Triple Crown, but if you don't tune in until post time, you'll miss almost all of the action. The festivities kick off much earlier in the day, and you can catch it all, including the Belmont Stakes undercard, through NBC Sports.

Here's the full Belmont Stakes schedule for 2019:

Date Event Time Broadcaster
May 18 Belmont Stakes Undercard 2:00 - 4:30 PM ET NBC Sports Network
June 8 151st Belmont Stakes Begins 4:00 PM ET NBC