Preakness Date Scheduled for October 3rd, Belmont Still Awaits Date

  • The Preakness Stakes was rescheduled to October 3rd from May 16.
  • The Preakness will be held a month after the Kentucky Derby instead of a few days.
  • The Triple Crown order could still be impacted by the running of the Belmont Stakes

BALTIMOREThe Preakness Stakes was originally scheduled to take place in May just days after the Kentucky Derby. It will now take place on October 3rd, a month after the Kentucky Derby.

“Under normal circumstances, I would be standing at Pimlico ... presenting the Woodlawn Trophy to the winner of the 145th Preakness Stake—But as we all know these are not ordinary circumstances. However, I am proud to make this announcement on behalf of the state, the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland's historic racing industry that Preakness 145 will be held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Oct. 3,” said Larry Hogan, the Governor of Maryland.

With the date for the Preakness Stakes officially set, two of the three Triple Crown races will be run in the normal order of the jewels.

With the coronavirus pandemic taking a hit on both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, many wonder if the Belmont Stakes will be impacted as well.

Advertising Disclosure provides you with the most current information regarding sports betting and fantasy with the help of commissions we receive from links you may click on our site.

For now, the Belmont Stakes is still scheduled to go on as planned on June 6th, making it the first of the three Triple Crown races to happen.

With the Belmont Stakes remaining as the opening Triple Crown race, it will be the first time that it is run out of order.