SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2020 Belmont Stakes Contenders

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From left to right: Max Player, Tiz the Law, and Dr Post are three of the expected runners for the $1 million Belmont Stakes June 20. (NYRA/Gulfstream Park/Gulfstream Park)

What better way to learn about the probable contenders for the 2020 Belmont Stakes than a visual introduction? We’ve put together a slideshow of the horses targeting the Belmont Stakes, and where possible we tried to include profile images and workout images as well as racing photos. The contenders are listed in order of accomplishment.

The $1 million race at Belmont Park was postponed from June 6 to June 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the first time in history will kick off the Triple Crown series.

The distance of the race also was reduced from the traditional 1 ½ miles to 1 1/8 miles because of the lack of a steady schedule for 3-year-olds leading into what is in 2020 the first jewel of the Triple Crown.

The Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will follow 11 weeks later on Sept. 5 with the Triple Crown concluding with the Preakness Stakes on Oct. 3.

Enjoy these terrific images of the 2020 Belmont Stakes hopefuls.

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