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Belmont Stakes 2012: Television Broadcast Schedule

There is less than a week before we see if I'll Have Another becomes the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. In the time before Saturday's race, there is a lot of television coverage, provided by HRTV and GTV during the week, NBC Sports Network on the day of the event and NBC for the running of the Belmont Stakes.

And Down The Stretch They Come has compiled all of the programs that will be broadcast leading up to and following the Belmont Stakes.

Day, Time, Network, Program
3-Jun, 8:30pm, HRTV, I'll Have Another - The Journey to the Triple Crown
6-Jun, 10:00pm, HRTV, "The Guys"
6-Jun, 11:00am, TVG, TVG Classic: The Best of the Belmont Stakes
6-Jun, 12:00pm, HRTV, Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw
6-Jun, 8:00pm, HRTV, How to Win the Belmont (Mike Smith, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Gary Stevens)
6-Jun, 8:30pm, HRTV, Triple Crown Memories
6-Jun, 9:00pm, HRTV, 2012 Triple Crown Moments
6-Jun, 9:30pm, HRTV, Triple Crown Misses
7-Jun, 12:00am, TVG, Racing Roundtable: The Triple Crown
7-Jun, 8:00pm, HRTV, Remember a Champion
8-Jun, 12:50pm, HRTV/TVG, Belmont Park Simulcast
8-Jun, 4:00pm, NBCSN, Belmont Classics: 2003, 2004 & 2011
8-Jun, 5:00pm, NBCSN, Live From Belmont (Jaipur & Brooklyn)
8-Jun, 7:00pm, NBCSN, I'll Have Another
9-Jun, 11:35am, HRTV/TVG, Belmont Stakes Undercard
9-Jun, 3:00pm, NBCSN, Belmont Stakes Undercard
9-Jun, 4:30pm, NBC, Belmont Stakes
9-Jun, 7:00pm, NBCSN, Belmont Stakes Post-Race Show

The post time is tentatively set for 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, so there is no shortage of stuff to watch prior to the race.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with thisStoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.