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Belmont Stakes set for Saturday

What is typically the third jewel of the Triple Crown is now the first. Coverage starts 2:45pm WGRZ/NBC.
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Robin Smullen rides Tiz the Law during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Tiz the Law is the star of a 10-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, perhaps the biggest event in U.S. sports since the coronavirus pandemic shut down competition in mid-March. The 3-year-old colt is the early 6-5 favorite. The Belmont is kicking off the Triple Crown series for the first time. No fans or owners will be at the New York track for the $1 million race that is being run at a shorter distance this year. Tiz the Law is bidding to be the first New York-bred horse in 138 years to win.