- ESPN's Belmont Stakes undercard telecast on Saturday, June 5 will air from 1:00-5:30 p.m. ET, an expansion of two hours (from 3:00-5:30 p.m. ET).
- ESPN will add a half-hour to The Triple Crown 2004 post-race show, Saturday, June 5. The show will air from 7-8:00 p.m. ET (addition from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.).
- ESPN2 will air a one-hour special on the race for the Triple Crown, titled, "Smarty Jones Triple Crown Challenge," to air Friday, June 4 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET; Saturday, June 5 from 1:00-2:00 a.m. ET; Saturday, June 5 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
Among the ESPN personalities who will be featured on ESPN and ESPN2 during Belmont week are Kenny Mayne, Rece Davis, Thea Andrews (Cold Pizza), Randy Moss, Hank Goldberg, Jeannine Edwards and Kurt Hoover.Belmont Coverage on ESPN and ESPN2
(Subject to change)
Date, Network Time (ET), Show/Race Track
6/3, ESPN2, 2:00-2:30 p.m., Long John Silver's Wire to Wire Belmont
6/4, ESPN2, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Acorn and Flash Stakes (LIVE), Belmont
6/4, ESPN2, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Smarty Jones Triple Crown Challenge
6/5, ESPN, 5:30-6:00 a.m,. Long John Silver's Wire to Wire Belmont
6/5, ESPN2, 1:00-2:00 a.m., Smarty Jones Triple Crown Challenge
6/5, ESPN2, Noon-1:00 p.m., Smarty Jones Triple Crown Challenge
6/5, ESPN, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Today at the Belmont Stakes featuring the Vagrancy Handicap (LIVE), Belmont
6/5, ESPN, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Belmont Stakes Special featuring:
-Just A Game Breeders' Cup Handicap (LIVE)
-Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup Handicap (LIVE)
-True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (LIVE) Belmont
6/5, ESPN, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Triple Crown 2004 Belmont