Despite being the final leg of horse racing’s historic Triple Crown, the sport’s enthusiasts have become a bit worried that biggest day of the year for horse racing, the Belmont Stakes, may be overshadowed this year. The reason for this is that the date of this year’s Belmont Stakes happens to fall on the same day as important dates for five other major sports.
Saturday, June 9, 2012 will host big events in professional boxing, hockey, basketball, tennis, and European soccer, in addition to horse racing. Manny Pacquiao will face Timothy Bradley in one of boxing’s biggest fights of the year, while a potential epic match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer looms at tennis’s French Open.
If need be, a decisive Game 7 will take place of the NBA’s Finals, as will Game 5 of hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals. June 9 is also the second day of the Euro 2012.