Overnight television ratings for the Belmont Stakes were up 169 percent from last year. The final leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown gave ABC a 10.5 overnight rating compared to a 3.9 rating in 2007, the network said Sunday. Saturday's Belmont coverage also topped the rating of this year's Kentucky Derby (9.5) by 11 percent and Preakness Stakes (6.4) by 64 percent. In 2004, the last time a horse went into the Belmont after winning the first two legs, NBC had a 15.6 rating for the race in which Birdstone denied Smarty Jones' bid.