Belmont Stakes Betting
Belmont Stakes betting odds will not have a horse going for the Triple Crown in 2011 as Animal Kingdom won the Kentucky Derby while Shackleford won the Preakness. Without a Triple Crown on the line, Belmont odds will be wide open with a number of contenders to win this year’s race.
Belmont Stakes odds would have Animal Kingdom and Shackleford as two of the favorites if they are entered but also look out for Nehro who was the second place finisher in the Derby. The Belmont Stakes has been called the "Test of the Champion," because it is such a long distance race. As you look to bet Belmont Stakes odds you should look at factors like the past performances, class, track conditions and most importantly, stamina. If a horse can’t run a distance then they have no chance to win in Belmont odds.
It is not always easy to choose the winner in Belmont Stakes wagering at the sports book. The horses in the Belmont have never run a mile and half and will probably never run that far again. That makes it tough to find a quality horse without a lot of guesswork versus the Belmont Stakes lines at the sportsbook. Sometimes you have the added pressure of a possible Triple Crown if a horse has won the Derby and the Preakness. Even when you have a horse that goes into the Belmont with a chance for the Triple Crown, most of the time the horse fails.
Belmont Stakes odds are a bit different than the other two Triple Crown races. The Derby is a wide open betting affair where longshots rule the day. The Preakness is more of a favorite’s race with shorter prices while the Belmont could be anything. You could have a short price horse win or have a closer come from the clouds to hit a big price in Belmont Stakes odds at the sportsbook. That is what makes betting Belmont Stakes odds difficult for many horse racing bettors.
As you are betting 2011 Belmont Stakes odds remember to take a few shots in the exotics. Put together some nice exacta and trifecta boxes and try and hit the big score. That is really the only way to make good money in horse racing and Belmont Stakes odds definitely give you the chance to hit one of those nice payouts.
The Belmont Stakes was dealt a huge blow as I'll Have Another, the favorite to win and take the Triple Crown for the first time since 1978, was scratched from the race. I'll Have Another was scratched due to tendonitis in his left foreleg. This prompted his trainers to pull him from this weekend's event, leaving the field wide open.