It is a race that will be heavily bet by gamblers around the world since a Triple Crown is on the line. Fans from all over the world will look at Belmont Stakes odds and wonder whether or not Big Brown can become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978.
Belmont Stakes betting oftentimes has a horse being heavily favored. That will be the case again in 2008 Belmont Stakes odds as Big Brown will go off at odds-on. Let’s take a look at some Belmont Stakes betting statistics from past history. Going back to 1905 we see that in Belmont Stakes betting history the post position with the most wins is post position #1. That is not surprising considering that saving ground can be important in such a long race. Other than the rail the other post positions with slight edges in Belmont Stakes betting history are the #3 and #5. The post position is less important in the Belmont than in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness because the Belmont is a long race where the start is not a huge issue.
Belmont Stakes betting history shows that only 9 foreign horses have ever won the Belmont Stakes. The last foreign horse to win was Victory Gallop who upset Real Quiet in Belmont Stakes odds. The losing jockey in 1998 was Kent Desormeaux who will ride Belmont Stakes betting favorite, Big Brown. Seven times in Belmont Stakes betting history a jockey has won back-to-back titles but no jockey has done it since Ron Turcotte won on Riva Ridge in 1972 and on Secretariat in 1973.
Belmont Stakes odds show that the lowest winning price was $2.10 on Count Fleet in 1943. The biggest Belmont Stakes betting price was the $142 paid on Sarava in 2002. There have been a total of 30 horses that went off at odds-on in Belmont Stakes betting. Only 12 of those horses were winners in Belmont Stakes betting.