The last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen in 1978. Let’s look at Belmont Stakes betting and past Triple Crown winners.
Belmont Stakes betting has had a lot of big favorites throughout the years. Whenever a horse is shooting for the Triple Crown they will be heavily favored in Belmont Stakes odds. That is definitely the case with 2008 Belmont Stakes betting favorite Big Brown. He will go off at Belmont Stakes odds of about 1-5 in Belmont Stakes betting. The Triple Crown didn’t used to be so difficult to win. There were a number of Triple Crown winners in the 1930’s and 1940’s but only three horses won over the next 30 years. Only 11 horses in history have won in Belmont Stakes betting and become Triple Crown winners.
There have been a number of horses that have failed in Belmont Stakes betting when they were trying to win the Triple Crown. The latest failure in Triple Crown Belmont Stakes betting was Smarty Jones in 2004. The first Triple Crown winner was Sir Barton in 1919. The other 10 winners were Gallant Fox in 1930, Omaha in 1935, War Admiral in 1937, Whirlaway in 1941, Count Fleet in 1943, Assault in 1946, Citation in 1948, Secretariat in 1973, Seattle Slew in 1977 and Affirmed in 1978.
Belmont Stakes betting can capture the attention of the horse racing world when a Triple Crown is on the line. Since it has not occurred in 30 years, the attention in 2008 Belmont Stakes betting will be even higher. It also helps that Big Brown looks unbeatable and that only increases the attention in Belmont Stakes odds. Whether or not Big Brown wins in Belmont Stakes betting is yet to be determined but there is no doubt the interest in him is huge.