That was the year that War Emblem was thought of as the horse that would end the Triple Crown drought. It is always nice to get a big price in Belmont Stakes betting and whenever a Triple Crown is on the line that is what you will find with the other horses.
Belmont Stakes betting always has huge favorites whenever a Triple Crown is on the line. Usually the favored horse in Belmont Stakes odds goes off at odds-on. The last horse to fail in Belmont Stakes betting with a Triple Crown on the line was Smarty Jones in 2004. The longshot Birdstone won at Belmont Stakes betting odds of 36-1 and disappointed almost everyone who had taken Smarty Jones in Belmont Stakes betting.
Did you know that in Belmont Stakes betting that the favorite has won 43% of the time? That is just above the normal average in horse racing betting where the favorite wins about 33% of the time. The problem with taking the favorite in Belmont Stakes odds is that the payout is just not enough to make you money in the long run. If you are taking a horse in Belmont Stakes betting that goes off at odds-on, that means you have to win more than half of the time to make money. Not all Belmont Stakes betting favorites go off at even money or less but it has happened quite a bit in history.
The 140th Belmont Stakes takes place on Saturday, June 7th with Big Brown the prohibitive Belmont Stakes betting favorite. The post time for the Belmont is approximately 6:25 pm Eastern time and the race will be televised by ABC. If you are looking at Belmont Stakes odds you will find Big Brown listed at about 1-5. Underdogs in Belmont Stakes betting worth a look might be Casino Drive and Denis of Cork.