In 2008 Belmont Stakes betting there will be a huge amount attention focused on the race because Big Brown is trying to win the Triple Crown. No horse has won the Triple Crown in 30 years. What makes winning in Triple Crown Belmont Stakes odds so difficult?
Belmont Stakes odds history tells us that many horses have come into the Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown and failed. One of horse racing’s best trainers, Bob Baffert knows all about Triple Crown failures. He had Silver Charm in 1997 and lost in Belmont Stakes betting. He had Real Quiet the next year and lost to Victory Gallop in Belmont Stakes odds with jockey Kent Desormeaux on board. He had War Emblem who stumbled out of the gate in 2002 and lost in Belmont Stakes odds. Since Affirmed won in Triple Crown Belmont Stakes betting in 1978 there have been 10 horses that have tried for Triple Crown glory and failed in Belmont Stakes odds.
Bob Baffert believes you need a great horse and some racing luck. “So when everybody asks me why it is so hard to win the Triple Crown, I say, ‘Do you have a great horse?’” Baffert said. “Do you think Cigar could have done it, Ghostzapper? Spectacular Bid was a great horse, and he couldn’t do it. Sunday Silence, Smarty Jones, Real Quiet, Silver Charm – It’s just racing luck”. Some people blame jockey Kent Desormeaux for Real Quiet losing in 1998 Belmont Stakes odds action but not trainer Bob Baffert.
“Kent Desormeaux, everybody wants to blame him”, Baffert said. “You can’t get mad at Kent Desormeaux.” Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey has sometimes been critical of Desormeaux but others are critical of Bailey for denying Smarty Jones the win in 2004 Belmont Stakes betting. Bailey was aboard Eddington and pushed Smarty Jones early in the race and Smarty Jones was caught at the wire by Birdstone in Belmont Stakes odds.
Belmont Stakes odds will have Big Brown the overwhelming favorite but it won’t be the first time a horse in Belmont Stakes odds looked like a sure Triple Crown winner. Most experts believe Big Brown will win in Belmont Stakes odds. He is expected to go off at Belmont Stakes odds of about 1-5 as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978?