The last leg of the Triple Crown is a great chance to get involved in Belmont betting. You can begin to bet Belmont action earlier in the week, long before the actual race begins.
Bet Belmont action is usually available at sportsbooks just after the post position draw for the Belmont Stakes. You also want to remember that just because you can bet Belmont action early, you can also play other races on that big Saturday. There is a 13 race card at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 7th and that provides a lot of Belmont betting action.
Fans love to bet Belmont action if a Triple Crown is on the line. The Belmont is run five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness. If a horse is trying for the Triple Crown it makes Belmont betting very exciting. Gamblers look to bet Belmont horses because it is the last major race until the Breeders’ Cup in November. Since history can be on the line when you bet Belmont horses there are things to be aware of. The race is 1.5 miles which is the longest any of these horses will have run or ever will run again. It is a grueling test of stamina that has ended a lot of Triple Crown hopes over the years. As you look to bet Belmont action be aware that post time is about 6:35 pm Eastern on Saturday and it is the 11th race on the Belmont card for the day. Other major races on the card give you other choices as you bet Belmont horses. There is the Manhattan Handicap, the True North, the Woody Stephens, the Just A Game and the Acorn. Those are all available for you to wager on as you bet Belmont horses. The 13 race card has the last race going at about 7:50 pm Eastern.
The 2007 Belmont Stakes was won by the filly, Rags to Riches before a crowd of 46,870. She upset the favored Curlin to become the first filly to win in Belmont betting in 102 years and only the third in history. The win also was the first ever for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez. Rags to Riches paid $10.60 for those that bet Belmont action.