The 2008 Belmont will be the 140th running of the race. There are a lot of great options to consider when you bet on the Belmont Stakes. Let’s take a look at Belmont betting.
Bet on the Belmont Stakes options begin with the normal win, place and show wagers and continue with exacta, quinella, trifecta and superfecta choices. You can also bet on the Belmont Stakes and include the race in pick three, pick four and pick six tickets. It is also possible that as you bet on the Belmont Stakes that you will have a chance to watch history if a horse is trying for the Triple Crown. Other Belmont betting options include matchups which sportsbooks will put up that pit one horse against another. These are popular since all you have to do is pick one horse to beat another one as you bet on the Belmont Stakes.
As you bet on the Belmont Stakes you may also want to consider other races on the Belmont card for that Saturday. ABC has television coverage of the main Belmont betting but ESPN will broadcast the other races on the card that include the Manhattan Handicap, the Acorn, the Woody Stephens, the Just a Game Handicap and the True North Handicap.
When you look to bet on the Belmont Stakes you will obviously want to consider horses that ran in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness but don’t forget about the Peter Pan Stakes. It has become a good prep for horses that may not have run in either of the first two Triple Crown races but are factors in Belmont betting.
There is no doubt that you will be more inclined to bet on the Belmont Stakes if a Triple Crown is one the line but don’t ignore the race even if it is not. Sometimes the best value can be found when there is no heavy favorite as you bet on the Belmont Stakes. This can be the time when the exotic tickets pay off well if there is not a heavy favorite when you bet on the Belmont Stakes.