Belmont Stakes betting is always very exciting if a horse comes into the race having won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. If there is not a Triple Crown on the line then the Belmont is not much more than a normal horse race.
Belmont Stakes odds throughout the years have seen the favorites win over 40% of the time which is higher than normal. The problem with taking the favorite in Belmont Stakes odds is that those numbers go back over 100 years. Recently, favorites have not done as well in Belmont Stakes odds. In fact, 8 of the last 10 Belmont Stakes odds favorites have lost. Triple Crown hopefuls in Belmont Stakes odds have been a disaster recently. Affirmed was the last horse to win the Triple Crown in 1978 but a number of horses have had chances since, and all failed in Belmont Stakes odds. The most recent failure was Smarty Jones who lost in Belmont Stakes betting in 2004.
Belmont Stakes odds may be unpredictable but in recent years they have paid pretty well. We already know that favorites have struggled in the past couple of decades in Belmont Stakes odds and that means a price can be found. You may want to look at Belmont Stakes betting in terms of the exotics and play some exactas, trifectas and even superfectas. That is a great way to hit a big ticket in horse racing anyway, and it applies to Belmont Stakes odds as well.
Don’t forget about the pick three, pick four and pick six as you look at Belmont Stakes odds. The Belmont is always part of the Pick four and Pick six since it is the marquee race and you can always put the race into pick three’s. Many people forget all about those multi-race exotics when looking at Belmont Stakes betting but oftentimes they offer value.
The 2008 Belmont Stakes gives you many different options. You can bet on the favored Big Brown or you can take a chance on one of the many longshots in the race.