There will be a different winner of the third Triple Crown race in Belmont betting since Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Preakness winner Lookin at Lucky will not be in the field.
History could be made in the Belmont on Saturday, June 5th. Ice Box and First Dude were the runner-ups in the first two legs of the Triple Crown but neither horse ran in both races. There have actually been six different horses that have finished in the money in the first two Triple Crown races. If Ice Box and First Dude run out of the money in the Belmont there would be nine different horses that finished in the money in the three races. When was the last time that happened?
There were actually nine different horses that finished in the money positions in the Triple Crown way back in 1926. It also happened in 1925. Could it happen this time? It seems somewhat unlikely since Ice Box is going to be the favorite in the Belmont. He would have to finish out of the money and then First Dude would also need to finish out of the top three spots. Both of those scenarios probably won’t happen but in the Belmont anything is possible.
There is no question that this year’s Belmont will not have as much intrigue with no big name horses running. That does not mean it can’t be a good race though. Just a year ago there was really not much intrigue to the race but the Belmont was still very competitive. It also produced a very good horse in Summer Bird. He was actually a much better horse a year ago than Mine That Bird who has not won a race since winning the Kentucky Derby. A horse like Ice Box or First Dude could be in a similar situation in this year’s race. Both have the ability to be very good down the road.
The Belmont is on Saturday, June 6th and although there will not be any big name horses in the field there still could be some history made in the final Triple Crown race of the season.