How important is the jockey in Belmont betting? Let’s take a look at Belmont Stakes odds history and which jockeys have the most wins.
Belmont Stakes odds history shows that the all-time leading jockeys are Eddie Arcaro and James McLaughlin who won six times. Earle Sande and Bill Shoemaker won five times each in Belmont betting. Only one active jockey has more than one win and that is Edgar Prado who has won in Belmont betting twice in seven starts. No other active jockey has more than one win in Belmont Stakes odds betting. The jockeys with one win in Belmont Stakes odds are John Velazquez, Jeremy Rose, Fernando Jara and J.M. Kinane. Even though Velazquez has a win in Belmont betting his percentage is very poor as he has had 11 starts and only one win. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has had 10 starts in Belmont Stakes odds history and has never won. Not far behind him in lack of success in Belmont Stakes odds history is Jorge Chavez who is 0 for 9. Kent Desormeaux is 0-5 while jockeys Rafael Bejarano and Alex Solis are 0 for 3 in Belmont Stakes odds history. The jockey with the most recent success is Fernando Jara since he won his only start in the Belmont. There is just not much history to go on with most jockeys since many of them have only one or two starts.
The jockey factor in Belmont Stakes odds is another factor that is just not that important. The Belmont is such an unusual race that the trainer, the jockey and even the post position just don’t have much bearing on the race. At a mile and a half it is all about the horse in Belmont Stakes odds. The most important factor is stamina in Belmont Stakes odds. Yes, it is nice to have a quality jockey but history has shown that the jockey is just not a big factor in terms of Belmont betting success.