Belmont Stakes odds history shows that there have always been at least two horses in the field. The smallest Belmont Stakes odds fields were two horse fields in 1887, 1888, 1892, 1910 and 1920. The largest field in Belmont Stakes odds history was 15 in 1983. The largest attendance in Belmont Stakes betting history was in 2004 when the last Triple Crown attempt happened. Smarty Jones was the Belmont Stakes odds favorite but finished a disappointing second.
Belmont Stakes odds history since 1905 shows that the rail has been the place to be. 23 winners have come from the rail in Belmont Stakes betting. Close to the rail is a good spot as the #2 post position has 11 wins while the #3 position has 13 wins. In reality though, the post position in Belmont Stakes odds doesn’t mean a whole lot. The mile and a half distance of the Belmont Stakes makes it possible for horses to get a good spot on the track from any post position. Belmont Stakes odds show that the #4 post has 9 wins, the #5 post has thirteen wins, the #6 post has seven wins, the #7 post has eleven wins, the #8 post has six wins, the #9 post has four wins, the #10 post two wins and the #11 post two wins.
If you look at Belmont Stakes odds and just pick your favorite name you might want to know that the letter “C” is the most popular first initial for Belmont Stakes betting winners. If you go more by colors in Belmont Stakes odds you may want to know that Bay and Chestnut colors have the most wins with the Dark Bay or Brown not far behind. Colors that rarely win in the Belmont are the Black, Gray and Roan.