Belmont odds have seen favored horses take a beating in recent years, many of which were going for the elusive Triple Crown. Let’s look at some of the recent disappointments in the Belmont Stakes.
Belmont odds twelve years ago saw Silver Charm let sports betting gamblers down when he lost to Touch Gold. That was a painful loss for those who bet Silver Charm in Belmont Stakes odds since the horse had the lead in the stretch. In 1998 it was another massive disappointment for sports betting gamblers who had Real Quiet in Belmont odds. The horse led down the stretch but lost at the end to Victory Gallop. It was three straight years of huge disappointment in Belmont Stakes odds as in 1999 Charismatic was looking like a winner when he broke his leg.
Three years later it all started again as War Emblem let everyone down in Belmont odds and didn’t win. He stumbled early and it cost him the race. The next year Funny Cide had to deal with a muddy track and failed in Belmont odds. A year later it happened again as Smarty Jones was caught by Birdstone in Belmont odds. And then in 2008 it was Big Brown being pulled up and finishing last in Belmont Stakes odds.
2009 will not see a Triple Crown on the line so there will not be a huge flop in Belmont odds. If the filly Rachel Alexandra is entered in the race she will be the favorite in Belmont odds at the sportsbook based on her Preakness win. If not, then Kentucky Derby winner and second place Preakness finisher Mine That Bird will be favored in Belmont odds at the sportsbook. Regardless, there will be no massive disappointment in Belmont odds in 2009 in sports betting. There could still be sports betting value though since favorites have been falling apart in this race in recent years.
You can get ready for exciting Belmont odds at the sportsbook by handicapping this year’s race. Look at the pedigree of all of the horses in the race and be sure and focus on the horses that ran in the Derby. Horses that ran in the Derby have shown themselves very capable in Belmont odds throughout the years. Open an Account and start betting on the 2009 Belmont Stakes at SBG Global!