Belmont Stakes odds are either the most followed of the Triple Crown odds or the least followed by sports betting gamblers.
It all depends upon whether or not a horse is still alive for the Triple Crown. Belmont odds can see virtually anything, from short fields to double-digit fields of horses trying to run a mile and a half.
Belmont Stakes odds have a rich history going back more than 100 years. Perhaps the most famous of the Belmont odds was in 1973 as Secretariat won by 31 lengths, setting a new world record for a mile and a half. He was the ninth horse in history to win the Triple Crown and it wasn’t even close.
Online betting history tells us that only eleven horses in history have won in Belmont Stakes odds and completed horse racing’s Triple Crown. Many times a horse will win the first two legs of the Triple Crown and then fail in Belmont Stakes odds. While that has happened a lot lately, including last year when Big Brown failed in Belmont odds, it will not happen in 2009 Belmont Stakes odds since Mine That Bird won the Derby while Rachel Alexandra won the Preakness. Sports betting history tells us that there has not been a Triple Crown winner since 1978.
Looking back at Belmont Stakes odds we find that the first race was run at Jerome Park in 1867 and stayed there for three years. It moved to Morris Park for 15 years and even made it to Aqueduct for five years in the 1960’s.
Belmont Stakes odds are the oldest of the Triple Crown races by quite a bit. Belmont Stakes odds are six years older than the Preakness and eight years older than the Kentucky Derby.
Belmont odds history tells us the smallest field ever was two horses, which happened five times in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The largest field in Belmont odds history was the 15 that entered in 1983.
Belmont Stakes odds saw the highest price winner occur in 2002 when Sarava paid $142.50 in online betting while the lowest price winner in Belmont Stakes odds was Count Fleet in 1943, paying $2.10.
There were six times when Belmont Stakes odds did not pay off for place or show wagering including 1978 when Affirmed won the Triple Crown and in 1973 when Secretariat won the Triple Crown.
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