Belmont Stakes betting information starts with the basics of when the race is held, the distance, and the field.
2008 Belmont Stakes betting has the race taking place on Saturday, June 7th with an approximate post time of 6:25 pm Eastern. Belmont Stakes odds have Big Brown as the prohibitive favorite in a field of nine horses.
Belmont Stakes betting action can be seen on ABC television and will be exciting because a Triple Crown is on the line. It has been 30 years since a horse won the Triple Crown and Big Brown will try and end that drought in 2008 Belmont Stakes betting. Belmont Stakes betting takes place from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Last year’s Belmont Stakes betting winner was the filly Rags to Riches who upset the favored Curlin in Belmont Stakes odds. She was out of the same mare as 2006 Belmont Stakes betting winner, Jazil. This year Casino Drive is the half brother to Rags to Riches and to Jazil and will be the second choice in Belmont Stake betting.
Belmont Stakes betting tells us that the race is run at a mile and half and is the longest race that most of these horses will ever run. Belmont Stakes odds are actually available before the race is run on Saturday, June 7th. The post position draw is on Wednesday and the official morning line Belmont Stakes odds will then be released. Belmont Stakes betting actually begins long before then though as the favored Big Brown had odds of about 1-3 after his Preakness win. It is estimated that he will go off at Belmont Stakes betting odds of 1-5 by post time.
The field in Belmont Stakes odds is expected to include the favored Big Brown, Japanese horse Casino Drive, Kentucky Derby third place finisher Denis of Cork, fourth place finisher Tale of Ekati, Anak Nakal, Icabad Crane, Preakness second place finisher Macho Again, Ready’s Echo and Da’Tara. Make sure and tune in on Saturday, June 7th to watch the 2008 Belmont Stakes.