Belmont Stakes odds will be closely followed in 2008 as Big Brown attempts to become just the 12th Triple Crown winner.
The only Belmont Stakes odds horse to win the Triple Crown and be undefeated was Seattle Slew in 1977. Big Brown will try and become the second Belmont Stakes betting undefeated Triple Crown winner.
Belmont Stakes odds will have Big Brown as the overwhelming favorite. History shows that the fastest running in Belmont Stakes odds history came in the 1973 race when Secretariat won by 31 lengths in 2:24. Many horses have tried to win the Triple Crown but have failed in Belmont Stakes betting. There have actually been 29 horses that tried for Triple Crown glory in Belmont Stakes odds and only 11 have pulled it off. There have been six horses just in the past eleven years that have failed in Belmont Stakes odds as they went for the Triple Crown. In 1997 it was Silver Charm that lost in Belmont Stakes betting. Kent Desormeaux was aboard Real Quiet in 1998 and lost by a nose to Victory Gallop in Belmont Stakes odds. Just a year later in 1999 it was Charismatic breaking his leg in the stretch to fail in Belmont Stakes odds. This decade has seen the other three failures as War Emblem lost in Belmont Stake odds in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003 and Smarty Jones in 2004.
2007 Belmont Stakes odds had Rags To Riches becoming the first filly in 102 years to win the race. The largest Belmont Stakes betting crowd was just over 120,000 that watched Smarty Jones fail in his Triple Crown attempt in 2004. The 2004 attempt by Smarty Jones was particularly disappointing for horse betting fans as they really fell in love with the small race horse.
2008 Belmont Stakes odds will be extremely popular simply for the fact that a Triple Crown is on the line. Many people want to be part of history so they will bet Big Brown regardless of his odds. If gamblers are willing to go against Big Brown they will find huge prices. That is tough to do, however, considering how dominant Big Brown has looked.