Belmont Stakes betting choices begin weeks before the actual race takes place.
Many times the Belmont Stakes odds will be posted as soon as the Preakness is complete. These advance Belmont Stakes betting options can be attractive and are oftentimes different than what you might see on race day. Let’s consider Belmont Stakes betting choices.
Belmont Stakes betting rarely has much value in the normal win, place and show choices. The reason for this is that the favorite in Belmont Stakes betting usually goes off at low odds. This is always the case when a horse is trying to complete a Triple Crown. Unless you are willing to go against the public and bet against the Triple Crown hopeful, you are not going to get much value in win, place and show betting. You can, however, find some other Belmont Stakes betting choices. These begin with the exacta and the quinella. If you want to include the Triple Crown hopeful then you probably want to focus on the exotic wagers. Exactas and quinellas are one way to do this in Belmont Stakes odds. Other Belmont Stakes betting choices include the trifecta and the superfecta. These are Belmont Stakes betting choices that could pay a little more, even if the favorite wins. If you want to include the favorite you can also play a pick three, the pick four or even the pick six since the Belmont will be included in those multi-race options.
Keep in mind as you look at Belmont Stakes betting choices that the favorite doesn’t always win in Belmont Stakes odds. In fact, in the past 11 years, a total of six horses have gone into Belmont Stakes betting with a chance to win the Triple Crown and each has failed. All of them were heavily favored in Belmont Stakes odds. Most average gamblers won’t go against the Belmont Stakes betting favorite but history has shown that winning a Triple Crown is difficult and going against the favorite has proven profitable. Everyone wants to have a ticket on the Triple Crown winner which always drives the price on the favorite down lower than it should be.