Belmont Stakes betting occurs each June as the third and final race in horse racing’s Triple Crown.
The 140th Belmont Stakes will get underway on June 7th at approximately 6:17 pm Eastern time and be televised on ABC television. Belmont Stakes odds at Belmont Park in Elmont New York will be very exciting with a Triple Crown on the line.
Belmont Stakes betting options are available on the June race with Big Brown the heavy favorite in Belmont Stakes odds. It is expected that Big Brown will go off at Belmont Stakes odds of about 1-5. He is expected to be followed in Belmont Stakes betting by Casino Drive at approximately 4-1. The rest of the Belmont Stakes betting field should have odds of 10-1 or more led by Denis of Cork and Tale of Ekati. Horses with Belmont Stakes betting odds of 20-1 or more will be Behindatthebar, Macho Again, Icabad Crane, Mint Lane and Tomcito.
Belmont Stakes betting has horses running a mile and a half over the Belmont Park track. It is the longest distance these horses will have ever run or will ever run again. The purse for the Belmont is $1 million dollars. The 2007 Belmont Stakes betting winner was the filly Rags To Riches who paid $10.60 to win. Belmont Stakes odds favorite Curlin finished second and paid $3.00 to place. Tiago finished third and paid $3.70 in Belmont Stakes betting.
Belmont Stakes betting is either very popular with millions of viewers tuning in around the world or it is rarely followed. The question of popularity depends entirely on whether or not a Triple Crown is on the line. When a Triple Crown could be won, Belmont Stakes betting is extremely popular with bettors placing wagers on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. This usually leads to the Triple Crown hopeful horse being odds-on in Belmont Stakes betting.
Many horses have entered the Belmont with a chance at Triple Crown glory but failed in their attempts. Three horses have failed in Triple Crown attempts this decade with War Emblem, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones disappointing horse racing fans.