Belmont Stakes odds will culminate with the 140th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7, 2008.
Belmont Stakes betting is the final race in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Belmont Stakes odds have been around longer than either Kentucky Derby odds or Preakness odds and the race is the longest of the three Triple Crown races.
Belmont Stakes odds will not be the only horse racing odds on Belmont weekend. There will be the $250,000 Grade 2 Woody Stephens and the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap. These races will give gamblers even more action to consider before looking at Belmont Stakes odds.
Belmont Stakes odds go all the way back to 1867 when the filly Ruthless was the winner. Belmont Stakes betting is always interesting since the race is a mile and a half. It has been at that distance since 1926. Belmont Stakes odds history tells us that Belmont Park was built in 1905 in Elmont, New York. The track is said to be the largest in the world with the biggest fan capacity. The Belmont was named for August Belmont, Sr., who was very important in New York horse racing history. Belmont Stakes betting history shows that the Belmont Stakes was the first race in the U.S. to have the post parade. Belmont Stakes odds history shows that the song for the Belmont Stakes is “New York, New York.” That song started in 1997 as before that time the song was “Sidewalks of New York." The Belmont Stakes betting winning horse is given a garland made up of white carnations and the winning trophy is a silver bowl that was donated by the Belmont family in 1926.
Belmont Stakes odds history shows that the record for the mile and a half is held by Secretariat at 2:24. It is a record that may never be broken in Belmont Stakes odds history, and Secretariat’s 31 length margin is something that horse racing historians still talk about. Belmont Stakes odds history shows that Julie Krone is the only woman to win a Triple Crown race. She won aboard Colonial Affair in 1993. The only undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown was Seattle Slew in 1977. If Big Brown wins in Belmont Stakes odds he would become only the second undefeated champion.