Bet on Belmont Stakes action for the 2008 Belmont Stakes will get underway on Saturday, June 7th from Belmont Park in New York and be televised on ABC.
Belmont betting is the last part of the Triple Crown races and the most difficult for horses to win. Let’s take a look at some facts regarding the Belmont Stakes.
Bet on Belmont Stakes action in 2007 saw the filly Rags to Riches upset Curlin to win the race. She was the third filly to ever win in Belmont betting. Jockey John Velazquez broker his streak as did trainer Todd Pletcher as both finally won for gamblers that bet on Belmont Stakes action.
Bet on Belmont Stakes action is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races. It is six years older than the Preakness and eight years older than the Derby.
Bet on Belmont Stakes action tells us that the race is actually the fourth oldest stakes race in North America.
Bet on Belmont Stakes history shows that the first post parade in the United States actually happened in the 14th edition of Belmont betting. The purse for the first running of the race according to bet on Belmont Stakes history was $2,500 as the filly Ruthless won the race. The 1992 race had the biggest purse of almost $2 million in Belmont betting.
Bet on Belmont Stakes action has seen the favorites do very well overall in history but not as well in the last decade. There was a period of 32 years when the favorite won 19 bet on Belmont Stakes races. In the past 10 years the favorite has struggled, especially Triple Crown hopefuls as they have lost six times in Bet on Belmont Stakes history.
As you look to bet on Belmont Stakes action this year you always want to keep in mind pedigree since the Belmont is run at a mile and a half. The distance is the most important factor when you consider horses that are racing in the Belmont. Other factors like jockey, trainer and post position have less importance in the Belmont.