Belmont Stakes odds on the 140th running of the Belmont Stakes will revolve around Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown.
The horse comes into Belmont Stakes betting undefeated and will go off as the heavy favorite against a weak field. Let’s take a look at Belmont Stakes odds.
Belmont Stakes odds history shows that the Belmont is a tough mile and a half race that wears down nearly every horse. North American horses are just not bred to run that far and many trainers don’t like running their horses that distance because it is such an endurance race. Some trainers have run their horses in the Peter Pan Stakes as a prep race to the Belmont and that will be the case for Belmont Stakes odds second choice Casino Drive. The Peter Pan is run two weeks prior to the Belmont and gives trainers a good steppingstone race since it is run at a mile and an 8th. In recent years, horses such as A.P. Indy, Colonial Affair and Lemon Drop Kid ran in the Peter Pan Stakes before winning in Belmont Stakes odds although long-term history shows the Preakness is actually the better prep race to the Belmont for horses.
This year’s Belmont Stakes odds start and probably end with Big Brown. His Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories were dominating. Big Brown is getting high praise from other trainers and jockeys who think he is a super horse. The question for bettors is whether or not any horse can beat Big Brown in Belmont Stakes betting. The answer is probably not, but it is horse racing, and anything can happen in Belmont Stakes odds. The only two horses that will get much action in Belmont Stakes odds other than Big Brown are the Japanese horse Casino Drive and Kentucky Derby third place finisher Denis of Cork. All of the other horses look inferior to Big Brown in terms of Belmont Stakes odds.
Belmont Stakes betting continues to dash the hopes of Triple Crown hopefuls. Since 1979 we have had nine horses win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness only to fall short in the Belmont. Five of those horses ran in the last 11 years. Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem and Funny Cide all failed in Belmont Stakes betting. When betting this year’s Belmont Stakes we will see Big Brown go off as the Belmont Stakes odds favorite to change recent history. It will take a huge effort from a competitor or a collapse by Big Brown in Belmont Stakes odds to keep him from the Triple Crown.