Belmont Stakes odds will be focused around Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown.
The horse has never lost in five races and will try and become only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner. Seattle Slew is the only horse to win in Triple Crown Belmont Stakes betting and be undefeated.
Belmont Stakes odds will have Big Brown as the odds-on favorite with probably Casino Drive the only other horse at Belmont Stakes odds of less than 10-1. Belmont Stakes betting tells us that the race is a tough mile and a half that wears down most racehorses. Horses are just not bred to run that far and many trainers don’t like running their horses in Belmont Stakes odds because it is such an endurance race. 2008 Belmont Stakes odds begin with Big Brown, go to second choice Casino Drive, then third choice Denis of Cork and then a bunch of longshots.
Since 1979 there have been nine horses win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness only to fall short in Belmont Stakes odds. Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones all failed in Belmont Stakes odds. When wagering versus Belmont Stakes odds you will have various options. The favorite Big Brown may not be the best value but it is hard to go against him. You may want to look at some longshots because Belmont Stakes betting has been known for upsets in recent years.
In horse racing anything can happen and the Belmont Stakes is a perfect example. The race is so long that it is tough to predict the Belmont Stakes betting winner. If you think a closer is the logical choice you would be incorrect. The best Belmont Stakes odds choice is actually the horse with tactical speed. Horses that are strictly closers don’t win the Belmont any more than a speed horse. You want to look for a stalker in Belmont Stakes odds and one that sits just off the pace. Take a look at the Belmont Stakes odds as you prepare your wagers.