Curlin was upset last year by the filly, Rags to Riches in Belmont betting. It didn’t used to be this way though in Belmont Stakes bet history as favorites used to do quite well.
Belmont Stakes bet action has just gotten more unpredictable in the last 15 years or so. Most horses are just not bred to run a mile and a half anymore and that makes Belmont betting very unpredictable. Longshots like Sarava and Birdstone are starting to be more common in Belmont Stakes bet history. Anything can happen when horses are asked to go a mile and a half for the first and only time in their careers. Favorites have also been overvalued in recent years by fans looking to make a Belmont Stakes bet. Six horses in the past decade have had a chance to win the Triple Crown but failed in Belmont betting.
Most experts that make a Belmont Stakes bet believe that Charismatic would have won the 1999 race if not for breaking down. The 1998 race easily could have been won by Real Quiet who came in second in Belmont Stakes bet results and was denied a Triple Crown. Silver Charm was very close in 1997. A three year period recently from 2002-2004 saw three misses in Belmont Stakes bet action. War Emblem lost in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003 and Smarty Jones lost in 2004 Belmont Stakes bet results. The past three failures were bitter disappointments to race fans around the world.
Belmont Stakes bet action is just hard to predict in today’s horse racing world. It is very difficult for a horse to go a mile and a half and it is even tougher to have to do it just three weeks after the Preakness. Favorites overall in Belmont Stakes bet history have done okay winning over 40% of the time but that percentage keeps going down and recent history has shown that longshots have a chance in Belmont betting.