Certainly, it can be said that the Belmont Stakes is an all or nothing proposition. Some years the Belmont hosts the possibility of a Triple Crown championship horse. Other years when the Kentucky Derby winner is beaten at the Preakness Stakes the Belmont is often ignored. Thus, the Belmont Stakes betting factors are often the most challenging of any Triple Crown race. Handicapping factors include fatigued horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Balanced against that are fresher horses that skipped one or both events. Of the three Triple Crown races, the Belmont has the most variables.
2020 Belmont Stakes Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Saturday, June 6, 2020|
|Location:||Belmont Race Course, Elmont, New York|
|2020 Belmont Stakes TV Coverage||NBC|
|2020 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
2020 Belmont Stakes Overview
Inaugurated in 1867 the Belmont Stakes is the longest and final race of the Triple Crown schedule. Specifically, the Belmont Stakes is a mile and a half marathon that is known as “The Test of the Champion.” Should a horse win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes it can attain immortality at the Belmont. However, the Belmont Stakes can also be the ultimate heartbreak. A total of 23 horses had a shot at the Triple Crown only to go down at the Belmont. Secretariat is the most famous Belmont Sports betting winner with a runaway Triple Crown triumph in 1973.
Belmont Stakes Handicapping Factors
The first among factors to consider for the Belmont Stakes is the overwhelming hype if a Triple Crown is at stake. People who otherwise would have zero interest in horse racing will bet up the Triple Crown candidate into an overlay. The mania is a key factor in assessing Belmont Stakes Betting value. Even if the favorite clinches the Triple Crown the price is usually so high that it lacks much in the way of value. Second, if there is no Triple Crown title on the line the Belmont Stakes becomes the ultimate wild card.
Known vs. Unknown Wild Card Race
A host of unknown horses will compete in the Belmont Stakes regardless of circumstances. By contrast, if there is not a Triple Crown title at stake these horses will often dominate the lineup. But if the Triple Crown is on the line these unknown competitors will be totally overshadowed and ignored by the masses.
Top 2020 Belmont Stakes Contenders
First look at Belmont Stakes contenders must include Defense Wins. Owned by Kramer Racing the two-year-old colt is trained by Doug F. O’Neil. Defense Wins finished second in his maiden last July. Following that was a third-place finish. Both of those races took place at Del Mar. Defense Wins finished sixth in his most recent race at Santa Anita. Bred in Kentucky this colt is pointing towards a Triple Crown run.
Turn on the Magic
Turn on the Magic was a winner in his first race at Gulfstream Park last June. Namely, this colt is owned by Stonehedge LLC with trainer Michael Yates. Accordingly, he failed to finish in the money in the next two starts that followed. Turn on the Magic is Florida bred.
Specifically, two-year-old Scoring won his first race at Santa Anita. Doug F. O’Neal trains Scoring under the ownership of ERJ Racing. More emphatically his successful debut has gamblers eager for more.