Following the 1978 Triple Crown title of Affirmed, it took an astounding 37 years before there was another winner. In the 1970s the Triple Crown was not at all uncommon. Seattle Slew was the winner just one year before Affirmed. Namely, Secretariat is the most famous Triple Crown betting champion of all. In 1973 Secretariat clinched the Triple Crown with a performance of the ages. He won the Belmont Stakes by a record-setting 31 lengths to go down as the greatest horse of all time. Overall American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018) have rejuvenated the Triple Crown.
2020 Triple Crown Betting
|Dates:||May 2, 2020. May 16, 2020. June 6, 2020.|
|Location:||Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore Maryland. Belmont Park, Elmont, New York.|
|2020 Triple Crown Betting TV Coverage||NBC|
|2020 Triple Crown Betting Odds at SBG:||Check Here.|
2020 Triple Crown Horse Racing Overview
Above all the Triple Crown is the most prestigious trio of horse races run annually in the United States. At the beginning of the Triple Crown, the season is the Kentucky Derby. “The Run for the Roses” remains the most iconic event in American Thoroughbred racing. The Kentucky Derby draws the most offshore betting money wagered than any other race on the season. Naturally, the winner of the Derby catches immediate attention as the potential Triple Crown winner. More often than not the Derby champion ends up an overlay in the Preakness Stakes that follows. The Triple Crown Hype is overwhelming.
The Second Leg – Preakness Stakes
While the Kentucky Derby is all about tradition the Preakness Stakes is more of a party. Pimlico Raceway is well known for its raucous infield with thousands of young people drinking the day away. The Preakness Stakes is not as much of a party for the Derby winner. That is because for two weeks the Derby champion is getting all of the headlines and attention. NBC will feature the winner in commercials and profiles to promote the race. And the casual Triple Crown Betting public falls into line. Ignorant money floods in on the Derby winner.
Belmont Stakes – “The Test of the Champion”
An account of the Belmont Stakes being the last leg of the Triple Crown is a potential day of pressure. For horses that win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Stakes immortality is but one win away. Indeed, the Belmont Stakes will make or break a Triple Crown Champion. Specifically, there have been 13 horses that have gone on to win the Belmont and Triple Crown. By contrast, 23 horses and their teams have suffered the heartbreak of not completing the third and final run of Triple Crown glory.
The Hype Machine Drives Betting Activity
Once upon a time Horse racing was once a top tier sport in the United States. That is no longer the case. But the Triple Crown is still the one event that casual fans will pay attention too. NBC gets good enough TV ratings to invest big money in the process. And if a horse wins the first two legs. The three weeks of hype leading up to the Belmont is amazing. Commencing with millions of dollars being wagered on a horse that nobody would otherwise care about. Counter to that is skilled horseplayers looking for the new value.
Triple Crown Betting
There is a multitude of ways to wager on the Triple Crown including race by race and with futures. The excitement begins several months before when the prep races start at the Breeders Cup.