Exaggerator’s horse betting odds of winning the 2016 Belmont Stakes turned out to be, well, an exaggeration. A long time ago a man said the last shall be first, and the first last. He had long hair and some wild ideas, and he didn't always do what other people thought was right. And that man's name was … I forget. You know who I'm talking about. He used to drive a blue car. The point is that Creator posted 13 in a field of 13 and went on to finish the 148th Test of Champions in first place. Meanwhile, Exaggerator seemed well content with the post he drew and that’s exactly where he finished – in 11th place.
Horse betting experts are bemoaning the fact that, A) the 2016 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11th will not see a Triple Crown champion and, 2) that there will not be a rubber match between Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist – who came down with fever – and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator – though how it could have been a rubber match when the former has beaten latter four times in the past has not been explained.
Now that Nyquist is out of the picture, Exaggerator is the Belmont Stakes betting favorite to win the 148th running of the Test of the Champions. And even if Nyquist weren’t still at Pimlico recovering from illness, Exaggerator has already proven he can beat Nyquist, which he actually did at the Preakness Stakes. Now that Exxie has been able to cross that out of his bucket list, what’s to stop him at Belmont? And while there will be no Triple Crown Champion this year, Exaggerator can still join the distinguished club of horses who have won both Preakness and Belmont – and which includes the likes of Pillory, Capot, Nashua, Damascus, Risen Star, Hansel, Tabasco Cat, and others.
Exaggerator has officially become the new odds-on horse betting favorite to win the Belmont Stakes after it has been reported that Nyquist will skip the race as a result of illness. Looking back on the Kentucky Derby winner’s run, it always seemed rather unfair that he was constantly and negatively compared to last year’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. However, in light of this new development, coupled with Nyquist finishing the Preakness Stakes in third place, it appears as if this horse was doomed to not a second more than his 15 minutes of fame – but since a horse year is equal to 6 1/2 human years, then 15 minutes would equal… well, you get the idea.
With the annual quest for the Triple Crown of Horse Racing underway this 2015, we now have 2 legs, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, now in our past, let’s move forward to the Saturday June 6th Belmont Stakes. This Belmont Stakes is the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown racing for thoroughbreds. Can American Pharaoh overcome the still competition to take this Triple Crown Race and become the first in nearly Forty (40) years to sweep the 3 races and take the Triple Crown? Will another horse beat American Pharaoh who has already won the Derby and the Preakness to continue the Triple Crown dry spell for another year?Continue Reading
Belmont Stakes betting odds will be on the board at Sbg global.com for the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11th.Continue Reading
The top two horses in the latest NTRA 3-year old poll and the likely favorites in Belmont Stakes betting if they are entered are Animal Kingdom and Shackleford.Continue Reading