This Saturday, June 8th at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will see ten horses racing in the Belmont Stakes.
It seems this Triple Crown season has experienced some odd turns from retracting the winner of the Kentucky Derby 20 minutes after the conclusion of the race stripping Maximum Security of his title due to an alleged foul to the start of the race throwing of jockey John Velazquez by Bodexpress in the Preakness. Now many are wondering will the Belmont Stakes hold its own odd event. The Triple Crown season will end with the Belmont Stakes.
In addition to the above news, Maximum Security’s owners are filing a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Derby results.
At the moment, the top pick for the Belmont Stakes is Tacticus for the mile and a half race. His odds sit at 9-5 despite coming in 3rd at the Kentucky Derby, after Maximum Security’s disqualification bumped Tacticus from fourth to third. Tacticus skipped the Preakness and is fresh to race.
Preakness winner War of Will shall race in the Belmont Stakes as well; his current odds are 2-1. However, there is some concern of exhaustion on War of Wills part for the Belmont Stakes. Not every horse can continue to provide consistent performance throughout all of the races he has run this season.
According to race records of the last 40 runs for the Belmont, the favored horse has only won 8 times. If you are wagering on the 151st Belmont Stakes, we suggest reviewing their current odds but not relying on the best pick from oddsmakers. In this case, we recommend reviewing the horse’s stats, jockeys, gate position, and race record this season.
Nonetheless, below we have provided the currently available odds on the ten horses to race in the Belmont Stakes.
- Everfast 12-1
- Tacticus 9-5
- War of Will 2-1
- Joevia 30-1
- Bourbon War 12-1
- Tax 15-1
- Sir Winston 12-1
- Intrepid Heart 10-1
- Master Fencer 8-1
- Spinoff 15-1
Wagering is available in New York through upstate casinos only. The state is hoping to launch state-wide betting as it has introduced several legal sports betting bills which intend to expand its current wagering market.