Belmont Stakes Odds
All those interested in horse race betting might be eager to know more about the Belmont Stakes odds for 2021. Luckily, we’ve done our research for this article and came up with a selection of top Belmont picks as far as Belmont Stakes odds 2021 are concerned. You can also learn more about the Belmont Park results 2019 – winners included, as well as some predictions related to the last leg of the hunt for the Triple Crown.
Belmont Stakes Odds 2021
We’re a long way from receiving odds for the Belmont Stakes just yet, but one thing we can tell you to look out for is the general price of a Belmont winner.
The only Belmont Stakes winners in recent history to have gone off at short odds are those ultimately winning the Triple Crown, Justify and American Pharoah, as well as Tiz The Law who was winning in a year with less competition and over a shorter distance.
Otherwise, those further down the list have been successful in what is a tough race so always keep that in mind.
Top Horses in the Belmont Stakes 2021:
*Both horses and their assigned odds are subject to changes.
Given that Belmont is the fist race, it’s no wonder that there are many people on the lookout for Belmont Stakes odds 2021. You should have in mind that both the horses and the odds in this table are all subject to change in the months leading up to the race.
Belmont Stakes is the highlight of the horse racing season in the USA, as it is (usually) the last of the three races comprising the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. However, schedule adjustments lead to the Triple Crown being the first race, and noticeably shorter. The three-year-old horse who manages to win the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness Stakes, and finally the Belmont Stakes, is the recipient of the Triple Crown Trophy. Only thirteen horses have managed to do this in history, including legendary Secretariat in 1973 (who is still the track-record holder for all three races), and in recent history American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018.
How To Bet On the Belmont Stakes outside the US?
Even though the Belmont Stakes enjoy tremendous popularity in the USA, as this race is the pinnacle of the Triple Crown chase, it is also extremely popular among punters in the UK. All reputable bookmakers have extensive horse betting sections in their sports betting markets. This means that they cover both domestic and international races. You can find all the races taking place in the USA, including the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. This means that you can find lots of betting options for these three races, including the Belmont Stakes odds. Having in mind that all these races are popular among punters, lots of bookmakers also provide live streaming services enabling you to watch the races. Live streaming goes hand in hand with live betting, which is also available with the majority of online bookmakers.
Those brands that specialise in horse betting also aim at providing exclusive betting promotions when these three races are concerned. This is why it won’t come as a surprise to see various offers featuring the Belmont Stakes as the event draws closer. All you need to do to unlock these offers is register with an operator, meet the T&Cs and wagering requirements, and take advantage of their special Belmont Stakes betting odds.
Belmont Stakes Winners
As we’ve mentioned, unless a horse has proven to be exceptional like Bob Baffert’s two recent Triple Crown winners the shorter-priced horses have not done so well in the Belmont Stakes.
This race is 1½ miles, more than any of the contenders are used to, on a deep track and is staged within five weeks of the Kentucky Derby and three of the Preakness Stakes. It is a real slog, resulting in some of the less fancied horses winning and/or with those possessing stamina in their breeding being successful.
Here are the last ten winners of the Belmont Stakes:
|2020||Tiz the Law||4/5|
|2011||Ruler on Ice||24/1|
What Kind of Belmont Stakes Betting Odds Can You Find?
If you are searching for Belmont Stakes odds, you should know that the first ones that are going to be available are the ante-post or futures odds. These odds allow you to bet on the winner of the Belmont Stakes months, weeks, and days before this event is to take place. This means that if you manage to guess the winner correctly months ahead of the race, you can expect some excellent returns.
However, betting on ante-post markers also entails certain risks. The bookmakers try to guess which horses are going to participate in the race based on their recent performances and current form and many of them could even make it on the lineup list. But some of the runners might also be scratched on the race day, so one should take all these factors into consideration when looking to place a bet on the ante-post market.
Belmont Stakes odds FAQ
Take a look at some of the most common questions people have regarding Belmont Stakes betting odds and this race in general.
What are Belmont Stakes predictions for 2021?
Although this race is still some time away, some Belmont Stakes predictions have already started circulating. You can learn more about potentials pretenders for the Triple Crown in our table above. One thing is certain – the closer we get to the Belmont Stakes, the more we will know about Belmont Stakes lineup and odds.
When does the “Test of the Champion” take place?
The race traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in June, but this year it is rescheduled for June 20th, 2020. It starts around 3PM ET which is 7 PM GMT.
Who won the previous Belmont Stakes?
The winner of the 2020 Belmont stakes was Tiz the Law, as the first Ney York-bred horse to win the race since 1882. His assigned Belmont Stakes odds were 6-5 on some bookmakers’ websites. His trainer is Barclay Tagg, and his jockey for Belmont Stakes was Manuel Franco.
How many horses participate in the Belmont Stakes?
The limit to the number of horses that can participate in the Belmont Stakes is twelve. However, it’s common for fewer horses to appear in the race. In 2020 there were ten starters. However, only eight first finishers receive the winnings.