Which horses and jockeys are the best bets to make for Belmont Stakes in 2020?
We won't know until we see the Belmont race entries, but it pays to keep an eye on up-and-coming horses to bet on them in 2020.
Until then, find the Belmont Stakes Horses line-up and their odds from last year.
The Belmont race has the nickname ‘The Test of the Champion’ for a good reason. Fans all over the world live stream the Belmont Stakes results since it is one of the biggest horse races in the world.
It has been the scene of 13 Triple Crown winners in its time, with Sir Winston winning the 151st Belmont Stakes this year in 2019.
It is Trainer Marc Casse’s second Triple Crown win of the year and his first Belmont Stakes win ever. Joel Rosario, the Jockey, previously won the Belmont with Tonalist in 2014.
Belmont Stakes Results 2019
|Sir Winston||1st||Joel Rosario||Mark Casse||12-1|
|Tacitus||2nd||Jose Ortiz||Bill Mott||9-5|
|Joevia||3rd||Joese Lezcano||Greg Sacco||30-1|
|Tax||4th||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Danny Gargan||15-1|
|Spinoff||6th||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|Everfast||7th||Luis Saez||Dale Romans||12-1|
|Intrepid Heart||8th||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||10-1|
|War of Will||9th||Tyler Gaffalione||Marc Casse||2-1|
|Bourbon War||10th||Mike Smith||Mark Hennig||12-5|
Belmont Stakes Online Betting: Picks & Predictions
As with the Preakness Stakes, the only horse that can be automatically entered into the race is any that is still in contention for the Triple Crown, having already won the previous two races. After that, there are only 11 other places available for your Belmont Stakes picks.
The strict selection means only the best horses will be available for Belmont Stakes betting and this will generally be done via career earnings to that point. It’s the same method that is used for the Preakness Stakes and with the Kentucky Derby stakes being done in a very similar way.
Due to the three year age limit, that means that many of the Belmont Stakes picks are known already, especially with famous trainers putting their best horses forward.
A lot of the Belmont Stakes picks will depend on those races in Louisville and Baltimore, if there is a Triple Crown threat, then it automatically becomes a popular Belmont Stakes betting option and can often mean there is plenty of value in the rest of the field.
Although Maximum Security technically came first at the Kentucky Derby, the horse was disqualified for fault and it was Country House who took the 1st place, followed by Code of Honor and Tacitus.
Country House did not end up competing in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, meaning that this year there will not be a Triple Crown winner.
However, there will still be some strong contenders competing at the Belmont Stakes 2019. Such as Tacitus, mentioned above, as well as, by War of Will, who came first at Preakness. Another one is the Japanese Colt Master Fencer, having confirmed that the horse is not injured and ready to race after being seen stumbling during practice.
As it has done plenty of times in the past, the Belmont Stakes results winner may well come from outside the list of Belmont Stakes odds favorite.
Belmont Stakes Horse Racing
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown tour. It’s a time when many horses go for glory before a well-earned rest with many of them having three races in four weeks, following the Preakness Stakes the week before and the Kentucky Derby two weeks before that.
The race is the oldest of the three races as it was started well back in 1867 and it is also the longest of the three, with the race being run over 1.5 miles. Like all three though, it is a Grade I thoroughbred horse race that is open to three-year-olds.
The other two races have nicknames relating to the flowers that are draped over the winner (roses in Kentucky, yellow flowers in Preakness) and Belmont is no different. Thus, the name ‘The Run For The Carnations” refers to the race along with ‘The Test of the Champions’.
It is hosted in Belmont Park in New York and is a very well attended event with a very high TV audience too. The anticipation can be high if the Triple Crown is on, but more often it is not and is still one of the most prestigious races in the world.
The last Triple Crown winner of 2018, Justify, was able to romp home to victory last year and deliver a memorable moment for the race. It will be interesting to see where the Belmont Stakes odds lie when the next race comes to town, and if a Triple Crown winner is still possible.
Betting on Belmont Stakes Horses Online
The Belmont Stakes horse odds will often depend on the winner of the previous two races. There are some great websites that will allow you to participate in Belmont Stakes online betting on these races to try and win money by picking the next great horse to come out of the Triple Crown races.
It’s a great challenge and one that many horse racing enthusiasts love. Of course, you don’t have to be a die-hard horse racing fan to pick a winner in these races. There will be many people using sign-up offers to get involved in the Triple Crown, culminating with this great race.
Once you are on your favorite website and have looked up Belmont Stakes predictions, you’ll be able to see all the key details to judge who is going to win the race and try to use that knowledge to win some money.
Hopefully, whoever wins the race, you are winning alongside them and enjoying the Belmont race as much as the winning trainer, jockey and horse, whoever that might be.
Belmont Stakes 2019: Odds before the Race
|1||Joevia||Joese Lezcano||Greg Sacco||30-1|
|2||Everfast||Luis Saez||Dale Romans||12-1|
|3||Master Fencer||Julien Leparoux||Koichi Tsunoda||8-1|
|4||Tax||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Danny Gargan||15-1|
|5||Bourbon War||Mike Smith||Mark Hennig||12-1|
|6||Spinoff||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|7||Sir Winston||Joel Rosario||Mark Casse||12-1|
|8||Intrepid Heart||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||10-1|
|9||War of Will||Tyler Gaffalione||Marc Casse||2-1|
|10||Tacitus||Jose Ortiz||Bill Mott||9-5|
Belmont Stakes Online Betting FAQ
When does the Belmont Stakes race take place?
In 2020, the race takes place on Saturday, June 6. Belmont Stakes generally takes place annually on the first or second Saturday in June, three weeks after the Preakness Stakes and five weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The Belmont Stakes begins at 6.30 p.m. EST this year. On NBC, television coverage of the event will start at 5 p.m. EST.
View the calendar for other horse races to bet on.
How many horses run in the Belmont Stakes Race?
Belmont Stakes has a maximum limit of 12 horses, although it’s unusual that 12 horses actually participate in the same race. In 2018, for example, there were just 10 runners in the race, and in 2017 there were 11 runners.
What is the Belmont Stakes Prize?
The total prize for the Belmont Stakes is $1.5 million, which will be divided among the top eight finishers. The winner will collect $800,000.
Which trainers and jockeys have been most successful at the Belmont Stakes?
In the early days of the race, Jim McLaughlin was clearly the most successful jockey. He won astonishing six in seven races between 1882 and 1888.
The most successful trainer in the history of the Belmont Stakes is James G. Rowe Sr., who held eight wins. He first won in 1893, with his final success in the race coming in 1913.
He also won the race twice as a jockey. Over a total of 15 years from 1941-1955, Eddie Arcaro matched the six wins.