The Belmont race has the nickname of ‘The Test of the Champion’ and with a good reason. When it happens, there is always a huge amount of buzz around the event but even when it doesn’t it is still one of the biggest horse races in the world with many eyes on the Belmont Stakes results. It has been the scene of 13 Triple Crown winners in its time, with the last one being Justify in 2018.
Justify was able to romp home to victory last year and deliver a memorable moment for the race and 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.
Best Belmont Stakes 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. Leading the pack this year is Bob Baffert who is likely to have three horses vying for the win, and possibly the Triple Crown.
They are Improbable and Game Winner, with many people picking one of those to be their winner in the Belmont Stakes betting and Mucho Gusto which is also expected to place very highly in the Belmont race. There is a chance that Baffert will have a 1-2-3 at one point in the Belmont Stakes betting but there will be many others hoping to disturb that.
Vekoma is another horse who looks set to challenge for the favorite tag in the Belmont Stakes odds, as will War of Will who will most likely be one of the most exciting horses in the field. 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.
Instagrand, Gunmetal Gray, Signalman, Tax and Country House are other horses that might just sit outside the list of Belmont Stakes betting favorites but still have a great chance of winning if they can qualify for the race and have strong performances in the other Triple Crown races.
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.
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Belmont Stakes Horse Racing
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown tour and 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, with the Preakness Stakes being the week before and the Kentucky Derby being 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 too, 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; 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.
Betting on Belmont Stakes Online
The Belmont Stakes 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 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.