Belmont Stakes Latest Odds 2020

With the 2020 Belmont Stakes over, we look forward to next year's event. As it stands, the odds for the 2021 Belmont Stakes aren't yet available. As soon as the odds become available we'll be sure to update this page. This page was last updated on June 22, 2020.

The 2020 Belmont Stakes was run on June 20th and was won by Tiz the Law, who ran the race in a time of 1:46.53. There are still other race events yet to be run this year, so be sure to check out the latest horse racing odds

 

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Belmont Stakes 2020 Picks and Predictions

Dual Grade 1 winner Tiz the Law is the 6-5 favourite in the 2020 Belmont Stakes, and deservedly so. The New York-bred star, who was a big winner over this course last year as a juvenile, should be used on top in most bets, and could even be singled in multi-race wagers. Choosing who to fill in beneath him is a matter of selecting which horses bring the most value.

Tap It to Win is coming off two straight victories this year, has a win over the track by five lengths and is well-positioned on the rail. Max Player has already won over the 1 1/8-mile distance here in New York and has had plenty of time to recoup with a phenomenal bullet workout on June 3. Dr Post was a stakes winner in April for Todd Pletcher and appears to be improving all the time.

  • $20 Win, #8 Tiz the Law
  • $5 Exacta, #8 Tiz the Law with #1 Tap It to Win and #9 Dr Post
  • $1 Superfecta Box, #1 Tap It to Win, #3 Max Player, #8 Tiz the Law, #9 Dr Post

In the chance that something goes awry with Tiz the Law and you want to be covered with some possible huge payouts, bettors can try the following:

  • $10 Win, #1 Tap It to Win and #3 Max Player
  • $2 Exacta, #1 Tap It to Win, #2 Sole Volante, and #9 Dr Post over #8 Tiz the Law

Belmont Stakes Day Bets

As race day draws closer, handicappers will be keeping an eye on updated Belmont odds on the contenders and will be considering multiple betting options such as Win, Place, and Show as well as exotics such as exactas, trifectas, superfectas, and multi-race wagers.

The first Pick 4 will be on Races 2 – 5, starting with the Woody Stephen Stakes (G1). Here is a possible ticket for the first Pick 4, with a base wager of 50 cents.

  • Race 2 – 1, 3
  • Race 3 – 1, 5, 6, 7
  • Race 4 – 1, 5, 6
  • Race 5 – 2, 8

Ticket Price: $24

The second Pick 4 is on Races 7 – 10, including the Belmont Stakes.

  • Race 7 – 3, 4, 10
  • Race 8 – 1, 7
  • Race 9 – 2, 4
  • Race 10 - 8

Ticket Price: $6

The Pick 3 starts in Race 1 and rolls through every race until Race 9. As such, you can bet on races 1 – 3, then 2 – 4, 3 – 5, through 9 – 11.

The Pick 3 from Races 9 through 11 could look as such:

  • Race 9 – 1, 2, 4, 7
  • Race 10 – 1, 2, 8
  • Race 11 – 1, 9, 11

The other major race on the card is the $300,000 Acorn Stakes (G1) for sophomore fillies. #1 Gamine is unproven in stakes company but is a $1.8 million purchase and unbeaten in two starts. She drew the rail, while #8 Perfect Alibi on the outside is making her 2020 debut after being a Grade 1 winner in New York last year. She has not run since finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita in November. Bob Baffert trains Gamine, and Mark Casse trains Perfect Alibi.

How to Bet the Belmont Stakes

Betting on the Belmont Stakes usually comes down to selecting a talented three-year-old who can both go the full distance and isn’t too tired from the rigorous prep schedule in the spring. The Belmont is notorious for recent upsets, with double-digit payout winners regularly outlasting the favourites down the stretch.

It is a myth that closers perform better in the long straightaway at Belmont; in reality, speed is often king as controlling the pace over the extra-long racetrack configuration results in plenty of winners. A late-running closer often struggles in the lane compared to a horse who has been either leading or is sitting just behind the pace to pounce.

It is wise to evaluate how the track is playing, given that on some major race days the track and be harder and faster. Weather plays a role in picking a Belmont winner as well since the track can play either fast or slow depending on the amount of rain.

  • Belmont Stakes Live Odds

    Whether you are making a future bet or waiting for the live odds on raceday, you can bet your Belmont selection to Win, Place or Show as a single bet, a combination of two places or right across the board. After making a Win bet, think of a Place or Show bet as a "saver" and consider the odds. Horses at +300 or lower should be bet only to win, up to +600 to Win and Place, and +700 and above to Win and Show. 

  • Belmont Stakes Multirace Exotics

    On race day, Belmont Park will be offering some type of multi-race bet that will include the Belmont Stakes, most likely Pick3, Pick4 and Pick5, where you try and get the winner in three, four or five straight races. Usually when making these kinds of bets you want to "key" on one horse as a single Win bet in one of the races, and then choose two or three other horses in the other races to fill out the bet.

    To key one horse and use three others in a $2 Pick3 bet would cost $18: (1 x 3 x 3) = 9 x $2=$18.    

  • Belmont Stakes Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta Wagering Odds

    Exactas, trifectas and superfectas are bets where you pick the first two, three or four horses to finish in order in the race. While you can make these all straight wagers with single horses in each spot - for example 2/3 in that order in an exacta, 2/3/4 in a trifecta or 2/3/4/5 in a superfecta, the better strategy is to "box" these kinds of bets to give multiple combinations on the same horses. 

 

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

    All-time Belmont Stakes Winners

    When it comes to the subject of the best horses ever to win the Belmont Stakes, 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat is always the first name that comes up. Not only did he set a record in winning the race by an incredible 31 lengths, but he also set the race record time at 2:24. Given that the second-fastest time in the 45 years since then is a full two seconds slower, it's a record that may never be broken. 

    More recently, American Pharoah in 2015 scored an emotional win when he took the Belmont after sweeping the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, becoming the first horse in 37 years to claim the US Triple Crown. Just three years later, Justify replicated his stablemate's feat, completing the Triple in 2018.

    Have a look at all of the Belmont Stakes Champions:

    Year Belmont Stakes Winning Horse
    2019 Sir Winston
    2018 Justify (Triple Crown Winner)
    2017 Tapwrit
    2016 Creator
    2015 American Pharaoh (Triple Crown Winner)
    2014 Tonalist
    2013 Palace Malice
    2012 Union Rags
    2011 Ruler on Ice
    2010 Drosselmeyer
    2009 Summer Bird
    2008 Da'Tara
    2007 Rags to Riches (Filly)
    2006 Jazil
    2005 Afleet Alex
    2004 Birdstone
    2003 Empire Maker
    2002 Sarava
    2001 Point Given
    2000 Commendable
    1999 Lemon Drop Kid
    1998 Victory Gallop (Canadian)
    1997 Touch Gold
    1996 Editor's Note
    1995 Thunder Gulch
    1994 Tabasco Cat
    1993 Colonial Affair
    1992 A.P. Indy
    1991 Hansel
    1990 Go And Go
    1989 Easy Goer
    1988 Risen Star
    1987 Bet Twice
    1986 Danzig Connection
    1985 Creme Fraiche
    1984 Swale
    1983 Caveat
    1982 Conquistador Cielo
    1981 Summing
    1980 Temperence Hill
    1979 Coastal
    1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown Winner)
    1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown Winner)
    1976 Bold Forbes
    1975 Avatar
    1974 Little Current
    1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown Winner)
    1972 Riva Ridge
    1971 Pass Catcher
    1970 High Echelon
    1969 Arts and Letters
    1968 Stage Door Johnny
    1967 Damascus
    1966 Amberoid
    1965 Hail To All
    1964 Quadrangle
    1963 Chateaugay
    1962 Jaipur
    1961 Sherluck
    1960 Celtic Ash
    1959 Sword Dancer
    1958 Cavan
    1957 Gallant Man
    1956 Needles
    1955 Nashua
    1954 High Gun
    1953 Native Dancer
    1952 One Count
    1951 Counterpoint
    1950 Middleground
    1949 Capot
    1948 Citation (Triple Crown Winner)
    1947 Phalanx
    1946 Assault (Triple Crown Winner)
    1945 Pavot
    1944 Bounding Home
    1943 Count Fleet (Triple Crown Winner)
    1942 Shut Out
    1941 Whirlaway (Triple Crown Winner)
    1940 Bimelech
    1939 Johnstown
    1938 Pasteurized
    1937 War Admiral (Triple Crown Winner)
    1936 Granville
    1935 Omaha (Triple Crown Winner)
    1934 Peace Chance
    1933 Hurryoff
    1932 Faireno
    1931 Twenty Grand
    1930 Gallant Fox (Triple Crown Winner)
    1929 Blue Larkspur
    1928 Vito
    1927 Chance Shot
    1926 Crusader
    1925 American Flag
    1924 Mad Play
    1923 Zev
    1922 Pillory
    1921 Grey Lag
    1920 Man o' War
    1919 Sir Barton (Triple Crown Winner)
    1918 Johren
    1917 Hourless
    1916 Friar Rock
    1915 The Finn
    1914 Luke McLuke
    1913 Prince Eugene
    1912 No Race - Hart–Agnew Law
    1911 No Race - Hart–Agnew Law
    1910 Sweep
    1909 Joe Madden
    1908 Colin
    1907 Peter Pan
    1906 Burgomaster
    1905 Tanya (Filly)
    1904 Delhi
    1903 Africander
    1902 Masterman
    1901 Commando
    1900 Ildrim
    1899 Jean Bereaud
    1898 Bowling Brook
    1897 Scottish Chieftain
    1896 Hastings
    1895 Belmar
    1894 Henry of Navarre
    1893 Comanche
    1892 Patron
    1891 Foxford
    1890 Burlington
    1889 Eric
    1888 Sir Dixon
    1887 Hanover
    1886 Inspector B
    1885 Tyrant
    1884 Panique
    1883 George Kinney
    1882 Forester
    1881 Saunterer
    1880 Grenada
    1879 Spendthrift
    1878 Duke of Magenta
    1877 Cloverbrook
    1876 Algerine
    1875 Calvin
    1874 Saxon
    1873 Springbok
    1872 Joe Daniels
    1871 Harry Bassett
    1870 Kingfisher
    1869 Fenian
    1868 General Duke
    1867 Ruthless (Filly)