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)