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Check back for betting odds and full coverage of the 152nd Belmont Stakes race which will run on June 6, 2020!
Canadian sports bettors look once again for the best horse racing odds, since the Belmont Stakes takes place on June, 8, 2019. Updated on Race Day - we provide pony bettors with the best Belmont Stakes odds in the table below. Post time, for the third leg of the US horse racing Triple Crown, is 6:45 PM EDT!
A perfect day has dawned on Belmont Park, in Elmont, New York, and the 151st Test of the Champion is now just hours away. If the race runs as bookmakers forecast - this is a two-horse battle as #10 Tactius and #9 War Of Will leave the gate side-by-side as top chalk. With so many longshots - exotics will pay big!
Belmont Stakes 2019 Recap: Congratulations to Sir Winston, Jockey Joel Rosario and Trainer Mark Casse, on a terrific win in the 151st Belmont Stakes. Sir Winston made a bold move at the top of the stretch and went on to win by one length over race favorite Tactius. Huge longshot Joevia, who was +5000 at SportsInteraction, finished third and Tax completed the Superfecta.
Here are the 2019 Belmont Stakes payouts:
Sir Winston: Win $22.40 Place $8.80 Show $6.10
Tactius: Place $3.90 Show $3.20
Joevia: Show $8.70
$2 Exacta: (7 + 10) $96.00
$1 Trifecta: (7 + 10 + 1) $1,244.00
$1 Superfecta: (7 + 10 + 1 + 4) $10,428.00
Online bookmakers closing odds for the 151st Belmont Stakes:
Remember that the Belmont Stakes is the third jewel of the Triple Crown. If you were not happy with the Kentucky Derby odds, nor with the Preakness Stakes betting lines, now it is your chance! Restricted to three-year-old horses, the Belmont Stakes is run at 1 1/2 miles on the Belmont Park dirt track and offers a total purse of $1.5 million, with $800,000 going to the winner.
Third in the Kentucky Derby, #10 Tacitus is the Test of the Champion chalk (+175 at 888Sport) among top online bookmakers. That is partly based on the fact his sire, Tapit, has produced three of the past five Belmont Stakes winners - Tapwrit (2017), Creator (2016), and Tonalist (2014).
What are the Belmont Stakes odds
Belmont Stakes Latest Odds
A field of ten horses will enter the gate for the 151st Belmont Stakes and many of them are longshots. Joining Tactius, as an early betting favorite is Preakness champ #9 War Of Will (+225) will battle Tactius for a second time after the pair ran third and seventh respectively in the Kentucky Derby.
Following the Derby, the connections of Tacitus decided to skip the Preakness and train up to the Belmont instead. Ever since the spring prep races for the Triple Crown got underway, it was thought Tacitus' pedigree and running style made him a solid fit for the Belmont distance, and trainer Bill Mott decided it was better to give the horse a chance to rest and take his best shot at a Triple Crown race win with a fresh horse.
After getting caught up in all the traffic trouble that lead to the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, War of Will trainer Mark Casse wanted to give his horse a fair chance at coming right back and his faith was justified with the victory in the Preakness. Now he'll come back and race for the third time in five weeks, and will have to stretch out 5/16 of a mile further than he went in the Preakness.
Belmont Stakes Contenders
Outside of the top two, there are a few other runners in the field that deserve a look and offer rich Belmont Stakes futures odds to win. Three horses make up the mid-tier favorites at UK veteranBet365 sportsbook including #2 Everfast (+1600) plus #6 Spinoff and #3 Master Fencer who both have a +1400 price.
If you like the Tapit pedigree angle with Tactitus, you have to take a second look at #8 Intrepid Heart (+1200), his half-brother from the same sire. He comes into the Belmont after a third-place finish in the Peter Pan Stakes at the same track, a race that could be a key to the outcome of this one.
Undefeated after two races to start his career, Intrepid Heart probably lost all chance in the Peter Pan when he stumbled leaving the gate, but he's a very lightly raced colt who will be making just his third start of the year and seems likely to keep improving.
In 2014 Tonalist (by Tapit) won the Belmont after winning the Peter Pan Stakes and denied California Chrome a Triple Crown title. This year's Peter Pan winner Global Campaign is not running in thee Belmont, but runner up #7 Sir Winston (+1200) is part of the field and will be the second entry for trainer Mark Casse along with War Of Will.
Although he has won only two of nine races lifetime, the Peter Pan may have been his best efort to date and like a couple others here the added distance could be the key to success.
For a horse that ran in the money in all five of his first lifetime starts, a poor finish in the Kentucky Derby has #4 Tax (+2000) flying under the radar going into the Belmont as a longest shot on the board. Given the sloppy conditions, it might just be he couldn't find his footing at Churchill Downs and from a horse race betting point of view handicappers could be inclined to toss that race and look for a bounce-back effort here.
Final entries and the post-position draw for the 2019 Belmont Stakes will take place on Tuesday, June 4.
Belmont Stakes odds for Justify
Horses are only allowed to run once in the Belmont Stakes - in their three year old season. Justify won the Belmont Stakes race and claimed the Triple Crown in 2018 but has now been retired from racing. Here are some others Belmont Stakes runners for consideration. Box them in a trifecta for a solid pay day!
In the head-to-head matchup of the two top contenders in the Belmont, we're going to give the edge to Tactitus. Consider this our free Belmont Stakes pick. While a win in the Kentucky Derby would have been nice, as mentioned above he's been aimed at this race since early spring.
His racing style is to sit back off the pace and make a strong move through the final turn, something he did in winning the Wood Memorial earlier this year, and similar to what he did in the Kentucky Derby, where he was moving very well once he got room in the lane.
Tacitus was too far back out of the gate in the large Derby field, but he should be able to get better early position here despite his #10 post position start.
War Of Will is a talented colt, but he's had a tough spring racing campaign and had to deal with an injury leading up to the Derby. Without the traffic problems in the Derby there's a chance he could be going for a Triple Crown at Belmont, but the race will mark his fifth start in less than five months, and all that racing just might catch up with him on the long Belmont stretch.
Looking for some value, Intrepid Heart offers a lot of upside as a colt that is just learning to race and compete with the big boys. Speed-wise his numbers in the Peter Pan marked his third straight improvement and in the third race of his form cycle there's reason to believe he'll move forward again.
As race day draws closer, handicappers will be keeping and eye on updated Belmont odds on the contenders and while considering multiple betting options such as Win, Place and Show as well as exotics such as exactas, trifectas and multi-race wagers.
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:
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, 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.
Have a look at all of the Belmont Stakes Champions: