The 2021 Belmont Stakes is coming up on Saturday, June 6, 2021. Early odds for the 2021 Belmont Stakes began to come out within the two weeks after the Preakness Stakes, as more trainers and owners announce their intent to go to the Belmont Stakes. This page was last updated on June 3, 2021:
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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. Make sure you are ready for the 2021 Belmont Stakes when the odds are unveiled, by signing up for the best Canadian online racebooks.
BELMONT STAKES 2020 PICKS AND PREDICTIONS
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 Belmont Stakes Day card on Saturday, June 5 will feature eight stakes races. Those include three Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races, which award their winners a free berth into a Breeders’ Cup Championship race later this year.
The Jaipur (G1) is one of the biggest turf sprints of the year. Its winner earns a bid to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Australian-bred mare Oleksandra, trained by Neil Drysdale, beat males in the 2020 edition of the Jaipur. Trainer Christophe Clement has been one to watch in the Jaipur in recent years; he won three straight editions from 2016 through 2018 with Pure Sensation and Disco Partner.
The Ogden Phipps (G1) awards its winner a bid to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). It has been won by distaff stars like Midnight Bisou, Songbird, Abel Tasman, and Close Hatches in recent years, and always draws a field of important filly and mare dirt runners.
A bid to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) awaits the winner of the Metropolitan Handicap (G1), which is also one of the biggest stallion-making races in the country. Recent winners who are successful at stud include Frosted, Palace Malice, and Quality Road. Older winners who also became major stallions include Ghostzapper, Langfuhr, Holy Bull, and In Reality.
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|
|2020||Tiz The Law|
|2018||Justify (Triple Crown Winner)|
|2015||American Pharaoh (Triple Crown Winner)|
|2011||Ruler on Ice|
|2007||Rags to Riches (Filly)|
|1999||Lemon Drop Kid|
|1998||Victory Gallop (Canadian)|
|1990||Go And Go|
|1978||Affirmed (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1977||Seattle Slew (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1973||Secretariat (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1969||Arts and Letters|
|1968||Stage Door Johnny|
|1965||Hail To All|
|1948||Citation (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1946||Assault (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1943||Count Fleet (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1941||Whirlaway (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1937||War Admiral (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1935||Omaha (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1930||Gallant Fox (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1920||Man o’ War|
|1919||Sir Barton (Triple Crown Winner)|
|1912||No Race – Hart–Agnew Law|
|1911||No Race – Hart–Agnew Law|
|1894||Henry of Navarre|
|1878||Duke of Magenta|
Belmont Stakes Betting FAQ
The Belmont Stakes is traditionally three weeks after the Preakness Stakes, and five weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The 2021 Belmont Stakes will be run on Saturday, June 5.
The Belmont Stakes is run at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Yes! In Canada, TSN will broadcast the Belmont Stakes live.
Up to fourteen of the best three-year-olds are allowed to compete in the Belmont Stakes.
Up to 120,000 people have attended the Belmont Stakes in past years. However, with COVID-19 safety restrictions still in place, only 11,000 fans will be allowed to attend the Belmont Stakes in 2021.
The purse for the 2021 Belmont Stakes is $1.5 million, from which the winner receives $800,000.
Traditionally, the Belmont Stakes is the final race of the American Triple Crown. Though it was the first in the series due to COVID-19 rescheduling in 2020, it is back to its customary spot on the calendar in 2021, and is the final race of the series.
The Belmont Stakes is 1 1/2 miles long, making it the longest of all of the Triple Crown races in the United States.
The 2021 Belmont Stakes favourite will not be known for sure until closer to the race date. However, likely candidates for favouritism include Blue Grass Stakes (G2) winner Essential Quality and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Rombauer.
Yes! You can easily play the Belmont from the comfort and safety of their own homes. All you need is an internet-connected device such as a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You can then sign up for a sportsbook and bet the race online from their website, or download a betting application for instant access.
Absolutely! You can use the browser on a mobile device to access all top racebooks and make your Belmont Stakes bets on the go.
Many sportsbooks also offer mobile betting apps. By downloading and installing these mobile apps, you can get the smoothest betting experience, designed from the ground up for your smartphone.
Many sportsbooks offer wagering on the Belmont Stakes, and choosing one can be difficult.
This is where our expert sportsbook reviews come in. They make it easy for you to learn about trusted online sportsbooks, learn which ones have the best features for betting horse racing, and find out who offers the best bonuses for the best you like to make.
Read the sportsbook reviews section of our website, and find out which site is best for you to bet the Belmont with confidence!
Yes! Many top Canadian sportsbooks offer excellent bonuses for betting the Belmont Stakes, including deposit bonuses and horse racing rebates. These rebates vary by sportsbook, but typically run between 7% and 15% of your daily betting volume, whether you win or lose your wagers.
Unfortunately, most sportsbooks do not offer live streaming of the Belmont Stakes yet. However, it is worth checking their websites closer to see if they have gotten a streaming agreement.
No matter what, you can watch the TSN broadcast on your television or smartphone, and enjoy the race live while you wager!
Horse racing offers one of the broadest betting markets of them all. Some bets are simple and straightforward, though some other exotic wagers are more difficult, but offer bigger payouts.
It’s important to pick a bet which you can be confident in and feel the payout and risk are balanced enough to make you happy to play the bet!
You can make these kinds of bets on the Belmont Stakes, and on many other horse races:
– Pick 3
– Pick 4
– Pick 5