Belmont Stakes Betting Odds and Race Information

Belmont Stakes 2019

The last leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is running on Saturday. But although we won’t be seeing a winner crowned this year, there’s still plenty of opportunities to walk into the Winner’s Circle by betting the race. Here’s some info on Belmont Stakes betting odds, and a preview of the race.

Belmont Stakes Odds & Info

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 2019.
  • Where: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York.
  • Post Time: 6:50 p.m. Eastern time

Belmont Stakes Betting Guide

Known as the “Test of the Champion,” this is the longest of the three Triple Crown races at 1.5 miles. The distance places fast horses at a disadvantage because endurance is critical, and jockeys have to be keyed into the horse’s pace.

Pace Breakdown

  • Pressers/Stalkers: These are the colts that come from behind
  • Front-runners: These horses tend to start strong and manage to keep a steady rhythm throughout the competition.
  • Closers: Horses that start slow, but manage to gain the right momentum, allowing them to be very competitive in the final stretch of the race.

Now, apart from considering the pace of the colt, the position of the horse on the track is also essential to help you make smarter wagers.

The colts that begin the race closer to the inside of the track will be running a shorter distance, and this can turn into a significant factor depending on the field of horses that are running.

Belmont Stakes Odds-on Favorites

Now, if you want to place some wagers on this race, these are the colts that can get you the biggest Belmont Stakes payouts:

Tacitus: Sired by Tapit, Tacitus enters as a 3-to-2 favorite, just ahead of War of Will. Tacitus is the only Belmont runner that hit the board in this year’s Kentucky Derby, and there are high expectations for him to win.

War of Will: The Preakness Stakes winner, War of Will looks to become the first horse to finish fourth or worse in the Kentucky Derby and win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes since Point Given back in 2001. War of Will is now at 5/2 odds to win.

This year’s two previous Triple Crown races were debacles after the Kentucky Derby winner was disqualified for interference and there was a horse without a rider in the Preakness. However, this leaves the Belmont Stakes with a wide open field which hides riches in the running, but only if you bet the race.