Traditionally, the full Belmont Stakes odds are released shortly after the conclusion of the Preakness Stakes This is because a multitude of contenders who have run at Pimlico will also choose to compete at Belmont Park.
Even still, the horses who run well at the other two legs of the Triple Crown may not make for the best bets. Of all the races in the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes odds are perhaps the most wide open. No horse that has won the Kentucky Derby in the past 15 years has won come through to win the Belmont Stakes. Only one Preakness Stakes winner in that same span has won at Belmont, making Afleet Alex (2005) a truly special horse.
These types of trends make the Belmont Stakes odds one of the highest action generators on the sports calendar. It is truly any horse’s race to win, even if there is a Triple Crown contender in the mix. Over the past five years, a horse with 10/1 odds or greater has placed in the top-4 making exotics and show bets extremely popular at this race.
Another fun fact with Belmont Stakes odds: the favorite hasn’t won in over seven years.
The Belmont Stakes will be held on Saturday, June 6th from Belmont Park. Stay tuned to BelmonStakesBettingOnline.com for everything you need to know about the odds and contenders!