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2018 Belmont Stakes Odds: The Contenders

The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on June 9, 2018. Here is a look at the early contenders and their Belmont Stakes betting odds:

Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
Justify Bob Baffert Mike Smith 1/1
Audible Todd A. Pletcher  Javier Castellano 9/2
Good Magic Chad Brown Jose Ortiz 6/1
Hofburg Bill Mott  Irad Ortiz Jr. 7/1
My Boy Jack J. Keith Desormeaux Kent Desormeaux 9/1
Bravazo D. Wayne Lukas Luis Saez 12/1
Tenfold Steven M. Amussen TBD 12/1
Blended Citizen Doug F. O'Neill TBD 16/1
Vino Rosso Todd A. Pletcher  John Velazquez 20/1
Solomini Bob Baffert Flavien Prat 25/1
Machismo Anthony T. Quartarolo TBD 33/1
Instilled Regard Jerry Hollendorfer TBD  40/1
Free Drop Billy Dale L. Romans TBD  50/1
Gronkowski Chad C. Brown TBD  66/1

 

Belmont Stakes FAQ
 

What Is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes is the third jewel in the North American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. This Grade 1 stakes race is open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds; males will carry 126 pounds (including the jockey), while females will carry 121 pounds. The Belmont, first run in 1867, was named after New York-based financier and politician August Belmont Sr. It’s also known as the Run for the Carnations, for the white carnations that are draped over the winning horse, and the Test of the Champion, as it’s the longest of the three Triple Crown races at 1 ½ miles.
 

When Is the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

The 2018 Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday, June 9.
 

Where Is the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will host the 2018 Belmont Stakes.
 

What Time Is the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

The expected post time for the 2018 Belmont Stakes is 6:20 PM ET.
 

Where Can I watch the 2018 Belmont Stakes?

NBC will provide television coverage of the 2018 Belmont Stakes starting at 5 PM ET. NBCSN’s pre-race coverage begins at 2 PM.
 

Belmont Stakes Betting Facts


- Secretariat (1973) holds the 1 ½ mile record for the Belmont Stakes at 2:24, at a record margin of 31 lengths over Twice a Prince. The Belmont was run at both longer and shorter distances until 1926.

- Twelve horses, including Secretariat, have completed the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes. The first was Sir Barton in 1919, who also won the Withers Stakes in between the Preakness and the Belmont. The most recent was American Pharoah in 2015.

- A total of 23 horses have failed to win the Belmont after taking down the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. California Chrome was the most recent, finishing fourth in 2014.

- Three fillies have won the Belmont: Ruthless (1867), Tanya (1905) and Rags to Riches (2007).

- James G. Rowe Sr. holds the trainer’s record with eight wins at the Belmont, the last with Prince Eugene in 1913. Rowe also won the Belmont twice as a jockey in 1872-73. George M. Odom is the only other person to win the Belmont as both trainer and jockey.

- Two jockeys hold the Belmont record with six victories: Jim McLaughlin and Eddie Arcaro.

- Two owners also share the Belmont record with six wins: James R. Keene and Belair Stud.

- Savara (2002) was the longest shot ever to win the Belmont, cashing in at 70/1 and halting War Emblem’s Triple Crown bid in the process.

- Four different tracks have hosted the Belmont Stakes, starting with Jerome Park in 1867. The race was moved to Morris Park in 1890, then to Belmont Park in 1905. Aqueduct Racetrack hosted between 1963 and 1967 while Belmont Park was being renovated.

- Since the new Belmont Park was opened in 1968, post No. 5 has produced the most Belmont winners with eight, including American Pharoah in 2015. However, post No. 7 has been nearly as successful when used, producing seven winners in 44 starts (15.91%), just behind post No. 5 at 8-for-50 (16%). Post No. 6 has been the worst spot at 2-for-48 (4.17%).


*Odds as of May 22, 2018