Horse Betting Kicks Off at the 149th Belmont Stakes

Posted by: Mike Davis
Horse Betting Kicks Off at the 149th Belmont Stakes

The Test of the Champion will be held this upcoming weekend. The 149th Belmont Stakes will be held this Saturday, June 10th giving racebook fans another opportunity to capitalize on the Triple Crown. This weekend’s race will mark the final leg of the Triple Crown, so horse betting fans will want to jump on this opportunity. Let’s take a look at permanent information to this weekend’s Belmont Stakes.

149th Belmont Stakes – Saturday, June 10th

When: Broadcast starts at 5 pm ET

Where: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York


Stream: NBC Sports

Purse: $1.5 million

Distance: 1 ½ miles (12 Furlongs; 2,414 m)

Post Time: Approx. 6:45 pm ET

Record: Secretariat 2:24 (1973)

NBC will be broadcasting the coverage so online betting players should have no problem catching all the action. For the second year in a row, Belmont will not have a Triple Crown winner, since Always Dreaming, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, failed to get it done at the Preakness Stakes. Let’s look over the field to see what racebook fans can expect come Saturday (Colts are posted by post positions).

  1. Twisted Tom

Owner: Cobra Farm, R R Partners, & Head of Plains Partners

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Racebook Odds: 20/1

  1. Tapwrit

Owner: Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Racebook Odds: 6/1

  1. Gormley

Owner: Mr.  & Mrs. Jerome Moss

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Racebook Odds: 8/1

  1. J Boys Echo

Owner: Albaugh Family Stable & Bobby Flay

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Racebook Odds: 15/1

  1. Hollywood Handsome

Owner: Nancy & Mark Stanley

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Racebook Odds: 30/1

  1. Lookin At Lee

Owner: L & N Racing LLC

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Racebook Odds: 5/1

  1. Irish War Cry

Owner: Isabelle de Tomaso

Trainer: H. Graham Motion

Jockey: Rajim Maragh

Racebook Odds: 7/2

  1. Senior Investment

Owner: Fern Circle Stables

Trainer: Ken McPeek

Jockey: Channing Hill

Racebook Odds: 12/1

  1. Meantime

Owner: Silverton Hill LLC

Trainer: Brian Lynch

Jockey: Mike Smith

Racebook Odds: 15/1

  1. Multiplier

Owner: Wachtel Stable, George J. Kerr, & Gary Barber

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Racebook Odds: 15/1

  1. Epicharis

Owner: Carrot Farm Co.

Trainer: Kiyoshi Haghwara

Jockey: Christophe Lemaire

Racebook Odds: 4/1

  1. Patch

Owner: Calumet Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

Racebook Odds: 12/1

To be perfectly honest, this year’s Belmont Stakes lineup lacks the stardom that both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes offered. One of the biggest blows Belmont has suffered came when trainer Mark Casse publically stated that Classic Empire, this year’s Preakness runner-up, would be out due to a foot abscess.

Classic Empire’s absence, combined with Always Dreaming – this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, forfeiture makes for a less than stellar lineup. Nevertheless, the lack of favorites leaves the door wide open for a lesser-known competitor to shock the horse betting community.

In lieu of both those winners, the online betting odds have decided to peg Irish War Cry as the favorite ahead of this weekend’s action.