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The 2019 Belmont Stakes are the 151st running of this oldest Triple Crown event. The race will take place at Belmont Park in New York and is scheduled for Saturday, June 8.
Contrary to the Kentucky Derby, where there’s a buzz around the event no matter what the circumstances are, that the excitement for the Belmont is dependent upon the outcome of the first two races. When there’s not a horse that has won the first two legs in Churchill Downs and Pimlico, the air simply isn’t the same at Belmont Park.The last two horses to come in with a opportunity to win the Triple Crown have delivered the goods with Justify this past year and American Pharoah at 2015. After American Pharoah won, he had been the initial two achieve the feat since Affirmed in 1978. It snapped a streak of 13 straight times that the winner of the Derby and Preakness failed to win the last leg.
This year that buzz will not be there, as Kentucky Derby winner, Country House, did not even race in the Preakness Stakes.
If you’re new to betting on horses, then you need to check out our betting guide. It covers all the different types of wagers you can create, as well some excellent handicapping tips. In addition, I give my ancient win/place/show predictions for all to see.
Belmont Betting Odds: Top & Favorites Contenders
Two important factors which you need to look at with this race is the demanding 1.5-mile distance and not every horse racing in three occasions.
This race is 1/4 a mile longer than the Derby and 5/16 of a mile farther than the Preakness. Many of the horses who don’t do well in the Kentucky Derby, forget the Preakness to break up for this race. There is also some horses that take both of the first two legs off to give their best effort at this event.
As of now, there are 9 horses that are recorded with chances to win the race. While the fields for this race are usually not a whole lot, this is on the small end of entrants.
The odds on favorite to win the race is Tacitus, who is listed at 7/4 (+175). Tacitus finished 3rd at the Kentucky Derby, but did not run at the Preakness Stakes.
Certainly the largest danger to Tacitus is War of Will, whose odds are just marginally worse at 5/2 (+250). After finishing 7th at the Kentucky Derby, War of Will went on to win the Preakness Stakes.
No additional horse in the area has chances better than 8 to 1, and that’s where you locate equally Everfast and Master Fencer. There’s another little gap until you locate Intrepid Heart and Sir Winston in 12/1. That leaves Spinoff at 16/1, together with Joevia and Tax sharing the worst odds to triumph at 20/1.
For a more in-depth look at the horses in action, here is a breakdown of the contenders in the field.

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