Where: Belmont Park, New York
When: Saturday - June 9, 2018
Purse: $1.5 million
Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. is the home of the 150th "Run for the Carnations" for this years annual Belmont Stakes race on June 9, 2018.
After the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, and the Preakness at Pimlico, horse racing bettors and fans focus on the Belmont Stakes horse odds.
Belmont is the third and final leg of the prestigious Triple Crown Race for top 3-year-old thoroughbreds in America, it is horse racing event that is almost celebrated as much in New York as the Derby is in Louisville and the Preakness in Baltimore.
The Belmont Stakes race has been an extremely historic race when the Triple Crown has been on the line.
The Belmont Stakes is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and geldings carrying a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg) and for fillies with a weight of 121 pounds (55 kg).
Horse bettors and Triple crown horse racing fans have their interest piqued by any race that can mean so much. This is a race where legends are born and history is made.
Don't miss your chance to bet on the last leg of the Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes Day features a 13-race card that begins with a first race post time of noon.
Get complete Belmont Stakes horse racing picks & betting tips, odds to win the Belmont and the Triple Crown, news on top contenders, jockeys, and trainers.
Lets take a look at this years top contenders and horses that will not make this years Belmont Stakes.
The 2018 Belmont Stakes Contenders are shaping up and it looks like a strong field will occupy the track in Elmont, New York on June 9th, which should create plenty of excitement even without horse racing's ultimate prize on the line.
The Belmont Stakes will be the 11th race and go to post at approximately 6:30 PM ET, with complete TV coverage airing on NBC beginning at 5 PM ET for the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.
Also on the card will be the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (Gr. 1), the $200,000 True North (Gr. 2), the $250,000 Woody Stephens Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2), the $300,000 Just A Game (Gr. 2) and the $250,000 Acorn (Gr. 1).
The 13th and last race will go to post at approximately 7:50 p.m.
Exaggerator is the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday that can be seen on NBC.
Exaggerator is coming off a win in the Preakness and with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist not in the field for the Belmont, the odds favor Exaggerator.
The Belmont is the longest of the three Triple Crown races and sometimes a bit unpredictable. The favorite has won this race 42 percent of the time but surprisingly odds-on favorites have not done quite as well, winning 38 percent of the time.
There will be many ways to wager on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park, including Win, Place, Show, Exactas and Trifectas on every race, Pick 3s, Daily Doubles, Quinellas, Superfectas and the Grand Slam Triple crown horse betting.
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The Belmont Stakes was first run on June 19, 1867, at the Jerome Park race course, an oddly shaped, English-style track that required the Jockeys and horses to run three turns instead of two because of a dip in the middle of the backstretch.
A filly named “Ruthless” won the first Belmont's $1,850 winners purse, outlasting DeCourcey by a head. The race has been run every since, with the exception of 1911 and '12, and the Belmont has established itself as the ultimate test of championship stamina in this country. Its 1-1/2-mile distance now has become a rarity in American dirt races. Continue
In 2017, Tapwrit was neck and neck all the way through the race with leader and favorite Irish War Cry, but needed one extra gear to pass him. He found it on the backstretch when he and Irish War Cry passed the rest of the field and Tapwrit turned on another gear, passing Irish War Cry to take the victory in the 149th Belmont Stakes.
In 2016, Creator ran the race of his life and caught the frontrunner at the wire to win the most prestigious race on the day.
Creator stormed from behind to surge past Destin and win the third Triple Crown race by a nose. He finished with a time of 2:28:51 and took home the fourth nose finish in the race's history.
After years of triple crown contenders tried and failed, American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza, made history on Saturday, winning the 2015 Belmont Stakes to secure horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years.
American Pharoah was the first horse to win all three of the Triple Crown races, since Affirmed in 1978, and the 12th all-time.
American Pharoah started slowly out of the gate, but quickly recovered and then pulled away at the end. The horse finished the 1½-mile race with a winning time of 2:26.65, holding off Frosted and Keen Ice down the stretch.
It was the first career Belmont win for jockey Victor Espinoza, and the second for trainer Bob Baffert, who also won in New York with Point Given in 2001. The fourth time proved to be the charm for Baffert, who saw his horses win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes three times previously 1997, 1998 and 2002, only to lose in the Belmont Stakes.
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