The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown. Also known as “The Test of the Champion” or “The Run for the Carnations”, the Belmont Stakes is one of the famous horse racing events held at the prominent Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, New York. This horse racing event is held a couple of weeks after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The Belmont Stakes is one of the most-viewed horse racing events, with the 2004 edition having drawn a viewership of a whopping 21.9 million.
The 2019 Belmont Stakes was the 151st edition of the prestigious event. The race was won by Sir Winston, who was making his first Triple Crown debut and was rode by Rosario. Secretariat, a deceased thoroughbred that won the 1973 Belmont Stakes and also a Triple Crown winner holds the mile and a half stakes record of 2.24, which is also a track and world record on dirt.
In this guide, we discuss everything you need to know about betting on the Belmont Stakes. You will find top-rated racebooks to place your Belmont Stakes wagers online, learn about Belmont Stakes entries, find the best odds, lists of contesting horses and previous results.
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WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS BELMONT STAKES RACING GUIDE
- Belmont Stakes Dates
- Belmont Stakes Entries
- Best Belmont Stakes Odds for Canadians
- Previous Belmont Stakes Results
- Official Drink & What to Wear
The Belmont Stakes takes place five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. This is usually on the first or second Saturday in June at Belmont Park in New York.
The Belmont Stakes is the most prominent horse racing event at Belmont Park. Usually, the contenders in the event 1 1⁄2-mile race are three-year-old thoroughbreds that won the Preakness and Kentucky Derby. The upper limit is 12 runners, which is quite scarce to have a full field of 12 horses.
More so, the most successful jockey for the race include the likes of Jim McLaughlin who won six times in seven races between 1882 and 1888. Another one is Eddie Arcaro who matched the six wins in 15 years starting in 1941. James G. Rowe Sr, is the Belmont Stakes’ most successful trainer having held eight wins under his profession and two times as a jockey.
Each year, the best Canadian sportsbooks offer odds on the Belmont Stakes. Canadian bettors can bet on a vast selection of markets including the; win, place, show, across the board wagers, and also exactas, quinella, trifecta and superfacta bets. You can learn about each one of them on our comprehensive horse racing guide.
More so, the 2019 Belmont Stakes had ten contenders. Tacitus and War of Will led the pack. Below is how the Belmont Stakes Odds looked:
- Tacitus +200
- War Of Will +225
- Master Fencer +700
- Bourbon War +800
- Intrepid Heart +800
- Everfast +1000
- Sir Winston +1200
- Spinoff +1200
- Tax +1200
- Joevia +3300
Below are the Belmont Stakes results from the 20th century:
|2019||Sir Winston||Joel Rosario|
|2016||Creator||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|2015||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza|
|2013||Palace Malice||Mike Smith|
|2012||Union Rags||John Velazquez|
|2011||Ruler On Ice||Jose Valdivia, Jr.|
|2009||Summer Bird||Kent Desormeaux|
|2008||Da’ Tara||Alan Garcia|
|2007||Rags to Riches||John Velazquez|
|2005||Afleet Alex||Jeremy Rose|
|2003||Empire Maker||Jerry Bailey|
|2001||Point Given||Gary Stevens|
Just like the other two legs, the Belmont Stakes also has an official drink. That is the Belmont Jewel, which is a mixture of Woodford Reserve bourbon, pomegranate and lemonade. The drink was changed three times, from the White Carination to the Belmont Breeze, then to the Belmont Jewel.
The track allows mostly neat casual attire; suits, dresses, collared shirts. No shots and jeans are allowed in most box areas of the track.
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