The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the American Triple Crown and takes place the second Saturday of June at Belmont Park.
The Belmont Stakes is 1??1/2 miles, or 12 furlongs, making it the longest race in the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes follows the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby.
The 2019 Belmont Stakes is June 8 at 6:37 p.m. ET. The 151st edition has drawn a field of nine which contains Preakness Stakes Winner War Will, who is a gaming preferred, combined with Tacitus, who finished 3rd in the Kentucky Derby.
War of Will could become just the 12th horse in history to shed from the Kentucky Derby but come back to win both the Preakness and Belmont. (The last horse to perform this was Afleet Alex in 2005).
BELMONT RACE SCHEDULE AND WHERE TO WATCH
Here is more information and tips on betting the Belmont Stakes, and how you can watch and wager on this year’s event.
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 6:37 p.m. ET
Tablet, Online, Mobile: NBC Sports App and streamed live on NBCsports.com/reside and fuboTV
Track & Location: Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
Distance: 1??1/2 miles (12 furlongs)
Horses: 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds
Track Record: Secretariat (2:24.00 in 1973)
Largest Margin of Victory: Secretariat, 31 lengths in 1973
The Belmont Stakes post-position draw was Tuesday, June 4. The odds were put instantly after.HORSE RACING WAGERS AND BETS
Along with the conventional”straight” wagers (Win, Place, Show), fans may also attempt to cash large from the different”exotic” pools. Exacta (first two), Trifecta (first three) and also Superfecta (first four) wagering are all offered, and cashing a ticket in one or more one of these pools can generate a larger payday.
Win: Gamble about the horse you feel that will win the Belmont Stakes.
Place: Get compensated the place cost if your horse finishes first or second.
Show: A show bet pays the least, however you win and have paid the display price if your horse finishes first, second or third.
Exacta: Predict the first two horses in the appropriate order.
Trifecta: Predict the first three horses in the correct order.
Superfecta: Predict the first four horses in the correct order.
Super High Five: Predict the initial five horses in the right order.
The Belmont Stakes betting odds are finally determined by this pari-mutuel system at the track which signifies your potential payout is dependent upon how much money is at the pot total, divided by how many stakes are put. The chances will fluctuate in the build-up into the race and never more so than in the final few moments before post time.
THE TEST OF THE CHAMPION
The Belmont Stakes is known as the”Test of the Champion” since the 3-year-old thoroughbreds operate 1??1/2 miles for the first time.
Kentucky Derby runners that skipped the Preakness Stakes have done well in the past couple of years. Four of the past five Belmont Stakes winners at non-Triple Crown winning decades fit the category: Tapwrit at 2017, Creator in 2016, Palace Malice in 2013 and Union Rags in 2012.
Tapwrit, Creator and 2014 Belmont winner Tonalist were all sired by Tapit, who also sired this season’s Belmont runner Tacitus.
PICKING A BELMONT STAKES WINNER
In the previous 12 non-Triple-Crown editions of the Belmont Stakes, the favorite has won only two. Afleet Alex (2005) obtained by 7 lengths and Point Given (2001) by 12 lengths. Six of the 12 winners were double-digit chances, so long shots have cashed in and supplied some powerful payouts in the exotic and win pools.