Vegas Odds On Belmont Stakes 2015
The 2014 Belmont Stakes results are in. California Chrome finished a disappointing fourth, after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The failed bid for the Triple Crown was the 13th since 1978, with fresh horses Tonalist, Commissioner and Medal Count finishing one, two and three. The first and second place finishers did not race in either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness, and third place Medal Count did not run the Preakness either. The 146th Belmont Stakes saw a bump early which appeared to cause a minor foot injury to California Chrome. Tonalist surged late to win by a head, with Wicked Strong finishing fifth behind California Chrome, Samraat sixth, and General a Rod seventh. Tonalist paid $20.40, $9.60 and $7.00
About The Belmont Stakes
Known as the final and most demanding leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes is held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 1.5 mile sprint is longer than both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, and comes exactly 5 weeks after the "Run For The Roses." It is always run on Saturday, never before June 5, and never after June 11. Horse racing is a sport of streaks and consequently, the Las Vegas odds on Belmont stakes thoroughbreds are generally based on that trend.
But that certainly does not rule out an underdog coming from nowhere to win this important thoroughbred race. In 2002 Sarava won to put an end to War Emblem's Triple Crown bid, and the Las Vegas odds on Belmont stakes that year had the virtually unknown horse at 70 to 1. Of course, you can take the opposite betting strategy and go with a dominant horse when it is available. Secretariat was strong going into the race in 1973, and is widely known as the best Belmont Stakes horse in history. His 2:24 winning time still stands as a world record for a mile and a half length on a dirt track.
Secretariat won that Belmont Stakes by an incredible 31 lengths, which is both a record for that track and is also the largest margin of victory in the history of American Grade 1 Stakes races. All in all, 26 horses have been listed in the Vegas odds on Belmont stakes race as potential Triple Crown winners, with only 11 achieving horse racing's biggest prize. "The Run For the Carnations" annually surpasses all other stakes races in attendance, and television viewers always count in the tens of millions.
Known as "The Test of Champions" for its difficult 1.5 mile stretch, the Belmont Stakes has seen some of the most famous moments in American horse racing. The last three times that a Belmont Stakes entrant won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (Silver Charm, Real Quiet, and Charismatic), horseracing immortality was denied. The last Triple Crown champion was Affirmed in 1978, and no greater testament to the difficulty of this race exists in recent memory than Big Brown's Triple Crown bid 30 years later. After winning the first two legs of the three race prize in 2008, the Las Vegas odds on Belmont stakes showed Big Brown as a heavy favorite, but the heartless Belmont track yielded only a last-place finish.
Las Vegas Belmont Stakes Betting Odds
The following are the most current Las Vegas Odds On who will win Belmont Stakes.