Vegas Odds On 2014 Triple Crown
Vegas odds on the 2014 Triple Crown attempt by California Chrome showed that most equestrian gamblers believed the strong California colt was up to the task. That was not the case, as three fresh horses which skipped the Preakness Stakes finished ahead of the fourth place California Chrome. The most recent Triple Crown candidate won 6 previous races in a row and never ran into problems, got pushed or squeezed in those events. Almost immediately California Chrome was bumped at the Belmont Stakes, and seemed to suffer a minor foot injury. The Triple Crown heartbreak was felt by everyone at the race track, with the majority of fans shouting "Go, Chrome go!" before the race. The Triple Crown miss makes the 13th since 1978, when Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to Triple Crown glory.
About Triple Crown
Vegas Odds on the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing have seen 34 years since jockey Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to victory in horse racing's three most hallowed events in 1978. Consisting of three annual races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, the vaunted Triple Crown in the United States has only been won 11 times in history, making it the crowning achievement in Thoroughbred Racing and quite a rarity indeed. Every year the winner of the Kentucky Derby has a chance to win the storied Triple Crown, and Vegas odds on Triple Crown victory offer the chance of a significant payday. Many countries have their own Triple Crown consisting of three important horse races, but the most famous Triple Crown takes place in the United States, and consists of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
As recently as 2012 the Triple Crown saw 398 early nominees for the series, but with only 20 horses selected to run the storied Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, every year we know by that race exactly what riders and horses will be offered a shot at horse racing immortality. The Preakness allows even fewer horses, with only 14 starters, and the Belmont Stakes runs a maximum field of 16 thoroughbreds. A clean sweep of all three Triple Crown races the same year is considered one of the most difficult feats in all of sports.
Only accomplished 11 times in history, some of the fabled Triple Crown winners include Gallant Fox (1930), War Admiral (1937), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978). Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to that last Triple Crown victory, and we are currently in our longest drought in the history of that achievement. What helps make winning the Triple Crown so difficult is the running of all three races in basically little over a month. Finishing up with the Belmont in Elmont as the longest leg of the three-pronged near-impossibility also adds a unique challenge which makes the Vegas odds on Triple Crown contenders interesting to both gamblers and non-gamblers alike each year.
Las Vegas Triple Crown Betting Odds
The following are the most current Las Vegas Odds On who will win the Triple Crown.