Belmont Stakes betting and hall of fame trainer D. Wayne Lucas go hand in hand but Lucas made the difficult decision to not enter Dublin with the Belmont Stakes odds. Dublin finished a disappointing 7th with the horse betting odds in the Kentucky Derby and then improved to 5th in the Preakness Stakes.
Dublin was considered a strong contender in both races but simply never found his full stride and ended up letting down a lot of horse racing gambling fans with those showings after finishing in the money in his final three Kentucky Derby prep races earlier in the season.
Dublin caught the attention of horse racing fans when he won the Grade 1 Hopeful on September 7 of last year.
As of now Lucas will not field a Belmont Stakes betting entry and said that not bringing Dublin to Belmont Park was not an easy decision and that the horse was doing “really good.”
Lucas said that one of the reasons that Dublin would not take to the Belmont online stakes wagering gate was that the horse “has had five races in 12 weeks” and that he wanted to give the colt “a little break” before the schedule of major summer races that include the Haskell, Jim Dandy and Travers with the final preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 6.
“The race in front of you always looms the most important one,” said Lucas. “Then once you get past that, the next one has the greatest magnitude. Knowing how that goes, we’ll sit this one out and wait for the next series of big races.”
Dublin would have been the only horse to run in all three Triple Crown races for 2010 had he entered Belmont Stakes betting action. Five horses from the Kentucky Derby ran in the Preakness Stakes but none of them will move on to Belmont Park.
The last time in horse racing betting that no horse ran in all three Triple Crown races was in 2006.