Belmont Stakes betting handicappers have a profound amount of respect for Smith who will try to beat the Belmont Stakes odds for the first time in his career.
Smith has beaten the Triple Crown horse betting odds with a win in the 1993 Preakness Stakes and the 2005 Kentucky Derby. He has countless major racing wins and has won several Breeders’ Cup events as well.
He was the 50-1 winner aboard Giacomo in the Derby which puts him in the same zip code as Calvin Borel, who rode Mine That Bird to victory as a 50-1 shot in the Derby last year.
Smith has been one of the most respected jockeys in horse racing gambling since the 1990’s where he began as a star on the New York circuit, which makes his Belmont Stakes betting problems ironic as its about the only major race in that state that he has failed to win. He later went on to the California circuit in 2000.
Smith will ride in Belmont online stakes wagering action for WinStar Farm aboard Drosselmeyer in the $1 million race. Smith will replace another hall of fame jockey, Kent Desormeaux, who had the mounts in seven out of the first eight starts for Drosselmeyer.
Smith has had 12 previous mounts in the Belmont with his best finish in 1990 aboard Thirty Six Red. He has finished third in the Belmont on two occasions.
Smith will enter Belmont Stakes betting with over 4884 career wins and as a previous winner of the Eclipse Award as the best jockey in the country. Smith will have an excellent shot to end his Belmont Stakes drought as the field is considered to be wide open and without a clear cut favorite.
He gets the mount in place of Desormeaux due to him riding in another major Grade I race in the area around the same time as the Belmont Stakes.
Smith’s latest major horse racing betting win was aboard super filly Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic last fall. He is second only to Jerry Bailey in career wins for the Breeders’ Cup.