Belmont Stakes odds may not have the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes winners on the board but there will still be plenty of Belmont Stakes betting excitement.
Some of that Belmont gambling excitement begins with the trainers as some of the best known and most respected in the game will lead horses out of the paddock at Belmont Park.
Hall of fame New York trainer Nick Zito will lead two horses with the horse betting odds in the Belmont Stakes with Fly Down and Ice Box. Ice Box won the Florida Grade 1 Florida Derby and finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby. Zito loves the New York track and considers it his home. He has 2 previous wins in the Belmont Stakes.
Another hall of fame trainer will take a horse to the starting gate with the Belmont Stakes odds in Bob Baffert, who trains Game on Dude. Baffert is coming off a big win with Lookin at Lucky in the Preakness Stakes.
Richard Dutrow is more of an infamous trainer in horse racing gambling circles. Two years ago he led Big Brown out of the Belmont paddock as the odds on chalk to win the Triple Crown and publicly guaranteed that he would come through.
Big Brown pulled up lame at the stretch, however, and Dutrow left in humiliation. A win on Saturday with Spangled Star would be sweet redemption.
The hottest name from the jockey’s clubhouse will also run with the Belmont Stakes odds. Calvin Borel, who has won three out of the last four Kentucky Derbies and was the winner of the 2009 Preakness Stakes, will mount Dave in Dixie for a shot at his first ever Belmont Stakes win.
Garrett Gomez, who was fired as jockey of Lookin at Lucky by Baffert before the Preakness will look for redemption along with Dutrow aboard Spangled Star.
Other big name jockeys that are well known throughout horse racing betting will be in the Belmont with Mike Smith aboard Drosselmeyer, John Velazquez riding Fly Down, Martin Garcia aboard Game On Dude, and Alan Garcia aboard Stately Victor.