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Belmont Stakes Odds - Field Grows to Eleven for June 5

Belmont Stakes odds handicappers are hard at work in preparation for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes betting action as the field has now been upped to 11 horses.

Belmont Stakes odds excitement is building with an attractive mix of familiar horses that have run in previous Triple Crown races along with fresh Belmont Stakes betting entries.

Along with that exciting mix of horses there is also the great Belmont gambling mix of big name trainers and jockeys who will also take part in New York’s biggest race of the year and the final run of the 2010 Triple Crown season.

Davie in Dixie is one of the new horses that will take to the gate with the horse betting odds in the Belmont Stakes and he will be ridden by the biggest name in the jockey’s clubhouse as Calvin Borel will get the mount, Borel has won three out of the last four Kentucky Derby races and is the closest thing to a super star in horse racing today.

Kentucky Derby runner up Ice Box will also take to the starting gate with the Belmont Stakes odds.  Ice Box will be one of the favorites in the Belmont and brings both a solid record and plenty of name recognition to the track on Saturday.

One of the most solid horse racing gambling trends for the Belmont Stakes is that five out of the last seven years the event has been won by a horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby and then took the five weeks off before next running with the Belmont Stakes odds.  Ice Box fits into that winning profile.

Famed New York trainer Nick Zito turned that trick himself in 2004 with Birdstone and that will garner attention for him and Ice Box on Saturday.

Zito will have two horse racing betting entries in the Belmont Stakes as Fly Down will run along with Ice Box in the event.  Zito has won two Belmont Stakes runs in his career and he would have to be considered the top trainer at Belmont Park this week since he is a hall of famer with the “home field” advantage.

Other familiar names for the race include Kentucky Derby contender Stately Victor and Preakness runner up First Dude.