Belmont Stakes odds handicappers will have their choices of horses that have run in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes along with fresh Belmont Stakes betting choices that are well rested.
Part of the great challenge in succeeding at Belmont online Stakes wagering is being able to correctly evaluate the fresh horses that have not run in the previous Triple Crown races from those who ran in both or in just one of the jewels.
The Belmont Stakes is the longest horse race of the Triple Crown season as it is a mile and a half in length compared to the Mile and a quarter of the Kentucky Derby and the mile and 3/16 of the Preakness Stakes.
The marathon length of the Belmont Stakes makes for yet another horse racing gambling factor to consider in the overall handicap of the race.
Once again there will not be a Triple Crown winning horse to beat the Belmont Stakes odds as Affirmed was the last horse to complete the trick in 1978.
This year’s Kentucky derby winning horse Super Saver came up flat and empty in the Preakness as Lookin at Lucky took the blanket of Black Eyed Susans after failing to come in as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby.
The last time in horse racing betting that a horse made the Belmont Stakes with a shot at the Triple Crown was in 2008 when Big Brown came in as the overwhelming favorite only to finish dead last due to an injury.
Prior to that in 2002 through 2004 War Emblem, Funny Cide, and Smarty Jones each had a shot at Triple Crown immortality with the Belmont Stakes odds but failed to win the final leg of the series. The same phenomenon happened in 1997 through 1999 with Silver Charm, Real Quiet, and Charismatic.
This year’s Belmont Stakes could be one of the most even and challenging handicaps with the horse betting odds in recent memory.