Belmont Stakes odds will likely be focused on Shackleford after his impressive win at the Preakness Stakes which should make him a Belmont Stakes betting favorite.
The Belmont Stakes will be run on Saturday, June 11 to wrap up the 2011 Triple Crown Thoroughbred racing season and Sports-Gambling s your Belmont online stakes wagering home so be sure to have your account open and ready for action on this prestigious event.
Animal Kingdom was upended by Shackleford in the Preakness Stakes after stealing the Kentucky Derby from Shackleford two weeks prior to that.
Animal Kingdom came on strong again at the end with a late charge in the Preakness, just as he did in the Kentucky Derby, but Shackleford was able to take full advantage of the shorter distance of the Preakness to eke out a win and become the likely Belmont Stakes handicapping favorite as a result.
As a result of his failure to bring home the Black Eyed Susan blanket at the Preakness Stakes, Animal Kingdom will go down as yet another horse that will not complete the elusive Triple Crown.
The last horse to complete the immortal act was in 1978 when Affirmed with the Belmont Stakes wagering winner to complete the three wins of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes to claim his place in history.
Despite the fact that the Triple Crown will not be a factor in handicapping the Belmont Stakes betting odds the 2011 version of the mile and a half run will still hold plenty of intrigue and excitement with both horses that have run in the Preakness and Kentucky Derby along with new horses that have fresh legs and will be making their first appearance in the Triple Crown series.
The fact that the Belmont Stakes will combine both well known and unknown horses makes for an irresistible handicapping challenge that both experienced horse players and casual fans both enjoy immensely.
The other big factor with handicapping the Belmont Stakes odds is the length of the race itself as the mile and one half is the longest of the Triple Crown series.