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Belmont Stakes Odds - Shackleford to the Front

Belmont Stakes odds will have Preakness winner Shackleford as one of the favorites for June 11 mile and a half race as action will focus on this quality horse.

Belmont Stakes odds handicappers will have an outstanding lineup of horses as both well known and unknown horses will take to the starting gate to make for outstanding Belmont Stakes betting possibilities.

The Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 11 from the famed Belmont race track at Belmont Park near New York City as the 2011 Triple Crown Thoroughbred racing season will conclude.

The Belmont Stakes is known as the “Race of Champions” and is the longest race of the Triple Crown series with a length of one and one half miles.  Sports Gambling is your Belmont online stakes wagering source so be sure to have your account open and ready for action.

Shackleford went off as a 12/1 choice at the Preakness Stakes as many handicappers became disillusioned with him after he faded down the stretch at the Kentucky Derby.  On Derby Day, Shackleford led from the start al l the way to the stretch before running out of gas and finishing out of the money.

That was not at all the case in the Preakness Stakes however as the shorter distance proved to be the difference as Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom ran out of track and time and could not run down Shackleford by the time they reached the wire.

Since the longer mile and a half distance is a Belmont Stakes handicapping factor, Shackleford could be a horse that some handicappers doubt can handle the marathon length.

Shackleford will still garner plenty of Belmont Stakes wagering respect however as he has run well starting with the Grade 1 Florida Derby on April 3 where he finished a very close second to Dialed In, who was a serious Derby contender and a horse that finished 4th in the Preakness Stakes.

Among the appeal of Shackleford with handicappers looking over the Belmont Stakes betting odds is trainer Dale Romans, who is no stranger to success and one of the best in the business.

With an extra week of rest Shackleford may prove to be a dangerous threat to beat the Belmont Stakes odds.