Belmont Stakes Horse Racing Odds
The 2019 Belmont Stakes takes place on June 8 and will be the 151st running of this Grade 1 horse race. The prize purse is $1 million. The third jewel of the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes, held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Triple Crown horse Racing
The Belmont is one of the oldest sporting events in the world, being first held in 1867. The Belmont Stakes is held over a 1.5 mile long track, making it the longest of the three Triple Crown races. The Belmont Stakes is the last leg of the run for the Triple Crown, horse racing's greatest honor. To win the Triple Crown, a horse must first win the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness Stakes, and then finally the Belmont Stakes.
Belmont Stakes History
The oldest of America's Triple Crown races, the Belmont has established itself as the ultimate test of championship stamina in the US. with the exception of 1911 and 1912, The 1926 Belmont was run at 1-1/2 miles and was won by Crusader, a son of the legendary Man o' War, in a time of 2:32-1/5.
The race has been run at that distance ever since. Its 1-1/2-mile distance now has become a rarity in American dirt races.
The Belmont Stakes was first run on June 19, 1867, at the Jerome Park race course, an oddly shaped, English-style track that required its runners to negotiate three turns instead of two because of a dip in the middle of the backstretch. A filly, Ruthless, won the first Belmont's $1,850 winners purse, outlasting DeCourcey by a head. The Belmont was even longer in its early days, contested at 1-5/8 miles through 1873. From the years between 1890 through 1926, the race dropped down to distances varying between 1-1/8 and 1-3/8 miles.
2019 Belmont Stakes Contenders
|Justify||Bob Baffert||Live Odds||Mike Smith|
|Restoring Hope||Bob Baffert||Live Odds||Florent Geroux|
|Bravazo||D. Wayne Lukas||Live Odds||Luis Saez|
|Tenfold||Steve Asmussen||Live Odds||Ricardo Santana Jr.|
|Hofburg||Bill Mott||Live Odds||Irad Ortiz|
|Vino Rosso||Todd Pletcher||Live Odds||John Velazquez|
|Free Drop Billy||Dale Romans||Live Odds||Robby Albarado|
|Gronkowski||Chad Brown||Live Odds||Jose Ortiz|
|Noble Indy||Todd Pletcher||Live Odds||Javier Castellano|
|Blended Citizen||Doug O’Neill||Live Odds||Kyle Frey|