Belmont Stakes Horse Racing Odds
The 2018 Belmont Stakes takes place on June 9 and will be the 150th 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.
2018 Belmont Stakes Contenders
|Classic Empire||Art Sherman||Live Odds||Victor Espinoza|
|Epicharis||Billy Gowan||Live Odds||Joel Rosario|
|Lookin at Lee||Manuel J. Azpurua||Live Odds||Luis Contreras|
|Senior Investment||Linda Rice||Live Odds||Julian Pimentel|
|Gormley||Dallas Stewart||Live Odds||Shaun Bridgmohan|
|Irap||Bill Mott||Live Odds||Mike Smith|
|Always Dreaming||Todd Pletcher||Live Odds||undecided|
|Bonus Points||J. Jerkens||Live Odds||R. Maragh|
|Cloud Computing||Richard A. Violette Jr.||Live Odds||J. Ortiz|
|Conquest Mo Money||Christophe Clement||Live Odds||undecided|
|Girvin||Todd A. Pletcher||Live Odds||Javier Castellano|
|Master Plan||John W. Sadler||Live Odds||Gary Stevens|