Belmont Stakes Betting


Location: Elmont, New York
Track: Belmont Park
When: June 8-10, 2017

It's the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, one of the oldest thoroughbred races in North America. Belmont Park is home of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown races. The park has the largest dirt racecourse of any thoroughbred track not only in North America but the world at a mile and a half (2414 m).

Winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes often make for some intense rematches between the horse racing's top contenders - a level of competition that makes for even greater viewing for horse racing fans in attendance or for those watching it on television.

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, is considered one of the elite race tracks in the sport of thoroughbred horse racing. In addition to the Belmont Stakes, other major races contested on the dirt at the track include the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Woodward Stakes, the Suburban Handicap, and the Memorial Day standby - the Metropolitan Handicap, also known as the Met Mile. Notable turf (grass) races include the Bowling Green Handicap, Man o'War Stakes, and Turf Classic.

Belmont Park was closed for replacement of its unsafe grandstand and clubhouse structure from 1963 until May of 1968, during which the Belmont race meetings were moved to Aqueduct Racetrack at South Ozone Park in Queens.

Spanning 430 acres situated just outside New York City, in the adjacent Nassau County suburb of Elmont, the Belmont Park race track is world-famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes.

First opened May 4, 1905. Both the Belmont Park and Belmont Stakes were named after financier and sportsman August Belmont, Sr. Belmont Park features the Main Track, or the dirt racecourse, which has a circumference of 1½ miles, Widener Turf Course at 1 5/16 miles and 27 feet, and Inner Turf Course at 1 3/16 miles plus 103 feet.

With an attendance capacity of 85,000 to 100,000 - the largest in horse racing, Belmont Park has a total seating capacity of 32,941 and parking capacity of 18,500 cars. Post time is at 1 pm daily, and parking gates open at 10:45 am daily.

Track Information

Main Course: 1 1/2 Miles
Last Turn to Finish on Main Track: 1,097 feet
Widener Turf Course: 1 5/16 Miles
Inner Turf Course: 1 3/16 Miles
Attendance Capacity: 85,000 - 90,000
Parking Capacity: 18,500 Cars
Trackside Dining: 2,300
Total Seating Capacity: 32,941

Belmont Stakes Purse Structure

Result Purse of $1,000,000
Winner $800,000 (62%)
Second $300,000 (20%)
Third $150,000 (10%)
Forth $75,000 (5%)
Fifth $45,000 (3%)


2017 Belmont Stakes Contenders

Trainer Dosage Jockey M/L Odds
Classic Empire Mark Casse 5.00  Julien Leparoux
Conquest Mo Money Miguel Hernandez 2.33  Jorge Carreno
Epicharis Kiyoshi Hagiwara 1.20  Christophe Lemaire
Gormley John Shirreffs 2.25  Victor Espinoza
Hollywood Handsome Dallas Stewart 5.67  Florent Geroux
Irish War Cry Graham Motion 3.00  Rajiv Maragh
J Boys Echo Dale Romans 4.09  Luis Saez
Lookin at Lee Steve Asmussen 3.40  Irad Ortiz Jr.
Meantime Brian Lynch 7.00  Jose Ortiz
Multiplier Brendan Walsh 3.67  James Graham
Patch Todd Pletcher 3.00  Tyler Gaffalione
Senior Investment Ken McPeek 3.00  Channing Hill
Tapwrit Todd Pletcher 3.00  Jose Ortiz
True Timber Kiaran McLaughlin 3.33  Joel Rosario
Twisted Tom Chad Brown 1.13  Feargal Lynch

Note: All horses will carry 126 lbs.


2017 Belmont Stakes Schedule

Thursday, June 8th
Race Distance
Astoria 5 1/2
Intercontinental 7 Furlongs
Wonder Again 1 1/8
Friday, June 9th
Bed O' Roses Invitational 7 Furlongs
Belmont Gold Cup Invitational 2 Miles
New York 1 1/4
Tremont 5 1/2
True North 6 Furlongs
Saturday, June 10th
Acorn 1 Mile
Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets 1 1/2
Brooklyn Invitational 1 1/2
Easy Goer 1 1/16
Jaipur Invitational 6 Furlongs
Longines Just a Game 1 Mile
Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap 1 Mile
Ogden Phipps 1 1/16
Woodford Reserve Manhattan 1 1/4
Woody Stephens 7 Furlongs

 

2016 Results

Place Horse Jockey Time/Lengths Winnings
1 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr. 02:28.51 $800,000
2 Destin Javier Castellano 7 1/2 $280,000
3 Lani Yutaka Take 8 1/2 $150,000
4 Governor Malibu Joel Rosario 9 1/2 $100,000
5 Stradivari John Velazquez 10 $60,000

Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2016 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr. Steven Asmussen Bobby Flay 2:28.51
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 02:26.65
2014 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 02:30.7
2013 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 02:30.7
2012 Union Rags John Velazquez Michael Matz Phyllis M. Wyeth 02:30.4

 

Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Kentucky Derby Winner
1995 Thunder Gulch 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1984 Swale 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1976 Bold Forbes 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1972 Riva Ridge
Belmont Stakes Winners Who Are Also Preakness Stakes Winners
1994 Tabasco Cat 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1991 Hansel 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1988 Risen Star 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1974 Little Current
Kentucky Derby Winners Who Are Also Belmont Stakes Winners
2004 Smarty Jones 1987 Alysheba
2003 Funny Cide 1979 Spectacular Bid
2002 War Emblem 1978 Affirmed (Triple Crown)
1999 Charismatic 1977 Seattle Slew (Triple Crown)
1998 Real Quiet 1973 Secretariat (Triple Crown)
1997 Silver Charm 1971 Canonero II
1989 Sunday Silence

 

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