The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the American Triple Crown and takes place the second Saturday of June at Belmont Park.

The Belmont Stakes is 1??1/2 miles, or 12 furlongs, making it the longest race in the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes follows the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby.
The 2019 Belmont Stakes is June 8 at 6:37 p.m. ET. The 151st edition has attracted a field of nine that contains Preakness Stakes Winner War Will, that is a betting favorite, along with Tacitus, who finished 3rd in the Kentucky Derby.
War of Will can become only the 12th horse in history to shed in the Kentucky Derby but return to win both the Preakness and Belmont. (The last horse to do this was Afleet Alex in 2005).
This is more details and tips on betting the Belmont Stakes, and how you can watch and wager on this season’s event.
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 6:37 p.m. ET
Tablet, Online, Mobile: NBC Sports App and streamed live on and fuboTV
Track & Location: Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
Distance: 1??1/2 kilometers (12 furlongs)
Surface: Dirt
Horses: 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds
Track Record: Secretariat (2:24.00 in 1973)
Largest Margin of Victory: Secretariat, 31 lengths in 1973
The Belmont Stakes post-position draw was Tuesday, June 4. The odds were set instantly after.HORSE RACING WAGERS AND BETS
In addition to the conventional”straight” wagers (Win, Place, Show), enthusiasts can also try to cash large from the different”exotic” pools. Exacta (first two), Trifecta (first three) and also Superfecta (first four) wagering are offered, and cashing a ticket in one or more of these pools can generate a bigger payday.
Win: Gamble about the horse you think that will win the Belmont Stakes.
Place: Get paid the place price if your horse finishes first or second.
Show: A show bet pays the least, but you win and get paid the show price if your horse finishes first, second or third.
Exacta: Predict the first two horses in the appropriate order.
Trifecta: Predict the first three horses in the correct order.
Superfecta: Predict the first four horses in the appropriate order.
Super High Five: Predict the first five horses in the right order.
The Belmont Stakes betting odds are eventually determined by this pari-mutuel system at the track which means your potential payout is dependent upon how much money is in the bud overall, divided by how many stakes are put. The chances will differ from the build-up into the race and never more than in the last few moments before post time.
The Belmont Stakes is known as the”Test of the Champion” since the 3-year-old thoroughbreds run 1??1/2 miles for the very first time.
Kentucky Derby runners who skipped the Preakness Stakes have done well in the past couple of years. Four of the last five Belmont Stakes winners at non-Triple Crown winning years fit the category: Tapwrit at 2017, Creator at 2016, Palace Malice at 2013 and Union Rags in 2012.
Tapwrit, Creator and 2014 Belmont winner Tonalist were sired by Tapit, who also sired this season’s Belmont runner Tacitus.
In the last 12 non-Triple-Crown editions of the Belmont Stakes, the preferred has won only two. Afleet Alex (2005) won by 7 lengths and Point Given (2001) by 12 lengths. Six of the 12 winners were double-digit odds, as long shots have cashed in and provided some powerful payouts in the win and exotic pools.

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