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Sat, Jun 5, 2021. Belmont Park, Elmont
2021 Belmont Stakes Odds Horse Racing
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown horse racing events, and the most exciting race of the season – if a horse has successfully won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The race is held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and is nicknamed ‘The Test of the Champion” The event is now entering its 153rd running and is being held on June 5th, 2021.
Meanwhile, watch for Belmont post positions and morning line odds to be announced live from New York on Wednesday, June 2.
The 2020 season was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now we are finally starting to see the horse racing schedule (and all professional sports) back on track. The 2020 season saw Belmont being the first race to be run with both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness delaying until the fall months.
The Belmont Park Track is considered to be the Championship Track because all 13 Triple Crown winners have crossed the finish line at Belmont to claim their title.
Since Belmont Stakes is the final race of the series, you can expect that horse racing bettors will have a better idea of which horses are having a good season – and potentially a winning season.
We look forward to the first weekend in June when the race returns to its regular weekend, and the Belmont Stakes betting odds start coming in.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Venue: Belmont Park
Location: Elmont, New York, United States
Post-Time: 6:47 p.m. ET
TV: NBC Sports
Distance: 1 ½ miles (12 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Weight: Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lbs. (54.9 kg)
Purse: US $1.5 Million
The Belmont Stakes was first held in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx, NY, financed by August Belmont Sr. (how the race got its name). The race was moved in 1890 to Morris Park Racecourse until the opening of Belmont Park in 1905.
The Belmont Stakes suffered at the hands of anti-gambling legislations, where they missed a few years due to bookmaking and gambling bans in 1911 and 1912.
The year 1919 saw the first ever Triple Crown winner when Sir Barton crossed the Belmont Stakes finish line. Sir Barton wasn’t technically a Triple Crown winner at the time, because the honor wasn’t used until 1930 – Sir Barton received the honor eventually for the historic victory. This occurred five years before they had introduced the August Belmont Trophy, a near century-old tradition at the race now.
Secretariat (1973) – Fastest Time (2:24)
Secretariat (1973) – Largest Margin of Victory (31 lengths)
Jim McLaughlin, Eddie Arcaro (6) – Most Wins by a Jockey
James G. Rowe Sr. (8) – Most Wins by a Trainer
Belair Stud, James R. Keene (6) – Most Wins by an Owner
Usually, bettors can look to the winners and contenders from the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races to predict who may win at Belmont. However, don’t search for an appearance by embattled Derby winner Medina Spirit, who has been barred from this year’s race after further investigation into a failed drug test.
2021 Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer will probably create the lineup, along with Preakness second-place finisher Midnight Bourbon. Also expect a small number of fresh entries to enter the field including Malathaat, Rebel’s Romance, Weyburn, and Promise Keeper.
Other probables comprise third-place Derby finisher Hot Rod Charlie and Derby fourth-place finisher Essential Quality, together with seventh-place Preakness finisher France Go de Ina, and long-shot 15th-place Preakness finisher Brooklyn Strong.
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Betting on horses can be challenging for some new bettors to pick up, especially when you drill down into the more complicated betting types and making sure you are placing the wager you had intended to. Betting on the Belmont Stakes is no different, that’s why we are going to teach you how to bet on the Belmont Stakes and pass along valuable horse betting tips that will help you profit from the upcoming season.
The first thing to pay attention to when betting on the Belmont Stakes is the odds and line moves. Odds can look very different on a racebook opposed to a regular sportsbook, so you’ll want to be able to translate the odds to make it easier to read and understand based on your betting experience level.
It’s highly likely that you’re more well-versed in American odds formatting, and you might be surprised when you notice that most horse bets are placed with fractional odds. If you see a horse with 10-1 odds, you might not quite understand what that means – but don’t worry, it’s not that hard to wrap your head around.
These odds types are what you should expect for a payout if your horse does indeed win the race. This number will show how much in winnings you’d make depending on the stake you risk. For 10-1, for every $1 risked, you will win $10. If you bet $1, you will receive a payout of $11. If you bet $10 you would receive a payout of $110.
Though pari-mutuel betting systems aren’t used at BetUS sportsbook, it is commonly used in-person in off-track betting locations (OTBs). If you intend to bet online at BetUS sportsbook for all of your horse betting needs, you won’t really need to read the following information on pari-mutuel, but if you plan to visit Belmont Park for the race, it might be helpful to read on.
The Belmont Stakes betting odds in certain cases is determined by a pari-mutuel system, which means your potential payout on a certain betting type is separated into its own pot and divided by how many wagers are placed on that type. As bets come in, the odds will fluctuate before the race depending on which sides the bettors are placing their money.
It’s sort of like a progressive jackpot, but money can come in on more than one outcome. Each side of the wager feeds the other or takes away from it. The more people that bet on an outcome that ends up occurring, will ultimately reduce your winnings.
This means your payout can continually fluctuate depending on other’s behavior, which makes it very different from regular betting types. Instead of placing a $100 wager and locking in 10-1 odds then receiving the $1100 payout that’s calculated on your bet slip, you will just receive a percentage of that pool which has an undetermined value until all bets are placed.
The uncertainty of pari-mutuel betting makes it difficult to assess the value of your wagers, which can be crucial to a Belmont Stakes betting strategy overall. We prefer to stick to online betting sites and racebooks that allow you to use standard betting and lock in your odds and payout amounts.
There are many Belmont Stakes betting options available and it’s important to understand each type before you go in to make your wagers. Certain bets might not make sense for certain races so you want to make sure you have a good idea how to utilize all of them.
Win, Place, Show
The most common and simplest type of bet you can place on horses is the win, place, show, or also known as a straight up wager. These three options are simple to understand and allows you to pick a horse to win, or pick with a small margin of error and still cash in. These types don’t usually pay out quite as much as you’d make on an exotic bet or a parlay, but you can still take advantage of a hunch and bet on a longshot.
If you bet on a horse to ‘Win’, it’s fairly straight forward: you need that horse to win the race flat out. If you bet on Horse 6 to win the race and it does, you will win your bet.
If you’re betting on a horse to ‘Place’, you are betting on a horse to place in the first or second spots. Your horse can place in either spot, it doesn’t matter, but your horse must rank in the top two. If you picked Horse 4 to place, and they came third, you would not win your bet. If they placed 2nd, you would win.
If you’re betting on a horse to ‘Show’, you’re betting on a horse to finish in first, second or third. This means your horse needs to place in any of the top three positions to win your bet. Your horse can place third, second or first and you will win.
Exotics are more for seasoned bettors, but they can be fun to experiment with as a beginner bettor. You could win some great cash from exotics, so you will want to do plenty of research before getting started. There’s a greater risk with exotics, so be sure to keep that in mind before you bet your savings.
Exacta bets are when you try to predict the top two horses and their exact placements in the race. You don’t have the flexibility of the order being reversed in any case, you must pick the first-place horse and the second-place horse exactly as they finish. This could be easy if you see a race where two horses are favored to win, and you are certain of the fastest horse. But be careful, if you aren’t careful and your second place horse places first, you will lose.
Quinella bets are a combination of Exactas and Show bets. They allow you to pick two horses you think will place in the top two, but you can have your horses place in either spot. It doesn’t matter if they place first or second, they both just need to place. Horse#1 can place second and vice versa.
If exactas have gotten boring for you and you think you can predict the top three horses in the Belmont Stakes race, you will want to make a Trifecta bet. Your job is to correctly predict the first place horse, second place horse and third place horse, all in order. You have no margin of error; all three horses must place and place in the positions you chose for them.
If you want to kick it up a notch even further, you can try a Superfecta bet, and correctly pick the top four horses and their placements. Superfectas are extremely risky, but pay out handsomely. If by some miracle you correctly predict the top four horses, you will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Daily Doubles are popular at the Belmont Stakes because there are plenty of race events over the course of the weekend, and your job with Daily Doubles is to pick the correct horse two races in a row. It’s very similar to a parlay, where you can bet on multiple different events and combine the odds to generate a larger payout.
You could pick a 3-8 Daily Double wager, and you would be betting on Horse #3 to win race one and then horse #8 to win race two.
You can continue to up the ante with Pick 3s, Pick 4s, Pick 6s and so on. This is extremely challenging for even the most experienced horse bettor, as an unsuspected underdog can come along in the third race and wipe your entire bet slip clean.
Much like any other sport, you can bet on the big events like the Belmont Stakes before it even begins. Usually once the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wrap up, you can find Belmont Stakes futures where they will show you all horses competing, and you can choose your favorite horse to win the whole thing. The odds to win will be inflated, and you could predict the winner long before that horse ever crosses the finish line.
You can get some great value from betting on an underdog in big races like the Belmont Stakes. Ensure you pay attention to qualifiers and how horses have performed at previous Triple Crown races to ensure you have a good idea of how they might perform at Belmont Park.
Another futures bet you can place is the Triple Crown Winner special, which allows you to predict if a horse will win a Triple Crown honor at the Belmont Stakes. The odds will be released after the Kentucky Derby, and will either increase or drop off after the Preakness, depending if that horse secures another win.
The Belmont Stakes will be televised live on NBC, beginning at 4:00 PM ET. Post time approx. 6:45 PM ET.
This year the Belmont Stakes will take its traditional place as the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Yes, you can bet on the 2021 Belmont Stakes online at BetUS Sportsbook. There are plenty of odds on each race of the weekend.
You can bet on the Belmont Stakes at BetUS online sportsbook, or if you’re in Elmont Park, NY, you can go to the venue and bet on the race live!
Yes, you can legally bet on the Belmont Stakes online with no legal repercussions. Online betting is safe and secure at established online sportsbooks like BetUS.
There are plenty of betting options when betting on the Belmont Stakes, but the most common is a Win/Place/Show wager, where you can either bet on a horse to win, bet on a horse to place first or second, or bet on a horse to place in the top three. See our Belmont Stakes Betting Guide for more info.
The 2021 Belmont Stakes horse race takes place during the first weekend in June, and is the final leg of the Triple Crown series.
Official Belmont Stakes Morning Lines Favor Essential Quality at 2/1.
You can find current odds for the 2021 Belmont Stakes at the BetUS Sportsbook. Head over to the horse racing tab and check out all horse betting odds available.
Tiz The Law, jockeyed by Manny Franco won the 2020 Belmont Stakes as a heavy favorite going into the race. Tiz the Law is the first New York-bred winner since 1882.
The minimum age to bet on sports or horses at BetUS sportsbook is 18 years of age.
There is a great selection of wagers to place on the Belmont Stakes. You can keep things simple with a Win/Place/Show wager, or move into exotics like Exactas, Trifectas, Superfectas and more. With the Belmont Stakes usually deciding if a horse wins a Triple Crown, you can bet on Triple Crown Futures as well.
The best strategy to picking a Belmont Stakes winner is to look at the horses past performance. Where did they place in their last five races? What styles of tracks do they perform best on? If they can build speeds on long stretches, the finish line at the Belmont Stakes has a great stretch for a horse to build speed.