In a country like the USA that is relatively young, anything with 142 years worth of history is something definitely worth celebrating and so it is with the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes betting action on Saturday, June 5 2010. This is the oldest horseracing odds event on the continent and the oldest sports betting event in US history.
Things have certainly changed over the past century and a half but top quality Belmont odds action has remained a constant. This year’s running of the Belmont Stakes betting action shouldn’t be any different as he race will televised live on ABC television with a host of preliminary horseracing betting contests televised on ESPN beforehand.
The field for this year’s Belmont odds action has yet to be set but it’s likely to be an 12-horse field with a handful of the top eligible horses sitting this sports betting contest out. Also, with no Triple-Crown contender in the field this year many of the top horses will skip the Belmont betting this year in favor of resting up for the remainder of the horse betting season.
But that doesn’t mean that the Run for the Carnations will be devoid of talent or that the Belmont Stakes betting action won’t be as exciting as ever. Several strong horses lead the field of favorites and at the 1 ½ mile distance almost anything can happen in horseracing betting.
One of the horses that sports betting odds makers like is Ice Box. This horse has gotten off to great start this betting season as he came out of nowhere to win the Florida Derby betting in March. He finished second in his next race, the Kentucky Derby odds competition, and has been training for the Belmont Stakes Odds competition ever since. He is not accustomed to the 1 ½ mile distance but was held out of the Preakness and every other race since the Kentucky Derby to focus on the Belmont betting action.
First Dude is another early favorite in the Belmont Stakes betting action and after running to a spirited second place finish at the Preakness this horse seems to be in fine form. Odds makers like his chances and he could open as the betting line favorite for the third and final leg of the Triple Crown betting action.