The Belmont Stakes betting race is one of the most famous and important competitions in the horse racing odds action and the 2010 edition of this classic is just around the corner. The Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the famed Triple Crown of the horse racing betting competition, but because Triple Crown winners are so rare it’s often the most irrelevant of the three marquee races and it’s not as well known as its counterparts.
Despite its status as the “the other” Triple Crown betting race the Belmont Stake betting competition has been host of the most important and most exciting horse races in the history of the sport. Every single Triple Crown winner has claimed their title here at the Belmont odds competition and even though the event is followed closely every year, it’s still the biggest horse betting event of the year if there is the possibility of a Triple Crown winner.
A few things that casual sports betting fans may not know about the Belmont Stakes betting event is that it’s the longest of all three Triple Crown betting race at 1 ½ miles and for that reason is considered the most difficult of the three major races. If any horse is going to win the Triple Crown they have to earn it at the Belmont odds event.
The race is named for the August Belmont, the first president of the Jockey Club in 1867. As you might have guessed the Belmont Stakes betting has a very long history and this year’s June 5th event will be the 144th running of the event, the first held in 1867. The Belmont odds event is the oldest of the Triple Crown betting predating the Preakness by six year and the Kentucky Derby by 8 years.
Throughout the years there has been some incredibly horse racing moments celebrated at the Belmont Stakes betting competition. Perhaps the most memorable was in 1978 when Triple Crown winner Secretariat ran to a massive 31-length victory over the rest of the field, not only capturing the Triple Crown betting title, but also setting the world record at the 1 ½ mile distance at 2:24.
While we won’t see a Triple Crown winner this year we still might see a new record in the 1 ½ mile distance and there are plenty of interesting bets to make against the horse racing odds in the 2010 edition.