Belmont Stakes Betting news… The Belmont Stakes takes place on a Dirt Track of Grade 1 with a distance of 1 1/12 miles for 3 year old thoroughbreds and has a purse of $1,000,000. This will be the 142nd race of the Belmont Stakes. The Race which is to be the status track for making or breaking a Triple Crown potential Champion because of it distance. The Belmont Stakes was named after the first President if the Jockey Club in 1867 and was a leading area banker and horse racing enthusiast. Amazingly the first Belmont was a race horse from Franklin, Ohio and showed up at the race tracks in California in 1853. August Belmont as previously stated was a banker/financier who was well known for his fortune and his activity with the New York society and Politics.
Where the Kentucky Derby has its “run for the roses”, the Belmont has its “run for the carnations.” For the Derby the theme song is “My old Kentucky Home,” while the song for the Belmont was “Sidewalks of New York,” until 1996 and now the song is “New York, New York.” Does this have any effect on 2010 Belmont Stakes Betting or Belmont Staked odds?
Yesterday two Stakes contenders had workouts in preparing for the final race of what would have been the Triple Crown. It appears that the field will be made of a least 10 possible contenders for this Belmont race. They should include Ice Box a Kentucky Derby runner-up, First Dude a Preakness runner-up, Game on Dude the Lone Star Derby winner, Stately Victor the Blue Grass winner, Fly Down the Dwyer winner, and then we have Stay Put, Uptowncharlybrown and Spangled Star. These contenders should have a very positive influence on the 2010 Belmont stakes betting lines as well as the Belmont stakes for this final event.
Unfortunately for the Horse Racing industry and enthusiasts, the last Triple Crown winner was won when the horse Affirmed took all three races. In history only eleven horses have won the Triple Crown starting in 1919 thru 1978. In 1919 Sir Bartin was the winner, in 1930 Gallant Fox, in 1935 it was Omaha, in 1937 it was War Admiral, in 1943 it was Count Fleet, 1946 it was Assault, in 1948 it was Citation, in 1973 it was Secretariat, in 1977 it was Seattle Slew and finally the last to win was Affirmed in 1978.
Only one jockey has had more than one victory in the Triple Crown’s and that was none other than Eddie Arcaro in 1941 aboard Whiraway and then in 1948 riding Citation!