Sports betting is a strange business and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of Horse racing odds and especially in huge races like the Belmont Stakes betting competition. No matter how much research you do, no many how many online betting sources you consult there is always the variable of chance that seems to play such an enormous role in any horse racing betting and especially in the Belmont odds.
Take for example the case of thoroughbred Belmont odds contender Ice Box. Ice Box was a virtual unknown in the horse racing odds world and little more than a blip on the sports betting radar at the beginning of the year. He entered the Florida Derby as an extremely long-shot in the betting odds, little more than an afterthought in the minds of most sports betting fans.
And he won. And as Belmont Stakes betting fans know the Florida Derby is no small prize. That victory put Ice Box on the horse racing odds map and earned him an invite to the Kentucky Derby. And that the Kentucky Derby Ice Box proved to the sports betting world that his Florida win was no fluke.
Ice Box finished second at the Kentucky Derby and as a result of that terrific and unexpected finish he now finds himself as the likely favorite for the Belmont Stakes betting action as well.
Over its brief career Ice Box has won three of eight starts and has the runner-up finish at the Kentucky Derby. Prepped by hall of fame trainer Nick Zito this horse is very good hands and will be ready on June 5th for the Belmont Stakes betting action. Over the course of its career Ice Box has quickly proven to be a big money horse with career earnings totaling nearly $1 million ($906,535).
There are several other horses that could challenge Ice Box, like Fly Down which his coming off a big win at the Dwyer Stakes and has won three of its five lifetime starts. But if Ice Box runs to its potential on Saturday he’s got to be the favorite in the betting odds. The 1 ½ mile course suits his skills perfectly and a win in the Belmont Odds competition would be a fitting accolade to a fine season.