The Triple Crown betting action simply isn’t what it used to be and nowhere is this more evident than in the fact that several big name horses are not likely to compete in the 2010 Belmont Stakes betting action and no horse is likely to run all three Triple Crown horseracing odds events this year. The last time this happened was in 2006 but it’s likely to become a more and more common event in the years ahead as the nature of horseracing betting changes and the Belmont Stakes odds simply does not matter as much as they used to.
With top horses running only every 6-8 weeks now on average the grueling demands of the Triple Crown betting competition does not jibe with this schedule. Granted, every trainer, jockey, and horse owner in the horseracing odds action still wants to win the Triple Crown as much as ever, probably more.
But the individual races themselves, like the Belmont Stakes betting event, mean little now. Trainers are much more likely to cut their losses if their horse fails to win the Kentucky Derby betting. At most they’ll run a top horse in the Preakness as well if they don’t have a shot at the Triple Crown betting title if only to prevent the Kentucky Derby winner from claiming a Triple Crown title.
But the Belmont odds competition doesn’t seem to matter much anymore.
If you don’t agree, simply look at the likely field of 2010 Belmont betting contenders. Big name horses like Dublin, Setsuko, Kentucky Derby odds winner Super Saver and Preakness betting winner Lookin’ at Lucky are all but certain not to race in the Belmont odds competition. Instead a field of second-class horses will run a race that is quickly losing its luster in the Triple Crown betting competition.
Little known horses like New Madrid who’s best result in the 2010 betting odds is a 6th place finish in the Arkansas Derby, or Spangled Star who’s best result is a 3rd place finish in the Withers Stakes take their place.
Obviously there are still some very good horses in the Belmont Stakes betting field, some of the best around, but none in the horseracing profession or in the sports betting community seems to take this race all that seriously anymore unless there’s a Triple Crown betting contender involved.