Belmont Stakes Betting – 2023 Odds & Predictions

As the final leg of the famed Triple Crown of horse racing, the Belmont Stakes is one of the most exciting and highly-anticipated races on the horse racing calendar. This year’s edition will be the 155th running of the iconic race and comes our way on Saturday, June 10, 2023. There’s still a way to go until the field is finalized. We’ll know much more about the contenders once the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes are in the books. When it’s time for any of the races, you have several legal and safe options for betting, including betting online with your phone. Here’s a look at how to bet online, bonus offers available and the Belmont Stakes odds.

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2023 Belmont Stakes odds

Odds for the 2023 Belmont Stakes will be released in the days leading up to the race. If the winners of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes are in the field, they will likely be among the top favorites. We’ll take a look at the odds for this year’s race once they are unveiled.

Belmont Stakes past winner odds

2022Mo Donegal5-22:28.28Irad Ortiz Jr.Todd Pletcher
2021Essential Quality2-12:27:11Luis SaezBrad Cox
2020Tiz the Law6-51:46.53Manny FrancoBarclay Tagg
2019Sir Winston10-12:28:30Joel RosarioMark Casse
2018Justify4-52:28:18Mike SmithBob Baffert
2017Tapwrit6-12:30:02Jose OrtizTodd Pletcher
2016Creator15-12:28:51Irad Ortiz Jr.Steve Asmussen
2015American Pharoah3-52:26:65Victor EspinozaBob Baffert
2014Tonalist12-12:28:52Joel RosarioChris Clement
2013Palace Malice13-12:30:70Mike SmithTodd Pletcher
2012Union Rags3-12:30:42John VelazquezMichael Matz
2011Ruler on Ice24-12:30:88Jose Valdivia Jr.Kelly Breen
2010Drosselmeyer13-12:31:57Mike SmithBill Mott

The Belmont Stakes is one of the most interesting races on the calendar when it comes to betting on horses. The race offers a nice mix of horses that might have run in one, or even both of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, while others will be lining up for the first time in a Triple Crown event. If a horse is entering the race with a chance of winning the Triple Crown, it will rightly be favorite for the race, as was the case when the two most recent Crown winners lined up (Justify of 2018, and American Pharaoh of 2015).

That said, there can also be some value with horses who have not been featured in the marquee racing events. A good example was Gronkowski in 2018. While many of the leading contenders had raced hard in the previous five weeks, Gronkowski hadn’t been in a race since the end of March. The form was there, however, as the horse had won each of his previous four starts over in Europe. The consistent Gronkowski would go on to finish second at very decent odds, despite being something of an unknown quantity to Triple Crown watchers.

Types of bets: Win, place and show odds

On a race as big as the Belmont Stakes, you’ll find a range of betting opportunities available, all of which are available through the TVG racing app. Let’s take a look at all of the top options, beginning with the standard horse racing wagers.

In addition to betting on single horses and where they might finish, you can also try your hand at projecting multiple places. For the following bets, which are often called exotics, the goal is to select the top two to four finishers in the race.

The rewards are often lucrative for the above three bets, but there’s also a good deal of risk involved. It’s challenging enough to nail a single finisher, let alone multiple runners from the same race. For the exotics, you can place a straight bet on your selections in the exact order, box multiple selections that can finish in any order, or wheel your picks by spreading out the number of selections per finishing position.

Also, keep in mind that there will be other races on the card on the day of the Belmont Stakes. You can try your hand at picking the winners of those races with wagers such as a Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6. The goal is to pick the winner of successive races, and the outlay is generally small when you stick to a single selection for each race. While challenging to win, the returns can be great if you manage to pull it off.

Here’s a look back at the full payouts from the 2022 Belmont Stakes.

First: Mo Donegal$7.20$3.80$3.00
Second: Nest$5.30$4.10
Third: Skippylongstocking$5.60
$2 Exacta$0.50 Trifecta$1 Superfecta

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If you’re one of the nearly 100,000 who make the annual trip to Belmont Park for the race, you can bet in person while enjoying the thrill of one of the biggest events on the yearly horse racing calendar live. When you’re at the track, just head to a teller and place your bet. If you win, go back to the same spot to collect your winnings.

Many other racecourses across the US also offer simulcast wagering on the Belmont Stakes. You can visit another racetrack and enjoy the Belmont Stakes with fellow racing fans. For another option, several states across the US have OTB (off-track betting) shops. A simple internet search will point you in the right direction.

Past winners of the Belmont Stakes

The first-ever winner of the Belmont Stakes was Ruthless in 1867. Ruthless was the only filly in the race facing three other rivals. In the 155-race history of the Belmont Stakes, only two other fillies triumphed: Tanya in 1905 and Rags to Riches in 2007. Perhaps the most famous winners of the Belmont Stakes are those who have completed the famed Triple Crown of US horse racing with a victory. Here are the 13 horses that have achieved that feat to date.

Overall, there have been 36 occasions when a horse has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, but only the above 13 have managed to complete the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. The year 1993 saw a landmark victory in the Belmont Stakes when Colonial Affair hit the finishing post first. Julie Krone was aboard the winner, making her the first-ever female jockey to win a Triple Crown event. In total, there have been nine winners of the race from outside the US, most recently Victory Gallop from Canada in 1998.

All Belmont Stakes Winners 1879 to 2022

2022Mo DonegalIrad Ortiz Jr.2:28.28
2021Essential QualityLuis Saez2:27:11
2020Tiz the LawManuel Franco1:46:53 (1 1/8 miles)
2019Sir WinstonJoel Rosario2:28.30
2018JustifyMike Smith2:28.18
2017TapwritJose L. Ortiz2:30.02
2016CreatorIrad Ortiz Jr.2:28.51
2015American PharoahVictor Espinoza2:26.65
2014TonalistJoel Rosario2:28.52
2013Palace MaliceMike Smith2:30.70
2012Union RagsJohn Velazquez2:30.42
2011Ruler On IceKelly J. Breen2:30:88
2010DrosselmeyerWilliam I. Mott2:31.57
2009Summer BirdTim Ice2:27.54
2008DaTaraNicholas P. Zito2:29:65
2007Rags to RichesTodd Pletcher2:28.74
2006JazilKiaran McLaughlin2:27.81
2005Afleet AlexTim Ritchey2:28.75
2004BirdstoneNicholas P. Zito2:27.50
2003Empire MakerBobby Frankel2:28.26
2002SaravaKen McPeek2:29.71
2001Point GivenBob Baffert2:26.80
2000CommendableD. Wayne Lukas2:31.20
1999Lemon Drop KidScotty Schulhofer2:27.80
1998Victory GallopElliott Walden2:29.00
1997Touch GoldDavid Hofmans2:28.80
1995Thunder GulchD. Wayne Lukas2:32.00
1994Tabasco CatD. Wayne Lukas2:26.80
1993Colonial AffairScotty Schulhofer2:29.80
1992A.P. IndyNeil Drysdale2:26.00
1991HanselFrank Brothers2:28.00
1990Go And GoDermot Weld2:27.20
1989Easy GoerShug McGaughey2:26.00
1988Risen StarLouie Roussel III2:26.40
1987Bet TwiceJimmy Croll2:28.20
1986Danzig ConnectionWoody Stephens2:29.80
1985Creme FraicheWoody Stephens2:27.00
1984SwaleWoody Stephens2:27.20
1983CaveatWoody Stephens2:27.80
1982Conquistador CieloWoody Stephens2:28.20
1981SummingLuis Barerra2:29.00
1980Temperence HillJoseph Cantey2:29.80
1979CoastalDavid Whiteley2:28.60
1978Affirmed daggerLaz Barrera2:26.80
1977Seattle SlewBilly Turner2:29.60
1976Bold ForbesLaz Barrera2:29.00
1975AvatarTommy Doyle2:28.20
1974Little CurrentLou Rondinello2:29.20
1973SecretariatLucien Laurin2:24.00
1972Riva RidgeLucien Laurin2:28.00
1971Pass CatcherEddie Yowell2:30.40
1970High EchelonJohn Jacobs2:34.00
1969Arts And LettersElliott Burch2:28.80
1968Stage Door JohnnyJohn M. Gaver2:27.20
1967DamascusFrank Whiteley2:28.80
1966AmberoidLucien Laurin2:29.60
1965Hail To AllEddie Yowell2:28.40
1964QuadrangleElliott Burch2:28.40
1963ChateaugayJames Conway2:30.20
1962JaipurBert Mulholland2:28.80
1961SherluckHarold Young2:29.20
1960Celtic AshTom Barry2:29.20
1959Sword DancerElliott Burch2:28.40
1958CavanTom Barry2:30.20
1957Gallant ManJohn Nerud2:26.60
1956NeedlesHugh Fontaine2:29.80
1955NashuaSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:29.00
1954High GunMax Hirsch2:30.80
1953Native DancerBill Winfrey2:28.60
1952One CountOscar White2:30.20
1951CounterpointSyl Veitch2:29.00
1950MiddlegroundMax Hirsch2:28.60
1949CapotJohn M. Gaver2:30.20
1948CitationHorace A. “Jimmy” Jones2:28.20
1947PhalanxSyl Veitch2:29.40
1946AssaultMax Hirsch2:30.80
1945PavotOscar White2.30.20
1944Bounding HomeMatt Brady2:32.20
1943Count FleetDon Cameron2:28.20
1942Shut OutJohn M. Gaver2:29.20
1941WhirlawayBen A. Jones2:31.00
1940BimelechBill Hurley2:29.60
1939JohnstownSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:29.60
1938PasteurizedGeorge Odom2:29.40
1937War AdmiralGeorge Conway2:28.60
1936GranvilleSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:30.00
1935OmahaSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:30.60
1934Peace ChancePete Coyne2:29.20
1933HurryoffHenry McDaniel2:32.60
1932FairenoSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:32.80
1931Twenty GrandJames Rowe, Jr.2:29.60
1930Gallant FoxSunny Jim Fitzsimmons2:31.60
1929Blue LarkspurHenry J. “Dick” Thompson2:32.80
1928VitoMax Hirsch2:33.20
1927Chance ShotPete Coyne2:32.40
1926CrusaderGeorge Conway2:32.20
1925American FlagG.R. Tompkins2:16.80
1924Mad PlaySam Hildreth2:18.80
1923ZevSam Hildreth2:19.00
1922PilloryThomas J. Healey2:18.80
1921Grey LagSam Hildreth2:16.80
1919Sir BartonH. Guy Bedwell2:17.40
1918JohrenAlbert Simons2:20.40
1917HourlessSam Hildreth2:17.80
1916Friar RockSam Hildreth2:22.00
1915The FinnE.W. Heffner2:18.40
1914Luke MclukeJ.F. Schorr2:20.00
1913Prince EugeneJames Rowe, Sr.2:18.00
1910SweepJames Rowe, Sr.2:22.00
1909Joe MaddenSam Hildreth2:21.60
1908ColinJames Rowe, Sr.N/A
1907Peter PanJames Rowe, Sr.N/A
1906BurgomasterJohn W. Rogers2:20.00
1905TanyaJohn W. Rogers2:08.00
1904DelhiJames Rowe, Sr.2:06.60
1903AfricanderR. Miller2:21.75
1902MastermanJohn J. Hyland2:22.60
1901CommandoJames Rowe, Sr.2:21.00
1900IldrimH. Eugene Leigh2:21.25
1899Jean BeraudSam Hildreth2:23.00
1898Bowling BrookRobert W. Walden2:32.00
1897Scottish ChieftainMatt Byrnes2:23.25
1896HastingsJohn J. Hyland2:24.50
1895BelmarE. Feakes2:11.50
1894Henry Of NavarreByron McClelland1:56.50
1893CommancheGus Hannon1:53.25
1892PatronLewis Stuart2:12.00
1891FoxfordM. Donavan2:08.75
1890BurlingtonAlbert Cooper2:07.75
1889EricJohn Huggins2:47.25
1888Sir DixonFrank McCabe2:40.25
1887HanoverFrank McCabe2:43.50
1886Inspector BFrank McCabe2:41.00
1885TyrantW. Claypool2:43.00
1884PaniqueJames Rowe, Sr.2:42.00
1883George KinneyJames Rowe, Sr.2:42.50
1882ForesterLewis Stuart2:43.00
1881SauntererRobert W. Walden2:47.00
1880GrenadaRobert W. Walden2:47.00
1879SpendthriftThomas Puryear2:42.75

How to qualify for the Belmont Stakes

There is a safety limit of only 12 runners in the Belmont Stakes. Unless there is an injury or if a horse has already won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, it will be guaranteed a starting spot at the Belmont Stakes. Career earnings are the main qualifying criteria, meaning horses who have performed well in the major races will have a place should they accept it.

Owners will have to pay $15,000 for initial entry, with another $15,000 to be paid if the horse makes the starting gate. If a horse isn’t registered for the Triple Crown races by late January, owners will have to pay an additional $75,000 for the privilege of entering.

In an ideal world, if there are different winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, they’ll meet at the Belmont Stakes for the unofficial title of the best 3-year-old in racing. Upon entering, colts and geldings will carry a weight of 126 pounds, while if a filly does enter the race, they’ll carry a weight of 121 pounds.

History of the Belmont Stakes Race

In 1866, the Jerome Park Racetrack was built in the Bronx by stock market speculator Leonard Jerome and financed by August Belmont Sr., who would lend his name to the track. The first race, won by filly Ruthless, took place the following year and the race would continue at Jerome Park until 1890. Nearby Morris Park would host the race until 1905. Aside from a move to Aqueduct between 1963 and 1967, the Belmont Stakes has been run at Belmont Park every year since.

In 1911 and 1912, anti-gambling legislation in the state of New York saw the race canceled, but it returned in 1913 and has been running a race every year since. The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the Triple Crown races. At 1.5 miles, it offers more of a test of endurance than the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes – the perfect race to test the all-around ability of a potential Triple Crown winner. The nickname, the Test of the Champion, was duly given to the race.

The early days of the race were even longer, with the race run more than 1 5/8 miles, while shorter distances were experimented with at the end of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. The 1.5 miles distance was finally settled on in 1926. Despite the long history of the race, some of the oldest traditions have been subject to change in recent years: The Sideways of New York being outed as the post-parade song by Frank Sinatra’s New York in 1997 (with a one-year experiment of using Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind in 2010, before reverting to Sinatra in 2011).

Classic moments in the Belmont Stakes


Secretariat dominated the Triple Crown in 1973. Having won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in record times (times that still hold to this day), the Penny Chenery trained horse was the rightful hot favorite for the Belmont Stakes. The early part of the race saw Secretariat and great rival Sham draw away from the field to make it a match, but then Secretariat made his move, pulling away from Sham with relative ease on the back straight. Secretariat ran the fastest time in the history of the Belmont Stakes, too, a time that also stands to this day.


Occasionally, you find a year when two superstar horses come along at once. In any other year, Alydar might have won the Triple Crown himself, but the incredible Affirmed stood in his way. After great tussles in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, which both saw Affirmed come out the victor, they faced each other again.  The final 100 yards saw Affirmed manage to get up again, winning by the smallest of margins as they crossed the line together. It was an incredible race and a fitting way for Affirmed to tie up the Triple Crown.


Before 2007, only two fillies had ever won the Belmont Stakes, but it was clear after the dominating victory in the Kentucky Oaks that Rags to Riches was something special. Things didn’t look good when she stumbled at the start, but Rags to Riches soon recovered, and it would eventually become a head to head with Preakness Stakes winner Curlin as they entered the stretch. Curlin was on the inside and Rags to Riches was on the outside. The filly managed to get her head in front and, in a close finish, would run out the victor.

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Belmont Stakes FAQ

When is the Belmont Stakes race?

The 155th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The race will go off at 6:50 p.m EDT with NBC Sports handling the broadcast and coverage of the event.

How many horses run in the race?

There is an upper limit of 12 runners in the Belmont Stakes, although it’s unusual to find a full field of 12 horses. In 2020, for example, there were just 10 runners in the race, and there were 11 runners in 2017. In 1973, Secretariat faced four rivals in the Belmont Stakes. This lower limit ensures that the Belmont Stakes is potentially the best of the Triple Crown races in terms of quality from top to bottom.

How much does the winner of the Belmont Stakes receive?

In 2022, the total purse was $1.5 million with $800,000 going to first place.

When is post time for the 2023 Belmont Stakes?

In 2022, the Belmont Stakes started at 6:45 p.m. EST with television coverage of the event beginning at 3 p.m. EST on NBC.

How much are Belmont Stakes tickets?

There are several different levels at which you can buy tickets for the Belmont Stakes. At the top end of the spectrum, there is a variety of ticket packages ensuring entry into the Platinum, Gold and Bronze clubhouses, as well as the Garden Terrace and Champagne Room. Each of these offers hospitality, too, and range from $699 to $1,299. At this premium level, box seating is also available starting at $425.

Visitors to Belmont can gain general admission starting at $80, which includes a wristband for four 12-ounce beers and water, and a trackside view of the final turn. The GA crowd can enjoy food trucks and a live DJ, too. Reserved seating starts at $70, where you can enjoy the best views of the finish line, with access to the backyard entertainment and paddock views.

What is the fastest time at the Belmont Stakes?

Secretariat set the fastest time in the history of the race in 1973, with a time of exactly 2:24 (timing in this era was divided into fifths of a second). No other horse in the history of the race (at 1.5 miles) has run below 2:26. The fastest winner in the 21st century was Point Given in 2001, with a time of 2:26.56.

Which jockeys and trainers have had the most wins?

Jim McLaughlin  and Eddie Arcaro are the all-time winningest jockeys at the Belmont Stakes with six victories each. James G. Rowe Sr. is the record-holder for trainers with eight victories between 1893 and 1913.

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