The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes will place on Saturday, June 10th at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 1.5-mile long race is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, although history will not be made this year. Always Dreaming (+500) was the winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Cloud Computing (+1650) was the winner of the 2017 Preakness Stakes.
In an interesting twist, Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing have decided to skip the Belmont Stakes and Classic Empire, who would have been the favorite among the remaining contenders, withdrew from the race due to a recurrent foot abscess. That means this will be one of the most wide-open fields in recent memory.
Irish War Cry, who had a tenth place finish at the Kentucky Derby, opened as the +330 favorite at 5Dimes. Epicharis, who opened with the second-best odds, didn’t train on Thursday morning and was treated with an anti-inflammatory for lameness in his right front hoof. At the time of publication, it was unclear whether Epicharis would be able to run in Saturday’s race.
The table below examines the latest odds to win the 2017 Belmont Stakes at several sportsbooks.
|Post||Name||5Dimes (6/8)||Bovada (6/8)||SIA (6/8)|
|7||Irish War Cry||+330||+300||+300|
|6||Lookin at Lee||+500||+550||+501|
|4||J Boys Echo||+1500||+1600||+1600|
We will continue to monitor these odds and provide the latest news updates as the race approaches.