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  • See the current odds to win the 2021 Belmont Stakes
  • Essential Quality and Rombauer are the early favorites
  • See which horse’s odds are trending in the right direction and which are fading to get the best value

The 2021 Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday, June 5 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. We’re tracking the odds to win the race for all horses from the time they opened and will continue to do so right up to race time. The graph below was generated by averaging the odds from our most trusted online sports betting sites.

2021 Belmont Stakes Odds Top Contenders

  • [6/1/21] Rock Your World has seen his odds shorten from +800 to +500 since the open
  • [5/17/21] Essential Quality has opened as the early favortie alongside Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer at 3-1 odds

Belmont Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Essential Quality +225
Rombauer +250
Rock Your World +450
Hot Rod Charlie +550
Known Agenda +650
Overtook +2500
Bourbonic +2500
France Go De Ina +3300

Odds as of June 1 at Bet365

Last year’s winner Sir Winston won the Belmont with a time of 2:28.30, the third-fastest time in the past ten years.

Recent Belmont Stakes Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
2020 Tiz The Law Manny Franco Barclay Tagg 1:46.53*
2019 Sir Winston Joel Rosario Mark E. Casse 2:28.30
2018 Justify Mike Smith Bob Baffert 2:28.18
2017 Tapwrit Jose L. Ortiz Todd Pletcher 2:30.02
2016 American Pharoah Irad Ortiz Jr. Steve Asmussen 2:28.51
2015 Tonalist Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 2:26.65
2014 Palace Malice Joel Rosario Christophe Clement 2:28.52
2013 Union Rags Mike Smith Todd Pletcher 2:30.70
2012 Ruler on Ice John Velazquez Michael Matz 2:30.42
2011 Drosselmeyer Jose Valdivia Jr. Kelly Breen 2:30.88
2010 Summer Bird Mike Smith William Mott 2:31.57

*In 2020 with┬áCOVID-19 pushing the Kentucky Derby to September, and Preakness to October, instead of competing with November’s Breeders Cup, New York racing officials opted to run the Belmont in June, and did so at a-mile-and-an-eighth, which essentially made it a prep race for the Derby. Interestingly, at Belmont Park, that meant it was only a one-turn race.

Most Belmont Stakes Jockey Wins

Most Belmont Stakes Trainer Wins


Archived Odds: 2020, 2019

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