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  • See the current odds to win the 2022 Belmont Stakes
  • Mo Donegal and We The People are the top Belmont Stakes favorites
  • See which horse’s odds are trending in the right direction and which are fading to get the best value

The 2022 Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. We’re tracking the odds to win the 154th running of 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.

2022 Belmont Stakes Odds Top Contenders

  • [6/9/22] Just two days before the Belmont and Mo Donegal and We The People are still the favorites to win the Belmont and both have seen their odds shorten just slightly. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is the third favorite at +500 odds
  • [5/24/22] The top two early favorites are Mo Donegal (+250) and We The People (+300)

2022 Belmont Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Mo Donegal +225
We The People +275
Rich Strike +500
Creative Minister +650
Nest +800
Barber Road +900
Skippylongstocking +1600
Golden Glider +2500

Odds as of June 9

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Mo Donegal and We The People are the clear top-two favorites. Rich Strike and Creative Minister at +700 and Barber Road and Nest at +800 are the next closest contenders.

Last year’s winner Essential Quality won the race in 2:27.11.

Recent Belmont Stakes Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Essential Quality Luis Saez Brad H Cox 2:27.11
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 2021 it was a first-time win for both jockey, Luis Saez and trainer, Brad H Cox.

Not counting the shortened distance in 2020, Essential Quality’s 2021 win in a time of 2:27.11 was the fastest winning time in the Belmont Stakes since Tonalist’s time of 2:26.65 in 2015.

Most Belmont Stakes Jockey Wins

Luis Saez won his first Belmont Stakes in 2021 with Essential Quality. Since 2010, only two jockeys have won multiple times at the Belmont Stakes.

That is Mike Smith with Justify (2018), Palace Malice (2013), and Drosselmeyer (2010).

Joel Rosario won in 2019 with Sir Winston and in 2014 with Tonalist.

Most Belmont Stakes Trainer Wins

2021 was also a first-time Belmont Stakes win for trainer Brad H Cox.

He has a long way to go to catch the all-time leader of James Rowe who has trained eight winning Belmont horses. The last coming in 1931.

Belmont Stakes Bets You Can Make

  • Win bet
  • Place bet
  • Show bet
  • Exacta
  • Trifecta
  • Superfecta

Win, Place & Show Preakness Stakes Bets

The three main types of horse racing bets you can make for the Belmont Stakes will be win, place and show bets.

A win bet is pretty straightforward. If you bet on a horse to win they need to finish in first place.

If you bet on a horse to place, the payout will be smaller, but they can finish in the top two.

A bet on a horse to show means they can come in either first, second or third.

Exacta, Trifecta & Superfecta Preakness Stakes Bets

The parlays of horse betting are the exotic bets that often include exactas. trifectas and superfectas.

In an exacta, you’re picking two horses that need to both finish in the top two in exact order.

A trifecta is picking three horses to finish in the top three in a certain order. And finally, a superfecta is picking four horses to finish in the top four in the correct order.

You are also able to “box” any of these options where they can finish in top two, three or four in any order.


Archived Odds: 2021, 2020, 2019

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Ryan is SBD's resident soccer pro, though his repertoire is by no means limited to a single sport. His articles have been published by the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Kitchener Rangers, and outlets like SportsXpress and Shredthespread.com