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  • See the current odds to win the 2024 Belmont Stakes
  • Fierceness, Sierra Leone, and Antiquarian 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 2024 Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday, June 8th, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

This will be the first time the event will run at Saratoga, due to planned renovations for Belmont Park. With Saratoga as this year’s host, the race will run at a distance of 1 & 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs)

We’re tracking the odds to win the 156th running of the race for all horses from the time they open 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.

2024 Belmont Stakes Odds Top Contenders

Here are some notes on the movement of the top contenders for the 156th Belmont Stakes:

  • [May 27] Catching Freedom, once one of the favorites in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is currently not getting early odds for the Belmont. Though he may yet be one of the horses listed when the post positions are announced, for the moment he’s only listed as a “possible” contender in the current odds.
  • [May 21] Despite his 15th-place finish at Churchill Downs, pre-Kentucky Derby favorite Fierceness (+300) opens as the favorite to win the 156th Belmont Stakes. Not far behind is Sierra Leone (+350), while Derby and Preakness winners Mystik Dan and Seize the Grey are +900 and +1500, respectively.

2024 Belmont Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Sierra Leone +175
Fierceness +350
Mystik Dan +500
Seize the Grey +600
Thorpedo Anna +1000
Antiquarian +1200
Honor Marie +1200
Dornoch +1200
The Wine Steward +1800

Odds as of May 27, 2024

The top three favorites in the opening 2024 Belmont Stakes odds were Fierceness (+300), Sierra Leone (+350), and Antiquarian (+800).

Among the other contenders are Mystik Dan, winner of the 2024 Kentucky Derby and Southwest Stakes, and Seize the Grey, winner of the 2024 Preakness Stakes and Pat Day Mile Stakes.

Recent Belmont Stakes Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
2023 Arcangelo Javier Castellano Jena Antonucci 2:29.23
2022 Mo Donegal Irad Ortiz Jr Todd Pletcher 2:28.28
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

Last year’s winner Arcangelo won the race in 2:29.23, just a second slower than the 2022 winner, Mo Donegal. The fastest time from the last ten years belongs to 2015’s winner, Toanlist, who ran the Belmont in 2:26.65.

The 152nd Belmont Stakes in 2020 took place during the COVID epidemic and was run at a shorter distance of 9 furlongs, instead of the normal 12 furlongs, resulting in the finishing time of 1:46.53 from Tiz The Law.

Most Belmont Stakes Jockey Wins

Since 2010, only three jockeys have won multiple times at the Belmont Stakes: Mike Smith, with Justify (2018), Palace Malice (2013), and Drosselmeyer (2010); Joel Rosario, with Sir Winston (2019) and Tonalist (2014); and Irad Ortiz Jr,  with Mo Donegal (2022) and American Pharoah (2016).

Javier Castellano’s win in 2023 with Arcangelo was the jockey’s first Belmont Stakes win.

Most Belmont Stakes Trainer Wins

2023 was also a first-time Belmont Stakes win for trainer Jena Antonucci. Not only was she the first female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes, but also the first female trainer to win any of the American Triple Crown races.

She has a long way to go to catch all-time leader James Rowe, who has trained eight winning Belmont horses, with the last coming in 1931. Todd Pletcher is doing his best to close that gap, now boasting four Belmont wins after Essential Quality’s win in 2022.

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: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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