Horse Racing: Early Look At The Belmont Stakes Odds & Betting Preview

Can California Chrome be the first colt to pull off a Triple Crown since 1978?

Can California Chrome be the first colt to pull off a Triple Crown since 1978?

Check out the early betting odds for the 2014 Belmont Stakes who has California Chrome as the big favorite

We already heard the news that California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, will be allowed to wear his nasal strip at the Belmont Stakes on June 7th. This said, the horse opened as a heavy favourite to win the 1st place prize of 1.5 million and be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when Affirmed won. has the colt as a -115 favourite to win the race where he will face 11 other horses including some familiar faces he was up against in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness.

Coming in as the second favourite is Ride On Curlin at +500. The colt was the runner up in The Preakness Stakes losing by only 1 ½ lengths. Ride On Curlin came in 7th at the Run for the Roses and seems likely to appreciate the extra 1 ½ mile length at the Belmont Park.

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be back with his colt Danza (+800) who finished in third in the Kentucky Derby and will try to flip the script on the favourite. He is also pointing two other horses Intense Holiday, who checked in the 12th spot at the Kentucky Derby, and Commissioner, who finished 2nd at the Grade 2 Peter Pan event in his last race.

The 2014 Belmont Stakes kicks off on Saturday, June 7th at Belmont Park in New York and is suppose to be the richest Belmont Stakes in the history of the event. The race is worth a total of $8 million making it the second richest horse racing day in North America this year only behind the Breeders’ Cup.

Contenders for the 2014 Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes as of May 19:

HORSE – Owner – Trainer – Odds
CALIFORNIA CHROME – Steven Coburn & Perry Martin – Art Sherman – -115
COMMANDING CURVE – West Point Thoroughbreds – Dallas Stewart – +1200
COMMISSIONER – WinStar Farm – Todd Pletcher – +3500
DANZA – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners – Todd Pletcher – +800
INTENSE HOLIDAY – Starlight Racing – Todd Pletcher – +3500
KID CRUZ – Vina Del Mar Tb’s & Black Swan – Linda Rice – +5000
RIDE ON CURLIN – Daniel J. Dougherty – William Gowan – +500
SAMRAAT – My Meadowview Farm – Richard Violette, Jr. – +2500
SOCIAL INCLUSION – Rontos Racing Stable – Manuel Azpurua – +3000
TONALIST – Robert S. Evans – Christophe Clement – +1200
WICKED STRONG – Centennial Farm – James Jerkens – +1200

Early Belmont Stakes Props From Bovada Sportsbook

Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown?
Yes -140
No +100

2014 Belmont Stakes – Margin of Victory – Will it be 2 lengths or more?
No -140

2014 Belmont Stakes – Winning time
Over 2:30.00 -120
Under 2:30.00 -120

Get all your 2014 Belmont Stakes Las Vegas Odds for for June 7th race at Bovada Sportsbook.