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2022 will mark the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes. There are numerous opportunities to bet on the Belmont Stakes online, at a sportsbook or maybe even in person at Belmont Park in New York. Traditionally, the Belmont is the final leg of the Triple Crown series, following the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. This page gives you all the key information you need to make smart picks when betting on the Belmont Stakes and earn yourself some coin.

If this is your first time betting on the Belmont Stakes, you can also read our How To Bet Guide that can walk you through the process to get set up for Belmont betting online. Or, you can see our video below:

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Where To Bet On The Belmont Stakes

The most important step before knowing how to even place a bet is figuring out where you can wager on the Belmont Stakes. The Belmont is one of the biggest horse races of the year so all of the top reputable racebooks will be taking action on the event.

We have scoured the industry for the top online betting sites so you know that you are using a safe, secure and fun platform to maximize your winnings on this year’s Test of the Champion.

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Belmont Stakes Odds

When you are placing your bets on the Belmont Stakes, it is imperative that you get the best bang for your buck when betting.

Doing your research is key to winning big this Triple Crown season and once you have educated yourself on the track and the competitors featured in this year’s race, you will be ready to scan for the best odds on the 2022 Belmont Stakes. Check out our Belmont Stakes odds page to see for yourself where your next winning bet lies.

Belmont Stakes Picks

At the end of the day, trusting your gut or playing the hypothetical game can only get you so far when you are making your 2022 Belmont Stakes picks. To ensure you are placing your money on the right horse, our horse racing experts have compiled the best picks for this year’s Belmont Stakes so that you can get the most educated advice on whom to back for this year’s race.

How To Bet On The Test Of The Champion?

Belmont Stakes betting is simple. All you need to do if you want to learn how to bet on the Belmont Stakes online is familiarize yourself with the different Belmont betting options and do some research on the horses themselves. Be sure to explore the type of bets you can make and learn how to read odds for 2022 Belmont Stakes betting.

If you can correctly predict who will win the race early, you could see yourself on the winning end of a great bet. Futures are horse bets you can make at Belmont Stakes betting sites well in advance of the big event.

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The Belmont Stakes was first held at Jerome Park and then Morris Park before landing at Belmont Park in 1905. Ranging from 1 1/8 miles to 1 5/8 miles, the current run distance of 1 1/2 miles – or one lap around the oval – was settled in 1926. By and large, modelled on the Derby Stakes at Epsom Downs in England, the Belmont Stakes was restricted to colts and fillies only for a period.

The Belmont Stakes has produced some of the most epic performances in the sport’s history, especially with Triple Crown Sportsbooks. Another record that still stands is when Count Fleet walloped two rivals by 25 lengths in 1943.

In 1989, Easy Goer won the Belmont Stakes in a winning time of 2:26, which was the second-fastest 12-furlong clocking in race history. In 1992, A.P. Indy, a son of Triple Crown Sportsbook Seattle Slew and a grandson of Secretariat, won the Belmont Stakes in 2:26.13. In 1988, Secretariat’s best son, Risen Star, won in 2:26.40.

The main course at Belmont Park is 1 1/2 miles long, with the last turn on the track being 1,097 feet.

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When Is The Belmont Stakes?

This year’s Belmont Stakes is scheduled to take place June 11, 2022. The 2022 Belmont Stakes will mark the 154th running of this illustrious horse race, and will take place at one of the most beloved and elite racetracks in the United States – Belmont Park (also known as “The Champion Track”) in New York.

What Is The Belmont Stakes’ Role Within The Triple Crown?

The Triple Crown consists of three horse racing events: The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. If a horse wins all three races, then that horse is the Triple Crown Sportsbook. You can make wagers on each race individually or you can place a bet on one horse to win all three of these races.

How Much Does The Winner Of The Belmont Stakes Get?

The grand total for the Belmont Stakes Sportsbook is $800,000. This total represents approximately 53% of the total prize money up for grabs among all competing horses. A total of $1.5 million in prize money was up for grabs in 2021, up from the $1 million offered the year before. In 2020, the Sportsbook took home roughly $530,000, which was split between the owner, trainer and jockey.

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