Belmont Stakes 2023: Post Positions, Morning Line Odds For Forte, Angel of Empire

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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There may not be a Triple Crown at stake this weekend, but excitement for the 2023 Belmont Stakes runs high. Among the field of nine horses includes prior Kentucky Derby favorites Forte, Angel of Empire, and Tapit Trice. Bob Baffert’s National Treasure is also among the probable field. The Belmont drew post positions and lined morning line odds for the race.

The Belmont Stakes runs Saturday, June 10 at approximately 7:02 p.m. ET, which will be broadcast on FOX. Stay up to date with TheLines for complete Belmont coverage.

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Belmont Stakes Post Positions, Morning Line Odds

Odds shown below are morning line odds. Unlike in fixed odds contests (NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.), odds in horse racing move continually until post time.

PostHorseBelmont Stakes OddsMorning Line OddsTrainerJockey
1Tapit Shoes16-120-1Brad CoxJose Ortiz
2Tapit Trice6 -13-1Todd PletcherLuis Saez
3Arcangelo7-18-1Jena AntonucciJavier Castellano
4National Treasure9-25-1Bob BaffertJohn Velazquez
5Il Miracolo19-130-1Antonio SanoMarcos Menesses
6Forte5-25-2Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr
7Hit Show8-110-1Brad CoxManny Franco
8Angel of Empire7-27-2Brad CoxFlavien Prat
9Red Route One13-115-1Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario

Just because the intrigue of a Triple Crown winner is removed from the race doesn’t mean there’s no intrigue at all. Quite the opposite, as this will be the first time we get a look at Forte – a heavy favorite to win the 2023 Kentucky Derby until a late scratch removed him from the field. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt opens this field as a 5-2 favorite, ahead of Tapit Trice (3-1) and Angel of Empire (7-2, also a Derby scratch).

Though four horses from this field were Derby probables, just Tapit Trice and Hit Show (10-1) actually ran in the May 6 race; Tapit Trice finished seventh and Hit Show finished fifth. Neither horse ran in the following Preakness Stakes.

National Treasure (5-1) and Red Route One (15-1) both ran in the second leg of the Triple Crown, with Baffert’s colt winning the race by a head. Red Route One finished fourth, nearly five lengths off the lead.

Jena Antonucci’s Arcangelo headlines the faces not to have run in the Kentucky Derby or Preakness, opening at 8-1 odds.

How To Watch The Belmont Stakes

When: Saturday, June 10, 7:02 p.m. ET

Where: Belmont Park (Elmont, New York)


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