2024 Belmont Stakes: What Are The Morning-Line Odds, Post Positions?

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
Belmont Stakes Post Position

After Mystik Dan emerged victorious in thrilling fashion at the 2024 Kentucky Derby, Seize the Grey denied him a chance at a Triple Crown bid by winning the Preakness Stakes. They are both in the running for the 156th edition of the Belmont Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Let’s assess the entirety of the Belmont Stakes post position draw and morning-line odds.

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2024 Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw And Morning-Line odds

Below are the post position and morning-line odds for each horse. They were both finalized on Monday. Advance wagering on Belmont Stakes odds is available close to 24 hours before the race, typically on Friday morning.

PostHorseMorning Line oddsTrainerJockey
1Seize the Grey8-1D. Wayne LukasJaime Torres
2Resilience10-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
3Mystik Dan5-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez, Jr.
4The Wine Steward15-1Michael J. MakerManuel Franco
5Antiquarian12-1Todd PletcherJohn Velazquez
6Dornoch15-1Danny GarganLuis Saez
7Protective20-1Todd PletcherTyler Gaffalione
8Honor Marie12-1Whit BeckmanFlorent Geroux
9Sierra Leone9-5Chad BrownFlavien Prat
10Mindframe7-2Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz, Jr.

How Do Belmont Stakes Odds Work?

Unlike betting on fixed odds, horse-racing odds continue to move until the gates open. Perhaps you’re familiar with a frantic ticket counter scene with dozens of people clamoring each other to place their bets. That’s a horse-racing counter.

Even if you place your bet today, your odds will continue to move until post-time. Often, sharp bettors will wait until the last minute to avoid tipping their hands, causing a flux of people to bet their horse and ultimately water down their odds.

Belmont Stakes Betting Info

Because of ongoing renovations at Belmont Park, the Belmont Stakes will be held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this year and next. Post time is stationed for this Saturday, June 8, at 6:41 p.m. ET. FOX and the FOX Sports app will broadcast the race.

As noted earlier, Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan and Preakness victor Seize the Grey will compete. But neither is atop the board to win the Belmont. Instead, Sierra Leone, finishing a nose behind Mystik Dan at the Derby, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for this race.

The three-year-old colt closed 5-1, good for the second-best odds, before taking off in the Kentucky Derby.

Per the Daily Racing Form, Flavien Prat, named the jockey for Sierra Leone, has been cleared to ride in the Belmont Stakes despite a three-day suspension by the Santa Anita stewards. Prat crossed over in the G2 Hollywood Gold Cup on May 27, lacking enough clearance at the departure of the starting gate. This action triggered interference for Reincarnate, the eventual runner-up in the race. Subsanador, whom Prat was riding, finished fourth.

The 2024 Belmont Stakes purse is worth $2 million. It’s an increase of $500,000 from last year.

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