Belmont Stakes Odds: Betting Guide For 2023 Horse Race


The Belmont Stakes is one of the major horse races in the United States and serves as the third leg of the Triple Crown. Next year’s Belmont will take place on Saturday, June 10.

The 154th Belmont Stakes was won by Mo Donegal, who had 5/2 odds. Nest, who was 5/1, placed, while Skippylongstocking – at 11/1 – showed. Mo Donegal won with an unofficial time of 2:28.28.

Belmont Stakes odds for the 2023 race will be made available next spring at TVG.

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Belmont Stakes odds

Below we look at Belmont Stakes odds for the 2022 horse race. Click to bet now at TVG.

PostHorseBelmont Stakes Morning Line OddsJockeyTrainer
1We The People2-1Flavien PratRodolphe Brisset
2Skippylongstocking20-1Manuel FrancoSaffie Joseph
3Nest8-1Jose OrtizTodd Pletcher
4Rich Strike7-2Sonny LeonEric Reed
5Creative Minister6-1Brian Hernandez Jr.Ken McPeek
6Mo Donegal5-2Irad Ortiz Jr.Todd Pletcher
7Golden Glider20-1Dylan DavisMark Casse
8Barber Road10-1Joel RosarioJohn Ortiz

The official lineup for this year’s Belmont Stakes has been set. Here is betting information on every horse in the field. Go here if you are wondering what time does the Belmont Stakes start this year.

1. We the People (2-1)

Great career start with three wins in four starts. Flopped and finished seventh amid high expectations in the Arkansas Derby but secured an excellent bounce-back victory in the Peter Pan Stakes on the Belmont surface.

At 5-2 odds, he wired the field and was pulling away late. Championship level performance with enough upside to brand him as a threat if he takes to the distance.

2. Skippylongstocking (20-1)

Put in an honest effort in the Preakness. Was involved most of the way and simply outgunned in the stretch, finishing fifth.

Running style in the Preakness indicated he will be in the mix for as far as he can take his ability. Good news for his backers is that Early Voting and Epicenter, who finished 1-2 in that race, won’t be in the Belmont. But Mo Donegal, who won the Wood Memorial and beat third-place Skippylongstocking, is in the field.

3. Nest (8-1)

The filly by Curlin is tabbed for this race after a second place finish to Secret Oath in the Kentucky Oaks. She was a lukewarm 2-1 favorite.

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher was satisfied with Nest’s workout of 1:02.99 for a five-furlong breeze. She worked out alongside stablemate Mo Donegal. Nest will be trying to join an elite group by coming out on top. Only three fillies have won the Belmont. They are Ruthless, in 1965, Tanya in 1904 and Rags to Riches in 2007.

4. Rich Strike (7-2)

What’s not to love? He passed a wall of horses and got up in time to nip Epicenter as an 80-1 Wonder Dog at the Kentucky Derby. Had suicidal pace to close on in the Derby and probably won’t get that again. But Epicenter and Zandon also avoided the wicked speed duel and he ran them down too.

Too easy to dismiss the Derby run as a freak. He might simply be in a good form cycle for a little while. Belmont will be buzzing with the Derby Cinderella Story trying to win another major stakes.

5. Creative Minister (6-1)

Breezed handily on May 31 for his first workout over the Belmont course. He galloped 48.33 seconds for the half mile and 1:01 for five furlongs. The third-place Preakness Stakes winner is lightly raced with upside potential. He went from two maiden special weights races, into allowance and then the Preakness. This is another leap.

In the Preakness, he stalked the pace in fifth under Brian Hernandez, Jr. on an inside path before angling out in the turn and making a bid for the lead. He held position well to secure show honors by 2 3/4 lengths over returning Belmont Stakes rival Skippylongstocking. Hernandez, Jr. will retain the mount for the Belmont Stakes. His trainer Kenny McPeek also had Sarava, the 70-1 upset winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes.

6. Mo Donegal (7-2)

Ran a respectable Kentucky Derby fifth after being assigned the dreaded rail. Was closing late and figures to gain both a more advantageous position and more distance to run at in the Belmont. Does like New York and rallied to nip eventual Preakness winner Early Voting just before the wire in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Late-running style, the presumed absence of a crippling post position and an evenly-matched crop of fair-to-middling 3-year-old thoroughbreds makes him as good a threat as any.

7. Golden Glider (20-1)

Won a photo for second in the Peter Pan, but needed binoculars to see first-place finisher We the People. Gritty, workmanlike effort over the track. Running style is a stalker. May be hard pressed to get the extra distance but will have plenty of company in that regard.

8. Barber Road (10-1)

Never runs a bad one. He is as game as they come. Third in the Rebel Stakes, second in the Arkansas Derby and a respectable sixth in the Kentucky Derby.

Running style indicates he likes to pick up the pieces and prefers longer races. You can’t get longer than the 1 1–2-mile Belmont, so his running style fits the conditions.

Race schedule and where to watch

Here is more information and tips on betting the Belmont Stakes, and how you can watch and wager on this year’s event.

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Time: 6:48 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBC
  • Tablet, Online, Mobile: NBC Sports App and streamed live on and fuboTV
  • Track & Location: Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
  • Distance: 1 1/2 miles
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Horses: 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds
  • Track Record: Secretariat  (2:24.00 in 1973)
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Secretariat, 31 lengths in 1973

Horse racing wagers and bets

In addition to the traditional “straight” wagers (Win, Place, Show), fans can also attempt to cash big in the various “exotic” pools. Exacta (first two), Trifecta (first three) and Superfecta (first four) wagering are all offered, and cashing a ticket in any of these pools can produce a bigger payday.

  • Win: Bet on the horse you think you will win the Belmont Stakes.
  • Place: Get paid the place price if your horse finishes first or second.
  • Show: A show bet pays the least, but you win and get paid the show price if your horse finishes first, second or third.
  • Exacta: Predict the first two horses in the correct order.
  • Trifecta: Predict the first three horses in the correct order.
  • Superfecta: Predict the first four horses in the correct order.
  • Super High Five: Predict the first five horses in the correct order.

The Belmont Stakes betting odds are finally determined by the pari-mutuel system at the track which means your potential payout depends on how much money is in the pot overall, divided by how many bets are placed. The odds will fluctuate in the build-up to the race and never more so than in the final few moments before post time.

Belmont Stakes history and results

In the last 15 non-Triple-Crown editions of the Belmont Stakes, the favorite has won four times. This includes last year’s winner, Essential Quality, who went off as the 6-5 Belmont betting odds favorite. Afleet Alex (2005) won by 7 lengths, Point Given (2001) by 12 lengths and Tiz The Law by 3 3/4 lengths. Traditionally, long shots have cashed in – however – and have provided some strong payouts in the win and exotic pools.

2021Essential Quality6/52:27.11Luis SaezBrad Cox
2020Tiz the Law4-51:46.53 (1 1/8 miles)Manny FrancoBarclay Tagg
2019Sir Winston10-12:28.30Joel RosarioMark Casse
2018Justify4-52:28.18Mike SmithBob Baffert
2017Tapwrit6-12:30.02Jose OrtizTodd Pletcher
2016Creator15-12:28.51Irad Ortiz, Jr.Steve Asmussen
2015American Pharoah3-52:26.65Victor EspinozaBob Baffert
2014Tonalisst12-12:28.52Joel RosarioChris Clement
2013Palace Malice13-12:30.70Mike SmithTodd Pletcher
2012Union Rags3-12:30.42John VelazquezMichael Matz
2011Ruler on Ice24-12:30.88Jose Valdivia, Jr.Kelly Breen
2010Drosselmeyer13-12:31.57Mike SmithBill Mott
2009Summer Bird12-12:27.54Kent DesormeauxTim Ice
2008Da' Tara38-12:29.65Alan GarciaNick Zito
2007Rags to Riches (f)4-12:28.74John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
2006Jazil6-12:27.86Fernando JaraKiaran McLaughlin
2005Afleet Alex6-52:28.60Jeremy Ros  Tim Ritchey
2004Birdstone3-12:27.40Edgar PradoNick Zito
2003Empire Maker2-12:28.20Jerry BaileyRobert Frankel
2002Sarava70-12:29.60Edgar PradoKen McPeak
2001Point Given7-52:26.40Gary StevensBob Baffert
2000Commendable18-12:30.00Pat DayD. Wayne Lukas


Here were the Belmont Stakes payouts from last year:

Essential Quality

  • Win: $4.60
  • Place: $3.00
  • Show: $2.60

Hot Rod Charlie

  • Place: $4.10
  • Show: $2.90


  • Show: $3.50

$1 Exacta

  • $7.50

$1 Trifecta

  • $21.70

$1 Superfecta

  • $60.70