2020 Belmont Stakes Odds & Analysis

2020 Belmont Stakes Odds & Analysis

Horse racing is taking the spotlight this Father’s Day weekend with an exciting field of ten thoroughbreds run at the $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

Any other year the Triple Crown would already be in the history books. Due to the pandemic the Kentucky Derby has been moved to September 5th while the Preakness will take place on October 3rd. And the race that usually concludes the Triple Crown will be the first to take place this Saturday, June 20th.

Official Open Odds FOR/AGAINST winning the Belmont Stakes

Tap It To Win +650/-1000
Sole Volante +750/-1165
Max Player +2300/-4600
Modernist +3000/-7000
Farmington Road +2200/-4400
Fore Left +3000/-7000
Jungle Runner +6000/-15000
Tiz The Law -130/+110
Dr Post +650/-1000
Pneumatic +1700/-3400

The 2020 Belmont Stakes Field

1-Tap It To Win

The Mark Casse trained runner has come into his own. Tap It To Win will search for his third straight victory on Belmont Stakes Day. Race favorite Tiz The Law must pressure from the outset. If the Barclay Tagg runner doesn’t, Tap It To Win could roll to a front running score.

2-Sole Volante

With a record of 4-1-1 from 6 races, horseplayers must take Sole Volante seriously. The Krakontie sired colt should be closing fast.

3-Max Player

New York based trainer Linda Rice saddles the Grade 3 Withers winner. If Max Player gets the right trip, he could challenge for the top spot.


This one appears a cut below Tap It To Win, Tiz The Law, and Sole Volante. The Risen Star winner just doesn’t seem fast enough to win the Belmont.

5-Farmington Road

Farmington Road finished fourth in the Arkansas Derby. That was chasing a fast pace. These are better than what he faced at Oaklawn Park. Don’t hold your breath for a superfecta finish.

6-Fore Left

Fore Left can hit the board at a square price. The Twirling Candy sired runner won the Grade 3 2000 Guineas at Meydan in his last.

7-Jungle Runner

It’s hard to understand why Steve Asmussen entered Jungle Runner. He’s lost his last 4 races by a combined 76 lengths.

8-Tiz The Law

Without a doubt, Tiz The Law will go off a solid favorite to win the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Sired by Constitution and from a Tiznow mare, Tiz The Law has dominated this year. He blew his competition away by 3 lengths in the Grade 3 Holy Bull. He won the Grade 4 Florida Derby by 4 lengths.

9-Dr. Post

The Todd Pletcher trained runner is one of the favorites. Dr. Post must improve off the Unbridled Stakes win. If he does, he could challenge Tiz The Law. He figures to get into the top 4 even if he doesn’t improve.


Pneumatic ran one-paced in the Matt Winn. Like many others in this, he must improve to have any shot against Tiz The Law.

2020 Belmont Stakes Odds & Analysis

2020 Belmont Stakes Odds

The Belmont Stakes, traditionally the third and final event in the famed Triple Crown, will be the first leg to take place in 2020 as thoroughbred horse racing continues to move further into its now, revamped post coronavirus schedule. Click here for updated Belmont Stakes odds.

While the Belmont Stakes has also been the longest race of the three events, (Kentucky Derby, Preakness), this year, the Belmont Stakes has been shortened from its normal 1½ miles to 1/8 miles in order to deal with potential stamina and fatigue issues.

Now, with the 2020 Belmont Stakes set for June 20, let’s take a look at the latest odds to win. The legendary Kentucky Derby is set to be run on September 5 with the Preakness Stakes scheduled for October 3.

Belmont Stakes 2020 Odds

Tiz The Law +300

It’s two up and two down for the prohibitive favorite in 2020 after he brought home the bacon at the Holy Bull Stakes in February and the spectatorless Curlin Florida Derby in March.

Charlatan +350

Charlatan might not be the prohibitive favorite, but the Bob Baffert trained thoroughbred has one-upped Tiz The Law by going 3-for-3 in 2020. Charlatan won consecutive races at Santa Anita in February and March before ending up in the winner’s circle on May 2 at the Arkansas Derby.

Nadal +350

In keeping with the theme of Bob Baffert mounts that are upstaging the prohibitive favorite, Nadal has gone a perfect 4-for-4 in 2020 while winning one of two races for 3-year-olds at the Arkansas Derby.

Maxfield +1000

Maxfield has only taken to the track once in 2020, but he did manage to pull out a win at this past weekend’s Matt Winn Stakes at the famed Churchill Downs, no less.

Mischievous Alex +1800

This three-year-old has gone an unblemished 2-for2 in 2020 by winning the Swale Stakes in February and the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct in March.

Dr Post +1800

Well, Dr. Post is the sixth consecutive Belmont Stakes hopeful that has yet to lose in 2020. This challenger has gone 2-for-2 in 2020 and surged from fifth at the 3/4 pole in April to win the Unbridled Stakes by 1½ lengths.

Honor A.P +1800

Honor A.P. finished second in the San Felipe Stakes in March, following a win his last race as a 2-year-old in October of 2019.

Sole Volante +2000

After finishing third at the Mucho Macho Man Stakes in January, Sole Volante finished first at the Sam. F. Davis Stakes in February while finishing second in the Lambholm South Florida Derby in March.

Farmington Road +2500

After kicking off 2020 with a win in Tampa Bay in February, Farmington Road has finished fourth in two races and second in another and comes into the Belmont Stakes off of one of those uninspiring fourth place finishes in Arkansas.

Max Player +2500

Max Player has only appeared in one race this year, but he did manage to find his way into the winner’s circle by winning the Withers Stakes in February.

Wells Bayou +2500

After winning two of his first three races in 2020, Wells Bayou took a huge step backwards by finishing fifth in the Arkansas Derby at the start of May.

Gouverneur Morris +2500

A win in Tampa Bay in his season-opening race in February, this long shot challenger finished fourth at the Curlin Derby and third in the Arkansas Derby.

Modernist +2500

After finishing first at Aqueduct in January and first in the Risen Star event in February, Modernist finished third at the Twinspires Louisiana Derby in March.

Basin +3000

Basin has been in contention in three races this year, but he hasn’t been able to get it done while finishing third in the Rebel Stakes in March, fourth in the Oaklawn Stakes in April and second in one of two races at the Arkansas Derby.

Odds On NOT Winning The 2019 Belmont Stakes

Odds On NOT Winning The 2019 Belmont Stakes

The final race of the famed Triple Crown goes down this weekend and if you can’t pick a horse to win the race, 5Dimes oddsmakers have the odds on which runner will NOT win the 2019 Belmont Stakes. Let’s take a closer look.

Odds On NOT Winning The 2019 Belmont Stakes

The 2019 Belmont runs this Saturday, June 8th with an approximate post time of 6:48 PM ET. You can watch the Belmont on NBC and stream it via NBCSports.com.

  1. Joevia -10000: He seems a cut below these. Joevia lost to Tacitus and Tax by 13 lengths in the Wood Memorial. He looked good winning the Long Branch, but that was over the mud. It’s a huge leap from the Long Branch to the Belmont Stakes.
  2. Everfast -2500: Sure, he ran well to finish second in the Preakness. How good of a field was that? If you look at the last time he ran that well, he bombed, losing the Fountain of Youth by 18 lengths. He also lost in the Florida Derby by 15 lengths, and in the Pat Day Mile by 10 lengths.
  3. Master Fencer -1900: He ran very well in the Kentucky Derby to finish sixth. The setup is much difference in this race. He’s still the same horse that finished behind Der Flug and Oval Ace in Japan. Plus, he’ll have to run better than in he did in the Derby to get close to these.
  4. Tax -2150: The Wood Memorial win was great, and he’s bred to run 1 ½ miles. Then again, he looked horrendous in the Kentucky Derby. Also, if he couldn’t beat Tacitus in the Wood Memorial, why could he beat Tacitus on June 8? He could still suffer from the effects of the Derby, which means he might not hit the board.
  5. Bourbon War -2750: The straight closer will need pace and it’s hard to see where the pace comes from on Saturday. Bourbon War regressed in both the Florida Derby and the Preakness. His form is on the downturn. That doesn’t bode well for his chances to pick up the show money on Saturday.
  6. Spinoff -1700: The Todd Pletcher trained horse should get the lead. Will he have enough in the tank to hold off the pressers and closers? It’s hard to see him doing that unless he gets away with super slow fractions. Unless he’s a different horse, he could hang enough in the stretch to finish out of the money.
  7. Sir Winston -4000: Like Bourbon War, Sir Winston is a straight closer. The race must set up for him to hit the board. There’s a chance it doesn’t.
  8. Intrepid Heart -1250: He was all the rage in the Peter Pan. What happened? The thing about Intrepid Heart is that he should get into the Top 3. The reason he might not is because he showed in the Peter Pan that he’s still green. Inexperience could cost him in the Belmont.
  9. War of Will -335: On paper, he looks like the most logical choice to get at least the show money. He should get the perfect trip behind Spinoff and Intrepid Heart. However, the Belmont will be his third race in 5 weeks. He could bounce to the moon and finish last if he’s tired after the awesome Preakness win.
  10. Tacitus -210: The chalk has that Belmont Stakes look. What could happen that keeps Tacitus from hitting the board in the Test of Champions? The same thing that kept him from finishing in the Top 3 in the Derby without help. Tacitus must get a good trip. The horse tends to get into trouble in his races. So, a good trip is no guarantee.
2020 Belmont Stakes Odds & Analysis

Belmont Stakes Odds, Schedule & How To Watch

Two down. One to go. The Belmont Stakes is the last of the Triple Crown races after which horse racing will all be forgotten by the American sports bettor. Click here for live Belmont odds. The most prominent storyline of the 2019 horse racing season has been unpredictability which is the only thing going for the Belmont.

Belmont Stakes Odds, Schedule & How To Watch

The 2019 Belmont runs this Saturday, June 8th with an approximate post time of 6:48 PM ET. You can watch the Belmont on NBC and stream it via NBCSports.com.

2019 Belmont Stakes Opening Odds

  1. Joevia +4000
  2. Everfast +1400
  3. Master Fencer +1200
  4. Tax +1300
  5. Bourbon War +1300
  6. Spinoff +1100
  7. Sir Winston +2000
  8. Intrepid Heart +800
  9. War of Will +290
  10. Tacitus +175
Odds On NOT Winning The 2019 Belmont Stakes

Early 2019 Belmont Stakes Odds

After a controversial Kentucky Derby and no shot of a Triple Crown winner, there seemed little interest in the Preakness. However, Pimlico’s biggest race of the year was exciting from start to finish thanks to Bodexpress and a win by War of Will who was one of the main horses impeded by Maximum Security at the Derby.

Next up is the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8th and 5Dimes oddsmakers have set the early odds on who will win the Belmont.

Early 2019 Belmont Stakes Odds

  • Tacitus +200
  • War of Will +350
  • Game Winner +500
  • Country House +500
  • Owendale +700
  • Code of Honor +800
  • Global Campaign +1200
  • Intrepid Heart +1200
  • Master Fencer +1200
  • Everfast +1200
  • Sir Winston +1600
  • Plus Que Parfait +1600
  • Tax +2500
2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions

The 2019 Preakness Stakes post positions and ML odds are set. The second jewel of the Triple Crown goes down this Saturday, May 18th from Pimlico with a post time of 6:48 PM ET. You can watch the race live on NBC and stream it via NBCSports.com.

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions

Country House, the Derby winner, and Maximum Security, the disqualified 1st runner to cross the finish line, will both set out the 2019 Preakness. That puts Improbable as the betting favorite to win the Preakness at +235. The second betting favorite to win the Preakness is War of Will at +400 followed by Anothertwistafate (+725) and Alwaysmining (+800)

  • No. 1 War of Will: +400
    He also drew into the No. 1 post position in the Kentucky Derby where he finished 8th, 4¼ lengths behind Maximum Security.
  • No. 2 Bourbon War: +850
    The late-runner will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr.
  • No. 3 Warrior’s Charge: +1400
    Trained by Brad Cox.
  • No. 4 Improbable: +235
    Trainer Bob Baffert is looking for his record eighth Preakness win.
  • No. 5 Owendale: +1100
    Lexington Stakes winner trained by Brad Cox.
  • No. 6 Market King: +3300
    He is trained by five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas.
  • No. 7 Alwaysmining: +800
    He has won six straight races, including the Federico Tesio.
  • No. 8 Signalman: +2500
    He is coming off a third-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes.
  • No. 9 Bodexpress: +2000
    He has never won a race.
  • No. 10 Everfast: +7500
    The son of Take Charge Indy is winless in five starts at 3 and was fifth most recently in the Pat Day Mile Stakes.
  • No. 11 Laughing Fox: +2500
    He is coming off a win in the Oaklawn Invitational.
  • No. 12 Anothertwistafate: +725
    El Camino Real Derby winner.
  • No. 13 Win Win Win: +1600
    Blue Grass Stakes runner-up.
2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Betting Analysis

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Betting Analysis

There won’t be a Maximum Security or Country House at the 2019 Preakness Stakes. However, there are ten top thoroughbreds ready to take the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes runs on Saturday, May 18th with a post time of 6:48 pm ET.

Let’s take a closer look at the current 2019 Preakness Stakes odds and which horse you should bet on.

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Betting Analysis

  • Alwaysmining +550: He’s won 6 in a row, and even though he will be tested for class, he looks formidable here. He could be a freak, which means we must take him seriously.
  • Anothertwistafate +775: If he improves off the second place finish in the Lexington Stakes, he can win the Preakness at big odds. He might go under the radar on Saturday.
  • Bode Express +3000: He ran horribly in the Kentucky Derby. It’s hard to see him improving in only two weeks. He’s a throw-out.
  • Bourbon War +650: He didn’t improve in the Florida Derby. That was a long time ago. So, he could win the Preakness if the race sets up for him. Bourbon War’s chances depend on the trip he gets.
  • Improbable +290: The Derby was brutal on this guy. He also had a tough race in both the Rebel and Arkansas Derby. Pass.
  • Laughing Fox +2000: If the pace is swift, he could clunk up for a piece. To win, he’d need them to run really fast early. We’re talking 21.5 first-quarter fast.
  • Owendale +1200: Right now, he’s probably the choice. The way he won the Lexington was ultra-impressive. He should improve off that and he didn’t run in the Kentucky Derby. He’s fresh.
  • Signalman +1600: If he gets out to an easy lead, he can take these gate-to-wire. The third in the Blue Grass wasn’t bad.
  • War of Will +350: He wasn’t going to catch Maximum Security in the Derby. Nobody was. Still, War of Will tore up the Fair Grounds when he was healthy this winter. He should be considered one of the choices.
  • Warrior’s Charge +1600: The Florida-bred son of Munnings’ last two wins at Oaklawn Park were by a combined 12.5 lengths.
  • Win Win Win +1200: The straight closer had no shot in the Kentucky Derby. The Preakness should set up much better for him. He’s a contender.

You can watch the Preakness Stakes on NBC or stream it via NBCSports.com.

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions

Opening 2019 Preakness Stakes Odds

After a dramatic Kentucky Derby where the winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified for interference following an inquiry the horse betting world turns to Pimlico for the 2019 Preakness Stakes, which runs on Saturday, May 18. Click here for live Preakness Stakes odds.

Opening Preakness Stakes Odds

The eventual Derby winner Country House opened as the favorite to win the Preakness at but was pulled from the second Triple Crown race due to a cough. Maximum Security also will not run in the Preakness. That leaves Improbable (+225) as the early Preakness Stakes betting favorite followed by War Of Will (+350) and Alwaysmining (+800).

  • Improbable +225
  • War Of Will +350
  • Alwaysmining +800
  • Anothertwistafate +1000
  • Game Winner +1000
  • Mr. Money +1000
  • Owendale +1000
  • Bourbon War +1000
  • Sueno +1400
  • Signalman +1600
  • Bodexpress +1600
  • Roadster +1800
  • Laughing Fox +2000

Preakness Stakes Fast Facts

  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Post Time: 6 PM
  • Location: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Length: 1 3/16 miles
  • Record Time: Secretariat (1973): 1:53.00
  • Reigning Winner: Justify (2018): 1:55.93
2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions

Odds To Win The Triple Crown

With the morning line favorite Omaha Beach scratched for the Kentucky Derby, will any horse win the 2019 Triple Crown? 5Dimes oddsmakers released odds on which, if any horse, will win the Triple Crown.

Will there be a Triple Crown winner in 2019?

  • Yes +500
  • No -700

Odds To Win The Triple Crown

With Omaha Beach out, three of Bob Baffert’s horses — Game Winner, Improbable or Roadster — are atop the horse betting board as 1-2-3 betting favorites to win the Triple Crown.

  • Game Winner +2200
  • Improbable +2600
  • Roadster +2700
  • Tacitus +2700
  • Maximum Security +3300
  • Code of Honor +7000
  • War of Will +8500
  • By My Standards +11000
  • Vekoma +11000
  • Win Win Win +12500
  • Tax +22000
  • Plus Que Parfait +23000
  • Spinoff +27500
  • Bodexpress +27500
  • Cutting Humor +33200
  • Long Range Toddy +50000
  • Country House +50000
  • Gray Magician +75000
  • Master Fencer +75000
Updated Kentucky Derby Odds after favorite Omaha Beach scratched

Updated Kentucky Derby Odds after favorite Omaha Beach scratched

5Dimes’ oddsmakers have released updated Kentucky Derby odds after the morning-line favorite Omaha Beach was scratched. The cause: entrapped epiglottis. The respiratory issue was discovered when he was scoped after developing a cough. The son of War Front was the +475 opening betting favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.

Updated Kentucky Derby Odds after favorite Omaha Beach scratched

The new Kentucky Derby betting favorite is Game Winner at +500 after being the second favorite after the draw at +700. Breaking from the fifth position is the second betting favorite Improbable at +550. Roadster was the third betting favorite at +725 after the draw and still is the third betting favorite but at +600 odds.

1: War of Will +2250
2: Tax +2750
3: By My Standards +1800
4: Gray Magician +5000
5: Improbable +550
6: Vekoma +2000
7: Maximum Security +900
8: Tacitus +738
9: Plus Que Parfait +2500
10: Cutting Humor +3300
11: Haikal +2000
12: Omaha Beach scratch
13: Code of Honor +1400
14: Win Win Win +2000
15: Master Fencer +5500
16: Game Winner +500
17: Roadster +600
18: Long Range Toddy +5000
19: Spinoff +5000
20: Country House +5000