Tapit, North America’s top sire, has produced the last two Belmont Stakes winners. Only one horse likely to enter into this year’s Belmont Stakes is a Tapit sired colt. That colt, Hofburg, is my key horse in all my Belmont Stakes exotic wagers.
Belmont Stakes Exotic Betting Picks
What: 150th Belmont Stakes
Where: Belmont Park | Elmont, N.Y.
When: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Post Time: 6:37 pm ET
TV Coverage: 4:00 – 7:30 pm ET
Stream: NBC Sports Live
There are several ways to cash in big when betting on the 2018 Belmont Stakes. Exotic horse racing bets offer the biggest payouts. I am going to walk horse betting beginners through my 2018 Belmont Stakes exotic betting picks.
- Exacta – Pick the first and second place finishers in the correct order
- Trifecta – Pick the first, second, and third place finishers in the correct order
- Superfecta – Pick the first, second, third, and fourth place finishers in the correct order
For my exotic Belmont Stakes bet, I am picking Hofburg to upset Justify. I don’t see another horse beating either one of those. I’ll play Hofburg over Justify in a big exacta. I’ll reverse for less.
- $12 exacta Hofburg w/Justify = $12
- $6 exacta Justify w/Hofburg = $6
Just in case Justify doesn’t fire, I’ll play a $2 exacta with Hofburg over Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, and Blended Citizen.
- $2 exacta Hofburg w/Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen = $8
I’ll go ahead and reverse my longshot exacta for $1.
- $1 exacta Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen w/Hofburg = $4
For my trifecta, Hofburg with Justify with All sounds like the best wager to make. Supposedly, 15 horses will enter the Belmont Stakes starting gate. I’ll go ahead and play a $2 trifecta because I believe Hofburg and Justify finish first and second.
If all 15 enter, my trifecta ticket will look like this:
- $2 trifecta Hofburg w/Justify w/All = $26
I also want to play a trifecta with Justify on top of Hofburg with All. I’ll only play that for $1.
- $1 trifecta Justify w/Hofburg w/All = $13
The final trifecta I’m playing will be Hofburg with Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen. I’ll add those 4 horses and Justify in the show slot.
- $1 trifecta Hofburg w/Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen w/Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen, Justify = $16
I’m playing a single superfecta ticket for $1. I’m going Hofburg with Justify with Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen with Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen, Bandua, Restoring Hope, Free Drop Billy.
My superfecta ticket will look like this:
- $1 superfecta ticket Hofburg w/Justify w/Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen w/Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Blended Citizen, Bandua, Restoring Hope, Free Drop Billy = $24
2018 Belmont Stakes Odds
- Justify +102
- Hofburg +450
- Bravazo +700
- Tenfold +700
- Vino Rosso +900
- Blended Citizen +1400
- Noble Indy +3300
- Gronkowski +3300
- Badua +3300
- Free Drop Billy +4500
- Firenze Fire +5000
- Restoring Hope +6000