With Mage (15-1) winning the Kentucky Derby and National Treasure (3-1) winning the Preakness Stake (Mage ran 3rd), who will win the 3rd Leg of the Triple Crown Series - the Belmont Stakes?
That is the Big Question!
In 6 of last 7 years there have been a different winner in each Leg of the Triple Crown Series.
The Belmont Stakes has not been a race where the post time favorite does well!
As a matter of fact, it is a race where BIG Longshots can and do win!
(8) of last (15) winners paid $20.00 or more ....
In the last 16 years only 6 favorites were able to finish in the Exacta. They were Mo Donegal (2022-Won), Essential Quality (2021-won), Tiz the Law (2020-Won), Triple Crown winners Justify (2018) and American Pharoah (2015).
In the past 25 years ONLY 7 post time favorites have been able to win the Belmont Stakes.
Did you know that 7 of the last 10 Odds-On Belmont Stakes favorites lost?
That's correct ALL but 3 of them lost! California Chrome (2014) 4/5, Big Brown (2008) 1/5, Smarty Jones (2004) 1/5, Real Quiet (1998) 4/5, Sunday Silence (1989) 4/5, Alysheba (1987) 4/5, Pleasant Colony (1981) 4/5 and Spectacular Bid (1979) 1/5. (they were ALL trying to win the Triple Crown but came up short).