It’s been a strange year for everyone – including the horses, Since the triple crown was canceled then rescheduled the Belmont will be run today with no crowd. The race has been shortened as the mile and half was thought too long for these young horses that haven’t been running. Now 9 furlongs not 12. Furlong = 1/8 mile.
Belmont is usually the last of the three triple crown races but, with the delays and the Derby and Preakness have dates later in the season, this is the best fit for the track. Saratoga is opening later too so, for NY, this made the best sense.
The Kentucky Derby is Sept. 5 and the Preakness Stakes was rescheduled for Oct. 3,
Who’s it gonna be?
Belmont Stakes Post Lineup and Odds
|1||Tap It To Win||John Velazquez||Mark Casse|
|2||Sole Volante||Luca Panici||Patrick Biancone|
|3||Max Player||Joel Rosario||Linda Rice|
|4||Modernist||Junior Alvarado||Bill Moss|
|5||Farmington Road||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|6||Fore Left||Jose Ortiz||Doug O’Neill|
|7||Jungle Runner||Reylu Gutierrez||Steve Asmussen|
|8||Tiz The Law||Manny Franco||Barclay Tagg|
|9||Dr Post||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher|
|10||Pneumatic||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen|
1. Tap It to Win 6-1
2. Sole Volante 9-2
3. Max Player 15-1
4. Modernist 15-1
5. Farmington Road 15-1
6. Fore Left 30-1
7. Jungle Runner 50-1
8. Tiz the Law 6-5
Tiz the Law is the favorite but you’ll have to watch to find out!