The Belmont Stakes has a maximum field of 16 horses and can either be tough to handicap or simple with a very obvious winner, although Big Brown proved in 2008 that obvious winners don't always win. Who do you think will win the Belmont Stakes this year and why? Tell us your choice!
Belmont famous for upsets
- Anybody who's been betting horses for a long time knows that the horse than generally beats the winner of the 1st legs of the triple crown is one that has been racing regularly at Belmont and skipped both the Derby and Preakness.
- —Guest edward c. stengel
- I love medal count. - this horse has the best bloodlines to run the mile & 1/2 at the big sandy. fill out the trifecta with tonalist and wicked strong
- —Guest missouri skip
I am in agreement to some of the comment
- I like 4 horses -Crome, Curlin, W+Strong and Tonalist that's my pick to pool +play
- —Guest Roy maharaj
Ride on ???????
- Ride on Curlin well rested and tested.California Chrome and Commanding Curve completes my trifecta.
- —Guest Big Time MIKE
Chrome Will Fail
- Crome is a good horse but not a great horse. Definitely no Secretariat or Affirmed. Also, he has never raced at Belmont, and I think the first two races have taken too much out of him. My picks are Tonalist, Commanding Curve, and Metal Count.
- —Guest kencor
- He almost had it at the Derby he was gaining ground on California Chrome.
Jake The Snake
- California Chrome will be done like dinner at the end of the Belmont. He'll be easy pickings for Commanding Curve. End of story.
- —Guest Jim Kelly
May the best horse win!
- That would be Cali. Chrome. With no Social Inc. involved my super/box--CC, CC, ROC, GaR.
2014 belmont stakes ;Philly fans
- I think to make it easy for the average handicapper just simply consider California chrome as Moses Malone/ride on curlin as Julius Erving and bobby jones/wicked strong Charles Barkley in his rookie season / cc/ws/roc ticket window then the bank!!!
- —Guest Robert E. lee
Sister Patricia Angelina
- It seems to me California chrome,commanding curve and ride on curlin are receiving all the attention and are expected to win hands down. There are a couple of horses going unnoticed to possibly win the 3rd leg of the triple crown. Samraat and wicked strong,may the good lord be with me! Wicked strong runs with great determination to win the belmont.
- —Guest New York State of mind
- I like Kid Cruz, slow break in the preakness but had a winning time earlier in his career to match the preakness. exacta box chrome and cruz triple box chrome cruz and ride on curlin.
- —Guest FOTIS
- Love the Chrome! Hope h e has the power to make this long trip.He will be up against fresh horses.I pray for them all to have a safe trip.
- —Guest D Whited
- California chrome will win the triple crown one horse he has to beat is curve to the finish line ......
- —Guest lamar gatherum
Derby and Preakness trifecta winner
- My longshot pick to win the belmont stakes or hit the trifecta is commissioner at 30-1/ California chrome/ ride on curlin/commissioner trifecta box
- —Guest General lee
- I'm not convinced Chrome can do it at a mile and a half. Ride On Curlin is rested.
- —Guest DocD
This is Gonna Be An Upset
- Commanding Curve was still running and catching up to California Chrome in the Derby and with a little more track would have won. Commanding Curve came from wayyyyy back to catch right up to California Chrome and nobody said a word about the horse. I am with the second CC - Commanding Curve just as I was in the Derby! He didn't run in the Preakness because it was too short a race and he likes to close. I think the 1-1/2 will be to his likening...
- —Guest Susan
- Would like to see Chrome win, but he will have to REALLY work for it even more than in the Preakness. He will be more tired than these fresh horses coming in that will also be able to get the distance despite some will come from way off the pace like Commanding Curve and Ride On Curlin. Wicked Strong will probably finish on the board, if not win. Tonalist could be a factor also, if not the main factor.
- —Guest D. Webb