- Prop bets featuring the winning horse to have more than three words in its name is favored at -225 odds.
- Other props include odds for the first letter of the winning horse, beating the track record, and more.
ELMONT, N.Y. – The Belmont Stakes is one of the most prestigious sporting events of the year and is officially ready to run on Saturday.
Horse racing bettors can breathe a sigh of relief that their favorite pastime has very appealing odds to work with.
Full race odds are available but the prop bets for the Belmont Stakes are also popping up, providing a more obscure take on the race results.
Belmont Stakes Props – Number of Words in Winning Horses Name
- 3 or 4 Words -225
- 2 Words +175
- 1 Word +600
Tiz The Law is the running favorite here at -135 after previously winning the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont Park last October. Tiz The Law has won four of his five races to start his career including a two-race win streak entering Saturday.
The same strategy applies to the next prop, which allows a bet on the first letter of the winning horse’s name.
First Letter of The Winning Horses Name
- A-M +325
- N-Z -550
All of the top three favorites heading into Saturday fall in the N-Z category, with Tiz The Law, Tap It To Win, and Sole Volante all qualifying.
Will a Horse go Wire-to-Wire?
- Yes +550
- No -800
As apparent from the odds, a horse at the Belmont winning wire-to-wire doesn’t happen often.
However, with Tiz The Law having one of the fastest track speeds in his last event at Belmont Park, it could be worth a flier pick.
A similar thought process works for the next prop bet as well.
Will the Track Record 1 1/8 Miles be Broken?
- No -2500
- Yes +800
Since the Belmont Stakes is being run at a shorter length than usual, the track record to beat this weekend will not be the usual 1 and ½ mile time.
Instead, the track record to beat will be the 1- and 1/8-mile time, meaning all of the best horses in the world over the years haven’t been competing for this specific record.
Nevertheless, it would take an otherworldly effort from Tiz The Law to cement himself in the history books at Belmont Park and on the legal sports betting sites.
Regardless of who a bettor chooses to back, it is a great occasion to have eyes back on the track this weekend.
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