Unlocking Value with Quinella Betting Picks for the Belmont Stakes

Unlocking Value with Quinella Betting Picks for the Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes is upon us, and the field is stacked with talented thoroughbreds! Looking for an exciting alternative to traditional win bets? Consider the often-overlooked quinella, where you predict the top two finishers – regardless of order – and potentially score big on betting Belmont Stakes odds!

The forgotten quinella might be the perfect play for this year’s Belmont Stakes. Due to the possible field, and the likely odds for many of those horses, horseplayers may want to revisit one of the long forgotten racetrack staples.

Keep reading to rediscover what the quinella bet is along with possible quinella plays for the final Triple Crown race of the year.


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2024 Belmont Stakes | 156th Running of the Test of Champions
Grade I stakes race | 1 ¼ miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m) – Fastest: 2:24, Secretariat 1973
Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | NBC / Peacock
Saratoga Racecourse | Saratoga Springs, New York


Belmont Stakes Quinella

What is the Quinella?
The quinella is like the exacta except the finishing order of the top two doesn’t matter. It’s different from the exacta box because the exacta box is two bets. Check out an example of an exacta box on the 7-8

  • Bet 1: 7 wins and 8 finishes second
  • Bet 2: 8 wins and 7 finishes second

If we were to bet an exacta box with the 7-8 in a race, we’d make two bets. So if we bet a $10 exacta box, the cost of our bet would be $20

The quinella, though, is a single bet. The 7 can win and 8 finish second or the 8 can win and the 7 finish second. The cost of our bet will be $10.  

Why bet the quinella? The size of the pool is often much smaller than the exacta pool.

Although that’s often a draw back from making a horse racing bet, sometimes, especially in big races like the Belmont, it can be a sizable advantage if there are few winning quinella bets.


Possible Belmont Stakes Quinella Plays

Mystik Dan and Sierra Leone
This quinella play won’t yield much profit. Bet it if you want to cash a ticket, but a quinella with the two likely favorites doesn’t pay well.

Sierra Leone on Seize the Grey
This could provide a decent payout. The rumor is that Seize the Grey is going to go off at around 8-1.  

Seize the Grey and Fierceness
This quinella would make your day. Both are front runners and both should offer decent odds, around 6-1 to 8-1 to possibly even 10-1.

Mindframe and Batten Down
Call this the Belmont Stakes home run quinella. Both Mindframe and Batten Down have a single victory, their maiden score. So a quinella with the two would pay big time.


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2024 Belmont Stakes Field: Post Positions, Betting Odds, Jockeys, Trainers

Post Horse Belmont Stakess Morning Lines Trainer Jockey
1 Tapit Shoes 16-1 20-1 Brad Cox Jose Ortiz
2 Tapit Trice 6 -1 3-1 Todd Pletcher Luis Saez
3 Arcangelo 7-1 8-1 Jena Antonucci Javier Castellano
4 National Treasure 9-2 5-1 Bob Baffert John Velazquez
5 Il Miracolo 19-1 30-1 Antonio Sano Marcos Menesses
6 Forte 5-2 5-2 Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr
7 Hit Show 8-1 10-1 Brad Cox Manny Franco
8 Angel of Empire 7-2 7-2 Brad Cox Flavien Prat
9 Red Route One 13-1 15-1 Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario

Updated Odds to Win 2024 Belmont Stakes

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Horses Odds
Sierra Leone 175
Mindframe 300
Mystik Dan 400
Seize the Grey 450
Tuscan Gold 9000
Honor Marie 900
Resilience 1200
Antiquarian 1200
Dornoch 1600
The Wine Steward 1600
Protective 1600
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Horses to Bet to Beat Exaggerator at the 2016 Belmont Stakes

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One of the great things about the Triple Crown races is that they draw in bettors who don’t normally play the horses on a very regular basis. The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, goes off this coming Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park in New York, and you can guarantee that it is going to pull in a ton of money from bettors all over the world. Those people who don’t have a lot of experience in wagering on horse racing may simply look at the race favorite, which is going to be Exaggerator, and simply put their money on him. While this may be viewed as a safe bet, it’s worth remembering that the favorite in horse racing only actually wins about 30% of the time. Let’s also remember that when Exaggerator wins, he tends to do so on off tracks. Unless Belmont Park gets a lot of rain over the next few days, you could well be looking at a favorite that is there for the taking. This is a chance to hit your online sportsbook and make some money, so let’s take a look at a few horses that might be able to spring the upset.

A Closer Look at the Horses to Bet to Beat Exaggerator at the 2016 Belmont Stakes


Some may look at the fact that this is only the 5th lifetime race for this horse and write it off, but being lightly raced may mean he has a solid advantage. The horses who race in all 3 legs of the Triple Crown, as Exaggerator will do this weekend, tend to be very tired at this stage. Add to that the fact that this race is a long mile and a half, and you can see why upsets so often happen in the Belmont. A fresh Stradivari may be poised to pounce in this one.


There are a couple of reasons to think that this horse might have what it takes to beat Exaggerator. His late running style would seem to fit well with a race of this length, and the addition of Mike Smith, who has been the winning jockey at 2 of the last 6 Belmont Stakes races, suggests that this horse is ready to win.

Brody’s Cause

This is a horse that did not have a good race at the Kentucky Derby, but that is something that a lot of eventual Belmont Stakes winners can lay claim to. He skipped the Preakness, and should be well rested coming into the Belmont on Saturday. Brody’s Cause is certainly still a bit of a longshot, but that doesn’t mean he can’t get up for the win here.

Cherry Wine

He finished second in the Preakness behind Exaggerator, but it’s not likely that he is going to get the same set-up in this race. The Preakness was run in the slop, and the fast pace set up nicely for just a couple of horses, with Cherry Wine being one of them. He’s more likely to be in the money than in the winner’s circle, but you just never know.



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