Unlocking Value with Trifecta Betting Picks for the Belmont Stakes

The Test of Champions: Betting Belmont Stakes Lines & Top Trifecta Picks for the Race

Buckle up, racing fans! The 2024 Belmont Stakes is upon us, bringing the ultimate test of stamina and thrilling opportunities for betting Belmont Stakes lines. The legendary race that separates the contenders from the pretenders, and it’s your chance to witness equine greatness while scoring a big win with our picks.

Before unveiling their top trifecta picks, let’s delve into the world of betting Belmont Stakes lines and explore different wagering options that can add a thrilling twist to your race day experience.


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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


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On Saturday, June 8, the final Triple Crown race of the year happens when Sierra Leone steps into the starting gate to resume his rivalry with Mystik Dan.

Kenny McPeek, Mystik Dan’s trainer, has said he won’t run both Thorpedo Anna and Dan in the Belmont Stakes. Either way, Sierra Leone is a go.

Is the Chad Brown runner, the key horse for this year’s Belmont Stakes trifecta?

Feeling the excitement and ready to make the Belmont Stakes your own personal nail-biter?

Our expert handicappers have been studying the field, analyzing past performances, and formulating their predictions for the big race.


Early Belmont Stakes Trifecta Picks

Key Horse: Mindframe +400

The Todd Pletcher trained runner has crushed it in 2 lifetime races. Mindframe, a 3 year old sired by Constitution and out of a Street Sense sired broodmare, Walk of Stars, won the maiden by 10 lengths.

Then in his second race, Mindframe absolutely pummeled his competition at Churchill Downs, winning a 1 1/16miles race.

The Pletcher runner has proven he can rate nicely behind front runners, something Fierceness hasn’t proven, and burst away with an electric turn of foot.

Give Mindframe a serious chance of taking it to his rivals and warrants consideration as the key horse in this year’s Belmont Stakes.


Second Slot: Sierra Leone, Seize the Grey, Mystik Dan/Thorpedo Anna, Batten Down

Seize the Grey is turning into one of the best 3 year olds in North America. The Preakness Stakes winner won the Pat Day Mile on Derby Day.

Not only that but Seize the Grey doesn’t need the lead to win and when Mystik Dan ran up top his outside in the Preakness, the Lukas runner turned back the Derby winner, which means he’s got a lot of fight in him.

It’s impossible not to use Seirra Leone in the second slot.

The Chad Brown trainee probably should have the Kentucky Derby, losing by a nose to Mystik Dan. Not only that, but Brown has pointed to the Belmont since the Derby and Leone is possibly the best bred horse in the race.

No matter if McPeek saddles Mystik Dan or Thorpedo Anna, using either in the second slot will be a wise move. Kentucky Oaks winner Thorpedo Anna has the right style to win the Belmont.

She could pull a Rags to Riches. Mystik Dan has shown no signs of slowing down. So it’s a question of which one McPeek decides to send to the starting gate.

If Bill Mott runs Batten Down, the horse is a must use. Juddmonte Farms bred the son of Tapit. Batten Down put it all together in the last and the odds should be fantastic.

Like Mindframe, Batten Down is putting it all together at he right time.


Third Slot: All

This is the type of race where we want to go all in the final slot. Underdogs like Batten Down, Honor Marie, and The Wine Steward could pick up the pieces and finish third if the pace is hot.


How to Bet the 2024 Belmont Stakes Trifecta

Make three trifecta bets. Use Mindframe in the win slot, the second slot and the third slot in all three bets.

Make the second slot horses first in your second and third trifecta bets.

That way our key horse is first in the first trifecta bet, second in the second trifecta bet, and third in the third trifecta bet.

Go All third in the first and second trifecta bets and All second in the third trifecta bet where Mindframe is keyed to finish third.


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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

Gear up for the thrill of the track! Discover the latest updates on the odds to win the 2024 Belmont Stakes.

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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Feeling the excitement and ready to make the Belmont Stakes your own personal nail-biter?

Our expert handicappers have been studying the field, analyzing past performances, and formulating their predictions for the big race.

Before unveiling their top trifecta picks, let’s delve into the world of betting Belmont Stakes lines and explore different wagering options that can add a thrilling twist to your race day experience.

Also, MyBookie has an interesting articlte about unlocking value with Quinella Betting Picks for the Belmont Stakes, it’s a great read plus it comes with insights that will give you that edge needed.


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Trifecta Picks For The 2017 Belmont Stakes

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Handicapping this year’s version of the Belmont Stakes is going to be tougher than in previous years, as we have a field that is wide open. There are 12 horses set to fill the starting gate at Belmont Park in New York on Saturday night, and any one of that dozen could end up winning this thing. I think there is a real chance that we could see some nice exotics payouts, as I believe there are one or two live longshots that might be able to get in the money. While the focus of this piece is trifecta picks, I am also going to make horse racing betting predictions for the exacta and superfecta, as well as delivering my pick for the win. Let’s get started by looking at the potential winner of the Belmont Stakes.

Analyzing The Trifecta Picks For The 2017 Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Win Bet

Like I said, this is a wide open field, and there is a real chance that one of the longer priced horses takes the wire first. Irish War Cry is the morning line favorite, but he is one that does not inspire a lot of confidence, as he tends to be inconsistent. I am going to have him in the money in my exotics picks, but I don’t have him finishing first. At 6-1 in the morning line, I think Tapwrit is seriously undervalued, which is good news for bettors looking to make some money at the Belmont. He is fresh after finishing 6th at the Kentucky Derby, and he has 2 Belmont Stakes winners, Tonalist and Creator, in his bloodline.

Belmont Stakes Exacta Bet

Okay, so now that I have my winner picked, the next step is to build on that for my exotics picks. There are a few ways you can go here, and I always like hedging my bets a little, which I will do in a moment. If you want to play a straight exacta, I would go with Tapwrit over Irish War Cry. It’s a bit of a dodgy bet, but one that won’t cost you more than a buck or two. I like to have three horses in my exacta bets in the form of a box, which means any of the 3 horses can finish top two and I win. Besides the two horses mentioned, let’s also add Senior Investment, a horse I believe to be a live longshot.

Belmont Stakes Trifecta Bet

Okay, so we now have the top 3 horses lined up, but again, I like to do a box bet when it comes to the trifecta. That means seeking out a 4th horse to add into the mix. The one that jumps out to me is the Japanese horse Epicharis. Sure, he is not used to racing in North America, but he has a history of running in big races, and should be fine here. I would also box these same 4 horses in a superfecta bet, and if these picks come in, we should be looking at some very nice payouts.

2016 Belmont Stakes Trifecta Betting Picks Preview

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Playing the horses on a regular basis means becoming an expert in money management. The best way to build your bankroll is by playing smaller stakes with larger payouts. You can try and pick live longshots, but will likely not have very much luck there. The best way to make the bigger bucks is by hitting the exotics bets, and they don’t come much bigger than the trifecta. In order to cash a winning trifecta ticket, you need to be able to predict the exact order of finish for the top 3. This is a little harder to do in Triple Crown races where the fields can be huge, but since the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11 is only slated to have 8 horses running, your chances of winning will escalate quite nicely. The beauty of the trifecta is that you can cash a ticket paying hundreds, or sometimes even thousands, of dollars by wagering just $1. With a smaller field, you are not likely to hit those dizzying heights, but you can still make a very tidy profit by paying attention to the live odds and potential payouts for each possible winning combination.

Analyzing the 2016 Belmont Stakes Trifecta Betting Picks

Keying the favorite on top in your trifecta ticket

The 2016 Belmont Stakes morning lines will be out soon, but we already know that Preakness winner Exaggerator is going to be the heavy favorite. A good way to save some money with your trifecta ticket is to key him on top in all your wagers, assuming of course that you think he cannot be beat. Try to narrow down your selections to 4 horses that have a shot at landing in the money, and then play a ticket that would have Exaggerator winning, and the other 3 battling it out for second and third. Your ticket would read Exaggerator with horse 2,3,4 with horse 2,3,4 for a total cost of $6 on a $1 stake. As long as the favorite wins and any of your other 3 take second and third, you win.

Boxing your trifecta ticket

If you want to talk about money management, then you need to talk about increasing your chances to win in every race. Playing a horse on top will reduce your stake, but it will increase your risk. If you want to increase your chances of winning, you have to look at boxing your trifecta ticket. Boxing means selecting a certain number of horses and paying every possible winning combination. The number of horses you choose increases your chances of cashing a winning ticket, but it also increases the cost of your ticket. When playing a trifecta box, I generally play 4 horses, which adds up to 24 potential combinations, which, with a $1 stake, adds up to a $24 ticket. The horses I would play here are Exaggerator, Stradivari, Suddenbreakingnews, and Brody’s Cause.

It is important that you pay attention to the live odds, as it is possible to win yet still lose money with a boxed ticket. Most online sportsbooks will show you the potential payouts for every winning ticket, so look at those and bet accordingly.

A Sneak Peak at the 2016 Belmont Stakes Trifecta Odds Picks

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Picking the winner of a Triple Crown race is never easy, simply because the fields are made up of the very best horses in the sport right now. If you think just hitting a win ticket is difficult, imagine how hard it would be to predict the exact order of the top 3. That is exactly what you need to do with the trifecta bet, and while it’s not an easy one to win, the payouts make the gamble well worth it. The good news for this year’s Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10 is that we are potentially looking at an 8-horse field. While this reduces the chances of the trifecta payout hitting the thousands of dollars, there is still a shot that you could be looking at a few hundred, depending of course on the order of finish. The live odds will dictate exactly what that payout is, so let’s take a look at how you can play the trifecta ticket to maximize your chances of winning.

Taking a Sneak Peak at the 2016 Belmont Stakes Trifecta Odds Picks

Keying the favorite on top in your trifecta ticket

There are a few different ways you can go if you are positive that Exaggerator, the morning line favorite, will win the 2016 Belmont Stakes. Rather than trying to play a straight trifecta, you can increase your chances of winning by playing a number of different horses in the second and third place spots. For example, let’s say that you have Exaggerator as the winner, and then have 3 other horses battling it out for the other spots, you would play a ticket that reads Exaggerator with horse 2,3,4 with horse 2,3,4. This is a $6 ticket when going with a $1 stake, so you have a very good shot at making a nice profit. If you really want to play it safe, you could play Exaggerator with all with all, which would cost you $42.

Boxing your trifecta ticket

When playing the exotic bets, you want to maximize your chances of winning as much as possible, which means paying extra to get a large number of potential winning combinations. The easiest way to do this is by boxing your trifecta ticket. When boxing a ticket, you are essentially saying that any combination of your selected horses can finish in the top 3. You can put as many horses as you like in there, but the more you add, the more it will cost. I tend to go with 4 horses in my trifecta box tickets, which means 24 potential winning combinations. As is the case with all exotic bets, you multiply the stake by the number of combinations to get the total cost. In this case, you would be looking at a $24 ticket.

You need to pay attention to the tables that show the potential exotic payouts to see if the amount wagered will actually deliver a profit with each potential winning combination. The favorite winning will deliver the lowest payout, but if you can get one of your longer priced horses on top, you will start to see those payouts creep up.

The 4 horses I like for the trifecta are Exaggerator, Stradivari, Suddenbreakingnews, and Brody’s Cause.



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