A Closer Look at the Win, Place, Show Picks Betting at 2015 Belmont Stakes
If you are looking for a simple bet to put a few bucks on, you should probably go with either the win, place, or show bets. With a “WIN” bet, you are placing money on who you believe will finish first. A “PLACE” bet will get you some money back if your horse finishes in the top 2, while a “SHOW” bet will win you money if your chosen horse places in the top 3. It’s worth noting that place and show bets only pay out on a fraction of the starting price of the horse you choose. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some potential bets in each category. I really do believe we will see a Triple Crown winner this Saturday, which is why the WIN bet has to go on American Pharoah. Not only did he look great winning the Kentucky Derby, he blew them all away in the Preakness on an off (wet) track. The mile and a half distance has done in many horses in the past, but American Pharoah looked very strong at the end of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, so there is no reason to believe he can’t handle the extra distance. Frosted had a good run in the Derby, and should be fresh after sitting out the Preakness, so he may also be an option for the WIN.
He reigns, it pours! American Pharoah has arrived! pic.twitter.com/mBgpCcXp6u— Belmont Stakes (@BelmontStakes) June 2, 2015