Belmont Stakes

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, Belmont Park hosts the 150th Belmont Stakes, the final and longest leg of the United States Triple Crown. The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown anchors the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, from June 7-9, that comprises 18 stakes worth more than $9.4 million. Whether you’re looking for 2018 Belmont Stakes contenders, 2017 results and payouts, news, Belmont Stakes odds, Belmont Stakes Racing Festival races, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, racingdudes.com will be your source for information.

2017 BELMONT STAKES RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta’s Tapwrit took aim on front-running favorite Irish War Cry at the top of the stretch, then surged to the lead in the final yards to win by 2 lengths in the 149th edition of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the ‘Test of the Champion’ at Belmont Park.

See the full race recap HERE, along with the finishing order, results, and payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2017 Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide

 #HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERFINAL ODDS
1st2TapwritJose OrtizTodd Pletcher5.30
2nd7Irish War CryRajiv MaraghGraham Motion2.75*
3rd12PatchJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher12.40
4th3GormleyVictor EspinozaJohn Shirreffs9.10
5th8Senior InvestmentChanning HillKenneth McPeek8.40
6th1Twisted TomJavier CastellanoChad Brown9.50
7th6Lookin At LeeIrad Ortiz, Jr.Steve Asmussen6.20
8th9MeantimeMike SmithBrian Lynch13.40
9th4J Boys EchoRobby AlbaradoDale Romans11.50
10th10MultiplierJoel RosarioBrendan Walsh14.10
11th5Hollywood HandsomeFlorent GerouxDallas Stewart23.10
#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
2TapwritJose OrtizTodd Pletcher12.606.505.00
7Irish War CryRajiv MaraghGraham Motion4.703.90
12PatchJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher6.50
WAGER TYPENUMBERSPAYOFFPOOL
$2.00 Exacta2-7$45.20$8,804,852
$2.00 Trifecta2-7-12$624.00$10,205,940
$2.00 Superfecta2-7-12-3$4,486.00$5,723,484
$2.00 Gold Cup/Belmont Double10-2$51.00$497,084
$2.00 Daily Double5-2$415.50$770,905
$2.00 Pick 39-5-2 (3 Correct)$1,975.00$802,469
$2.00 Pick 47-9-5-2 (4 Correct)$12,042.00$3,762,016
$2.00 Pick 62-8-7-9-5-2 (5 Correct)$1,078.00$0
$2.00 Pick 62-8-7-9-5-2 (6 Correct)$301,947.00$951,465

2017 BELMONT STAKES RACING FESTIVAL RESULTS

Highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival consisted of a three-day event featuring 33 races, including 18 stakes, offering more than $10 million in purses. The 2018 Belmont Stakes will be more of the same as it will be supported by eight additional graded stakes on Saturday (five Grade 1): the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan, the $750,000 Ogden Phipps, the $700,000 Longines Just A Game, and the $700,000 Acorn.

But first, here are the results for the 2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival (graded stakes only):

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WONDER AGAIN – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 3
Purse: $200,000
Grade: 3
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles (Inner Turf)
Age: F 3

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
7New Money HoneyJavier CastellanoChad Brown4.103.302.20
4Fifty FiveJose OrtizChad Brown5.703.00
2Dream DancingJulien LeparouxMark Casse2.20

INTERCONTINENTAL – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $250,000
Grade: 3
Distance: 7 Furlongs (Turf)
Age: F&M 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Mississippi DeltaJose LezcanoMark Casse15.206.004.70
7Conquest BabayagaJoel RosarioChad Brown9.105.60
8PortmageeIrad Ortiz, Jr.Christophe Clement4.70

Friday, June 9, 2017

TRUE NORTH – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $250,000
Grade: 2
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Age: 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
7Roy HPaco LopezPeter Miller14.807.904.30
4Stallwalkin' DudeJoe BravoDavid Jacobson4.802.70
8WhitmoreRicardo Santana, Jr.Ron Moquett2.30

NEW YORK – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $500,000
Grade: 2
Distance: 1 1/4 Miles (Inner Turf)
Age: F&M 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Hawksmoor (IRE)Julien LeparouxArnaud Delacour25.4011.808.10
1Quidura (GB)Javier CastellanoGraham Motion6.504.90
4Kitten's RoarJoel RosarioMichael Maker6.40

BELMONT GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL- Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 10
Purse: $400,000
Grade: 3
Distance: 2 Miles (Turf)
Age: 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
10Red Cardinal (IRE)Eduardo PedrozaAndreas Wohler7.604.203.60
13St Michel (GB)Irad Ortiz, Jr.Sir Mark Prescott6.004.50
3Now We Can (GB)Julien LeparouxNicolas Clement6.80

BED O’ROSES INVITATIONAL – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 11
Purse: $250,000
Grade: 3
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Age: F&M 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
9By the MoonRajiv MaraghMichelle Nevin4.502.902.50
7Mia TorriMike SmithJorge Navarro7.304.40
5LightstreamJavier CastellanoBrian Lynch3.30

Saturday, June 10, 2017

BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 3
Purse: $400,000
Grade: 2
Distance: 1 1/2 Miles
Age: 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
7War StoryJavier CastellanoJorge Navarro10.005.602.80
3Sunny RidgeManuel FrancoJason Servis7.903.30
5Tu Brutus (CHI)Irad Ortiz, Jr.Gary Contessa2.10

ACORN – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 4
Purse: $700,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: F 3

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
3Abel TasmanMike SmithBob Baffert6.303.402.60
8SaltyJoel RosarioMark Casse3.002.60
5Benner IslandJose OrtizBrad Cox3.60

OGDEN PHIPPS – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 5
Purse: $750,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: F&M 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5SongbirdMike SmithJerry Hollendorfer2.702.302.10
2Paid Up SubscriberJavier CastellanoChad Brown4.502.90
1Highway StarAngel ArroyoRodrigo Ubillo3.10

JAIPUR INVITATIONAL – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 6
Purse: $300,000
Grade: 3
Distance: 6 Furlongs (Turf)
Age: 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
2Disco PartnerIrad Ortiz, Jr.Christophe Clement11.605.603.70
4Green MaskJavier CastellanoBrad Cox4.003.20
5Holding GoldJohn VelazquezMark Casse6.90

WOODY STEPHENS – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 7
Purse: $500,000
Grade: 2
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Age: 3

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
8American AnthemMike SmithBob Baffert5.904.603.10
1Giuseppe the GreatTyler GaffalioneNick Zito18.0011.20
3Recruiting ReadyHoracio KaramanosHoracio DePaz4.70

LONGINES JUST A GAME – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $700,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile (Turf)
Age: F&M 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
7AntonoeJavier CastellanoChad Brown8.205.604.00
6Sassy Little LilaLuis SaezBrad Cox8.404.80
1DickinsonPaco LopezKiaran McLaughlin3.50

MOHEGAN SUN METROPOLITAN (MET MILE) – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $1,200,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
9Mor SpiritMike SmithBob Baffert7.104.103.30
5Sharp AztecaPaco LopezJorge Navarro4.403.50
11Tommy MachoLuis SaezTodd Pletcher7.20

WOODFORD RESERVE MANHATTAN – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 10
Purse: $1,o00,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/4 Miles (Inner Turf)
Age: 4+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5AscendJose OrtizGraham Motion57.0015.608.60
4Time Test (GB)Javier CastellanoChad Brown3.502.90
9Sadler's JoyMike SmithThomas Albertrani4.50

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2018 BELMONT STAKES CONTENDERS

While it’s far too early to know what horses will be pointing to the 2018 Belmont Stakes, it doesn’t mean we can’t try! Check out our current top 20 Kentucky Derby contenders and prospects. This will update as we get closer to Kentucky Derby 144 but can help us start to see possible Belmont Stakes contenders.

Also be sure to check out our Derby Trail Tracker which monitors and lists all the 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders and where they will be running next. Updated by Saratoga Slim, the races along the Derby trail with Kentucky Derby points (and a couple important preps without points) are listed and the potential runners (with trainer last name in parentheses) are categorized with different designations.

2018 Derby Trail Tracker

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