2024 Belmont Stakes Odds: Dornoch Does It at 17-1

The 2024 Belmont Stakes is in the books and it was Dornoch who pulled off a sizable upset at 17-1, continuing a theme of underdogs prevailing in Triple Crown races.

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Robert Criscola • Publishing Editor
Jun 13, 2024 • 12:10 ET • 4 min read
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The 2024 rendition of the Grade I, $2 million Belmont Stakes — the third and final leg of the Triple Crown — was a unique one as the race went upstate from its familiar home of Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course.

The "Test of the Champion" was also shortened from the traditional 1 1/2-mile journey to 1 1/4 miles — the same distance as the Kentucky Derby — due to the track configuration of Saratoga. But horse racing fans experienced a thrilling stretch run with Dornoch doing just enough to hold off the green Mindframe to win at 17-1.

Belmont Stakes odds 2024

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Belmont Stakes 2024 schedule and betting information

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Venue: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Post time: 6:41 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX
  • Distance: 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track: Dirt, left-handed
  • Qualification: 3-year-old thoroughbreds
  • Weight: Colt/Gelding 126 lbs (57.2 kg), Filly 121 lbs (54.9 kg)
  • Purse: $2 million
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Odds of past Belmont Stakes winners

Here are the last 20 winners of the Belmont Stakes, including their post positions and final odds.   

Year Belmont Stakes Winner Post Position Final Odds
2024 Dornoch 6 17/1
2023 Arcangelo 3 7/1
2022 Mo Donegal 6 5/2
2021 Essential Quality 2 8/5
2020 Tiz the Law 8 6/5
2019 Sir Winston 7 10/1
2018 Justify 1 4/5
2017 Tapwrit 2 6/1
2016 Creator 13 15/1
2015 American Pharoah 5 0.75
2014 Tonalist 11 12/1
2013 Palace Malice 12 13/1
2012 Union Rags 3 3/1
2011 Ruler On Ice 7 24/1
2010 Drosselmeyer 7 13/1
2009 Summer Bird 4 12/1
2008 Da'Tara 6 38/1
2007 Rags To Riches 7 4/1
2006 Jazil 8 6/1
2005 Afleet Alex 9 1.15
2004 Birdstone 4 36/1

How to bet on the Belmont Stakes

Horse racing bets usually fall under two categories: straight and exotic. A straight winner is focused on the performance of a single horse and you make picks for win, place or show. Exotic bets require picking how multiple horses finish the race like with the exacta, trifecta and superfecta. For more information of horse racing betting, check out our comprehensive pari-mutuel wagering guide.

How to read Belmont Stakes odds

Horse racing odds are often displayed as fractions, which makes for simple math: divide one number by another and then take that sum and multiply it by your bet amount. For example, the favorite of a given race could be 3/1. The means a one dollar wager would net a three-dollar profit.

In some instances, a heavily-favored horse could have odds of 3/5. Which means you would need to wager five dollars to win three. 

It is also common to see Belmont Stakes odds displayed in decimal style, especially when the fractions get more complicated as you get closer to the race. In that case you simply multiply your bet by the number given. If you don’t like how odds are displayed at your sportsbook, use our odds converter tool to switch to American, fractional or decimal style odds.

Where can I bet on the Belmont Stakes?

This all depends on where you live. If you’re in the USA, betting on the Belmont Stakes online isn’t as simple as simply launching your favorite sportsbook app. Instead, you’ll have to use a specialist-pooled horse racing betting site such as TwinSpires.

Those in Canada or the UK have it much easier as most sports betting sites offer horse racing markets. Take a look at the top horse racing betting sites available in your area. 

What is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse racing event held annually in the United States. It is the third and final race of the Triple Crown series, following the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The race typically takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, just outside of New York City.

The Belmont Stakes is known for its rich history and tradition. It was first run in 1867 and is named after August Belmont Sr., a prominent 19th-century banker and racing enthusiast. The race is often referred to as the "Test of the Champion" due to its demanding distance of 1.5 miles (12 furlongs), making it the longest of the Triple Crown races.

The Belmont Stakes is considered a significant event in the world of horse racing and attracts top thoroughbred racehorses from around the country. Winning the Triple Crown, which requires a horse to win all three races in the series, is a highly coveted achievement. The most recent Triple Crown winner was Justify in 2018, who joined the elite company of horses such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and American Pharoah.

The Belmont Stakes is not only about the race itself but also the festive atmosphere surrounding it. It is a popular event attended by racing enthusiasts, celebrities, and fans alike. The race day is filled with traditions, including the singing of "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra before the race and the presentation of the Belmont Stakes Trophy to the winning horse's connections.

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