3 Telltale Signs that a Horse is Most Likely to Win the Belmont Stakes

Horses racing to represent the Belmont Stakes

3 Telltale Signs that a Horse is Most Likely to Win the Belmont Stakes

In many sports that exist, it’s virtually impossible to predict the outcome. No matter how much of a veteran you are in betting on that specific sport, having an accurate prediction consistently on its outcome is something you can’t do. However, if you are experienced enough, you might see a pattern or a trend that can help you make your bets. This is the same with horse racing.

From the horse’s track record to its jockey, you can find clues that can help you make your bets and win some profit. If you’re a horse racing fan, you know that the Belmont Stakes is fast approaching, and there’s no better time than now to brush up your knowledge on horse racing if you want to bet on the tournament.

The Belmont Stakes is one of the most popular horse racing events on the planet, and as an avid horse racing fan, you can’t miss it. If you want to win big profits in the Belmont Stakes, here are some telltale signs that you can look for to win big in this tournament.

Track Record

If you don’t know how to start your research, then starting on the horses’ track records should be the first thing you should look into. A horse that has consistently won in at least the first three in its most recent races is a good bet. Emphasis on the recent here as in its last three races because if those wins are old, then that information is useless.


If it finished in the top three consistently in its last three races, then the next thing you should look into is the factors of those wins. One important factor that you should look into is the track surface.

For example, suppose a horse won consistently in its last races due to a synthetic track surface. You might want to avoid betting on that horse on the Belmont Stakes, especially because Belmont Stake’s main racetrack is “Big Sandy,” the longest dirt track in North American thoroughbred racing.

Days Since the Previous Race

All athletes need rest, and that includes horses. And just like human athletes, the amount of rest that a horse has before its next race will create a huge impact on its upcoming performance. That may be the case; however, some bettors still think this is trivial.

But it’s not.

With all that said, there are two things you should remember. When a horse has too little time to rest, it might be too overworked for its next race. On the other hand, it will be too relaxed if it has too much time to rest. Whatever the case is, it will not be at its peak physical performance unless it has the perfect amount of rest.

When it comes to rest, there are two things you need to take note of. The first is that a horse tends to go back to its peak physical prowess after a race or two and the sweet spot when it comes down to the number is between 30 to 60 days of rest.

For example, let’s say that a horse competed in the Kentucky Derby, which usually happens around May. Then you see the same horse about to compete in the Belmont Stakes, which usually happens just a month after. The horse probably still has some energy left to race, but it won’t be at its peak physical prowess.

Repeat Contestant

If you heard the saying to never expect a horse to do something it has never done before, then dare we say that you are well-informed. This is because the saying itself has meaning, and it is good advice. For example, if you notice that the horse you’re about to bet on isn’t on the top picks and didn’t win a single tournament before, including the Belmont Stakes, you should avoid betting on that horse to win.

Yes, there is a time when the underdog might win a tournament, but it only happens one in a million times, which means it’s almost impossible. On the other hand, if the horse has won the Belmont Stakes before and is looking to win it again for the second, then the horse is generally a good bet.

The chances of the horse winning will only be higher if it has already won the Belmont Stakes, not only once. This is because the horse is already familiar with the track. Also, its chances of winning can be increased if it’s paired with the same jockey that won it together with the horse.

Final Words

The Belmont Stakes is fast approaching, and there is big money to be made in this tournament. This is because the Belmont Stakes is one of the most prestigious horse racing events every year, and big names, both horses and jockeys alike, will be attending, making it more exciting. So if you want to join in on the fun and start winning your bets, looking for the signs as a part of your research should be on your priority list.

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