There will not be a Triple Crown on the line at the 2018 Belmont Stakes. That said the race still features a quality field including the Preakness Stakes winner, War of Will, and the third place finisher at the Kentucky Derby, Tacitus. These two horses are the favourites, but the Belmont is a longer race at 1.5 miles and there are several other elite, well-rested horses who are also looking to win this final Triple Crown race.
Even though there is not a Triple Crown on the line, the Belmont Stakes is still one of the biggest horse races in North America each year. This years race will be broadcast live on TSN5 here in Canada from 4-7pm EST. I wanted to add this simple 3 step guide to betting on the Belmont Stakes for all of the new bettors eager to get some action on the Belmont Stakes this year.
Bet On 2019 Belmont Stakes in Canada – Step By Step Guide
#1. Open a Sportsbook Account
The first thing you need to do is open an account at an online sportsbook that also provides a quality racebook. I recommend that Canadians sign up at SportsInteraction.com, our top rated sportsbook. They’re currently offering a 100% up to $200 sign up bonus and have one of the easiest to use racebooks I’ve seen in the industry. Check out our full Sports Interaction review for a more detailed breakdown.
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The bonus offer is 100% up to $200 and it’s very easy to clear, so I suggest depositing $200 or more in order to take full advantage of the free money.
#3. Place Your Belmont Stakes Bets
Now that you have funds online you’re ready to place your wagers.
Leading To Race Day
If you’re ready to place your Belmont Stakes bets before race day you can do so in the SportsInteraction.com Sportsbook. Click on the ‘Horse Racing’ tab and then the ‘Belmont Stakes’ link. This will bring up the Belmont Stakes futures odds as shown below. These are fixed odds so when you place your bet the wager is locked in at these odds.
**These odds were taken on June 5th and could change leading up to race day.
On Race Day
On race day the betting is done a little bit differently. You can place your bets in the Sports Interaction Racebook, which you can find by clicking on ‘Racebook’ in the top navigation bar of the Sports Interaction website. Next you’ll need to select Belmont Park under the ‘American Thoroughbred’ tab. Select ‘Jun 08’ and race #11 with a post time of 6:37pm EST for the Belmont Stakes.
Here’s a screenshot showing a “win” bet on War of Will:
The betting is different because it’s done using the parimutuel betting system. This basically means that the odds are determined by the amount of money bet on each horse through the day. In other words the odds can change between when you place your bet and when the bets are locked in when the race starts. Learn more on our parimutuel betting page here.
You’ll also notice there are a few varieties of betting options including win, place or show, and exotic bets such as exacta, trifecta or superfecta. I suggest checking out our horse racing betting info page if you’re new to horse race wagering.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com.
To learn more about the race visit our dedicated Belmont Stakes betting page.