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Belmont Stakes Historical Payouts (2000-2011)

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June 4, 2012; Elmont, NY, USA;  I'll Have Have Another ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia on the track during a morning workout prior to the 144th running of Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
June 4, 2012; Elmont, NY, USA; I'll Have Have Another ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia on the track during a morning workout prior to the 144th running of Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Wagering on the three Triple Crown races can be a little bit of a roller coaster ride. The Kentucky Derby, with it's 20-horse field and usually taxing pace scenario, tends to produce some chaotic results, especially in the trifecta and superfecta wagers. The Preakness, which generally pits in-form Derby horses against colts that weren't quite good enough to make it to Louisville, has recently seen a high volume of short priced winners. And then we roll into New York for the oddity of American dirt racing: the one and a half mile Belmont Stakes. Not only is the Belmont the a difficult distance for most horses to race over in America, but it comes at the end of a grueling five weeks of Triple Crown activity.

Over the last decade, favorites have found the Belmont Stakes a difficult race to master. Since 2000, only three favorites have won the Belmont: Afleet Alex - 2005; Empire Maker - 2003; Point Given - 2001. Additionally, during these last 12 years, the favorite has finished near the back of the pack almost as many times as they finished at the front (five favorites finished 6th or worse since 2000; seven finished 3rd or better).

What's this all mean? Simply that the Belmont is a difficult race to handicap given it's unique status in American racing today.

Below are several charts summarizing the payouts at the Belmont Stakes since 2000, along with a snapshot of the fate of the favorites, the final final time, and the corresponding Beyer Speed Figure. As usual, any and all errors are my own.

Belmont Stakes Win, Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta Payouts Since 2000

Year $2 Win $2 Exacta $2 Tri $2 Super
2011 $51.50 $928.00 $8,268.00 $74,052.00
2010 $28.00 $144.50 $766.00 $10,658.00
2009 $25.80 $121.00 $295.00 $852.00
2008 $79.00 $659.00 $3,954.00 $48,637.00
2007 $10.60 $25.20 $131.50 $242.50
2006 $14.40 $92.00 $436.00 $1,085.00
2005 $4.30 $44.00 $1,249.00 $14,219.00
2004 $74.00 $139.00 $1,589.00 $11,679.00
2003 $6.00 $44.00 $67.50
2002 $142.50 $2,454.00 $25,209.00 $145,334.00
2001 $4.70 $20.60 $76.00 $183.50
2000 $39.60 $213.00 $1,310.00 $9,315.00
Median $26.90 $130.00 $1,007.50 $10,658.00


Belmont Stakes Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 6 Payouts Since 2000

Year $1 Pick 3 $1 Pick 4 $2 Pick 6
2011 $10,502.50 $71,048.50 $20,530.00
2010 $18,053.50 $83,528.00 $31,800.00
2009 $1,288.50 $8,542.50 $969,345.00
2008 $3,237.50 $17,143.50 $1,106.00
2007 $234.00 $2,736.00 $417,207.00
2006 $195.25 $934.50 $17,541.00
2005 $157.25 $245.00 $19,758.00
2004 $1,455.00 $3,654.50 $47,421.00
2003 $42.00 $135.50 $900.00
2002
2001
2000
Median $1,288.50 $3,654.50 $20,530.00


Belmont Stakes Daily Double and Brooklyn/Belmont Double Payouts Since 2000

Year $2 DD $2 Bkln/Bel DD
2011 $1,988.00 $434.00
2010 $596.00 $283.00
2009 $152.50 $337.50
2008 $1,574.00 $550.00
2007 $53.00
2006 $67.50
2005 $88.00
2004 $526.00 $466.00
2003 $16.00 $20.20
2002 $348.50
2001 $417.50
2000
Median $152.50 $383.00


Summary: Belmont Stakes Median, High and Low Payouts Since 2000

Bet Median Payout High Low
$2 Win $26.90 $142.50 $4.30
$2 Exacta $130.00 $2,454.00 $20.60
$2 Tri $1,007.50 $25,209.00 $67.50
$2 Super $10,658.00 $145,334.00 $183.50
$1 Pick3 $1,288.50 $3,237.50 $42.00
$1 Pick4 $3,654.50 $17,143.50 $135.50
$2 Pick6 $20,530.00 $969,345.00 $900.00
$2 DD $152.50 $1,988.00 $16.00
$2 Brklyn/DD $383.00 $550.00 $20.20


Belmont Stakes Favorite Finish, Beyers, Winners and Final Time Since 2000

Year Favorite? Fav Finish Beyer Winner Time
2011 No 6 100 Ruler On Ice 2:30.88
2010 No 9 94 Drosselmeyer 2:31.57
2009 No 3 100 Summer Bird 2:27.54
2008 No 9 99 Da' Tara 2:29.65
2007 No 2 107 Rags to Riches 2:28.74
2006 No 8 102 Jazil 2:27.86
2005 Yes 1 106 Afleet Alex 2:28.60
2004 No 2 101 Birdstone 2:27.40
2003 Yes 1 110 Empire Maker 2:28.20
2002 No 8 105 Sarava 2:29.60
2001 Yes 1 114 Point Given 2:26.40
2000 No 2 101 Commendable 2:31.00