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Belmont Stakes 2014: Triple Crown Open Thread

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The talk and hype for the 2014 Belmont Stakes is over; it's time to find out if California Chrome can take his place in history alongside racing's 11 Triple Crown winners.

Rob Carr

The weather at Belmont Park looks simply perfect for a day of racing. The main track is FAST, the turf course is FIRM, and we're ready to witness history, or another Triple Crown disappointment. First post at Belmont is 11:35 am Eastern, an 8:35 am "Breakfast Special" for those of us out here on the West Coast. Today's Belmont Stakes will go to post at 6:52 pm Eastern time with television coverage on NBC, as usual.

Belmont Park Scratches & Changes - June 7th, 2014

Early notable scratches from the stakes portion of the card:

7-Bigger is Bettor is out of Race 3 - G2-Brooklyn

3-Marriedtothemusic; 7-Non Stop are out of Race 4 - G3-Jaipur

3-Dame Marie is out of Race 8 - G1-Just a Game

6-Central Banker is out of Race 9 - G1-Met Mile

Advance wagering on the Belmont Stakes opened on Friday afternoon; with only $64,000 in the win pool, the odds are pretty much useless. But, hey, let's take a look anyway! California Chrome's is now 1/2, right around his ML price. Commanding Curve's odds were cut to 6/1, Wicked Strong drifted up to 8/1, and Tonalist drifted up to 13/1. And all this will change when millions of dollars are wagered into the pool this afternoon. So, yeah.

PP Horse Odds
1 Medal Count 21/1
2 California Chrome 1/2
3 Matterhorn 59/1
4 Commanding Curve 6/1
5 Ride On Curlin 11/1
6 Matuszak 47/1
7 Samraat 41/1
8 Commissioner 43/1
9 Wicked Strong 8/1
10 General a Rod 50/1
11 Tonalist 13/1

This is your Belmont Stakes day open thread. Good luck to everyone today.

Belmont Day results:

Race Condition Winner $2 Win
1 Allowance N2X 8-Wabbajack $7.60
2 Easy Goer 4-Kid Cruz $8.90
3 G2-Brooklyn 8-Norumbega $22.40
4 G3-Jaipur Invitational 6-Undrafted $11.60
5 G2-Woody Stephens 1-Bayern $20.40
6 G1-Acorn 5-Sweet Reason $20.80
7 G1-Ogden Phipps 1-Close Hatches $7.80
8 G1-Just A Game 5-Coffee Clique $11.60
9 G1-Met Mile 1-Palace Malice $4.70
10 G1-Manhattan 8-Real Solution $13.00
11 G1-Belmont Stakes
12 OC/Allowance
13 OC/Allowance