Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes : The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes will be held Saturday evening at Belmont Park, and while there will be no chance of a Triple Crown winner, the stakes are high for the favorites,

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with a race purse of $1.5 million. The two race favorites, Tacitus and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will, will break from the gates side-by-side from posts nine and 10. Belmont Stakes 2019: How to watch, post time, odds, weather

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We’re down to the final leg of horse racing’s biggest trio of runs.

The 151st Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday in Belmont Park, New York. The top two competitive horses are expected to leave the gate side-by-side. Betting favorite Tacitus drew the outside post, while Preakness Stakes winner War of Will will start from post 9, just inside his fellow competitor.

Although there will be no recipient of the Triple Crown due to the controversial events that occurred at the 145th Kentucky Derby, there are still several familiar names to keep an eye out for.

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Current Form: Won his initial pair then showed third as favorite in the Peter Pan, about five lengths back of Sir Winston after a stumbling start.

Worth a wager? Had time to recover from the bad break but never did. Love Sir Winston, so he must be considered after the gate trouble. Todd Pletcher adds blinkers. Fourth.
War Of Will (2-1)

Current Form: Showed his true ability powering off the pace to take the Preakness. Positioned to pounce in the Derby, but “the incident” at the top of the stretch forced him to check out.

Current Form: Made it three wins in a row in the Wood Memorial. Took impressive streak to Kentucky and made a late run for fourth (third via DQ) in the Derby.

Worth a wager? Solid effort at Churchill considering where he rallied from in the sloppy conditions. Bill Mott: “He ate a lot of mud.” M/L favorite is bred for distance. Third.

The 2019 Belmont Stakes is set to go off Saturday evening from Belmont Park in New York. Kentucky Derby winner Country House is not among the 10-horse field, and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is not favored to win.

Instead, Tacitus opens as the morning-line favorite at 9-5. War of Will is 2-1 and Master Fencer, ridden by Julien Leparoux, is 8-1.

Post time is scheduled for 6:48 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC.

Below are the post positions, morning-line odds, jockeys and trainers of the entire Belmont field.

Last race: second in Preakness (May 18 at Pimlico)

3. Master Fencer (8-1)

Trainer: Koichi Tsunoda

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Last race: sixth in Kentucky Derby (May 4 at Churchill)

4. Tax (15-1)

Trainer: Danny Gargan

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Last race: 14th in Kentucky Derby (May 4 at Churchill)

5. Bourbon War (12-1)

Trainer: Mark Hennig

Jockey: Mike Smith

Last race: eighth in Preakness (May 18 at Pimlico)

6. Spinoff (15-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Last race: 18th in Kentucky Derby (May 4 at Churchill)

7. Sir Winston (12-1)

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Last race: second in Peter Pan (May 11 at Belmont)

8. Intrepid Heart (10-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

Last race: third in Peter Pan (May 11 at Belmont)

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Joevia (30-1)

Trainer: Gregg Sacco

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Current Form: Dialed back to 1 1/16 miles and won a 100k, wire to wire at Monmouth. Tired badly previously in the longer Wood Memorial.

Worth a wager? Most likely candidate to inherit the lead, then yield it, in a field of closers. Distance an issue. Loves it wet, trouble is there’s no rain in forecast. Last of 10.
Everfast (12-1)

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Luis Saez

Current Form: Career 1-for-11 but nearly shocked the racing world, placing second to War of Will in the Preakness after falling 22 lengths behind.

Worth a wager? Thought trainer Dale Romans had no business running him in the Preakness. I was wrong. Longer distance should entice betting public. Ugly spring preps tell us no. Ninth.
Master Fencer (8-1)

Trainer: Koichi Tsunoda

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Current Form: Broke last of 19 at Churchill Downs before launching a nice run at 58-1 to get within four lengths of Maximum Security.

Worth a wager? Jockey Julien Leparoux after the Derby, “I needed another furlong.” Japan bred lost weight making trip overseas but raced well in Derby. Gets more ground. Gets outkicked. Eighth.
Tax (15-1)

Current Form: Ran to his odds of 52-1 in the Derby but was parked wide nearly the entire trip. Close second in the Louisiana Derby previously.

Worth a wager? No, he wasn’t going to win the Derby with a clean trip. Toss it nonetheless. Wins were earned sitting just off the pace. Javier Castellano will have him in the early mix. Seventh.
Sir Winston (12-1)