Belmont Stakes 2023 Entries: Field, Jockeys, Underdog Odds

The Triple Crown is pretty much the pinnacle of horse racing in the USA. And currently, we are a matter of days away from the conclusion of this series. On Saturday, June 11th, just 8 horses will compete in the Belmont Stakes. Unfortunately, there is no chance of witnessing an official ‘Triple Crown’ winner, as the first two races have been won by different horses. But when looking at the Belmont Stakes 2022 entries, the race still promises to be a classic.

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And recently, the Belmont Stakes post positions have been announced. This has caused a slight change in the odds for the confirmed Belmont Stakes contenders. Looking at the eight horses that will be running, there are some clear favorites along with some potential upsets that are well worth betting on. And on that note, if you are looking to bet on the Belmont Stakes, why not do so with a $200 risk-free wager? This is open for all new signups at TVG – one of the greatest online sportsbooks for horse racing in the USA.

Of course, the wager may be used to bet on any of the Belmont Stakes favorites, or any of the potential underdogs on Saturday. With that cleared up, let us now highlight the entries for the Belmont Stakes in terms of favorites and potential underdogs.

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Belmont Stakes entries – the eight-horse field broken down

The full eight-horse field can be viewed at TVG along with their odds, and the field includes horses like We The People, Rich Strike, Mo Donegal, Creative Minister, and four others. Note that we have mentioned these four species, as they fall perfectly into the two categories we are about to highlight – favorites and underdogs.

Belmont Stakes favorites

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Of all the Belmont Stakes contenders listed for Saturday, two of them are shining through as the main favorites. These two horses include We The People and Mo Donegal, both boasting odds of +250 at the moment. Of course, these odds will no doubt shift as Saturday approaches, so do check back for the latest information at TVG. These two are listed as the favorites not only for their form but also for their Belmont Stakes post positions. 

We The People is the winner of the Peter Pan Stakes, gaining automatic entry for Saturday, and he has been given the hallowed gate 1 position. As for Mo Donegal, he has a point to prove on Saturday, following a G2 win in April and a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. He also has odds of +250.

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Belmont Stakes underdogs with a good shot

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As you have no doubt guessed, the two underdogs with the best shot include Rich Strike and Creative Minister. Both of these horses have experience in the Triple Crown this season, with Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby. As for Creative Minister, he came third in the Preakness Stakes, which also bodes well. Rich Strike currently has odds of +400, whereas Creative Minister has odds of +650.

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Sonny Leon is the expected jockey for Rich Strike too, so they could repeat the amazing triumph seen with the first Triple Crown race in May.