A full field of 14 will line up for the third and final leg of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown series in the 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on Saturday. 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been listed as the 3-1 morning line favorite with 2013 Preakness winner Oxbox installed as the 5-1 third choice. (Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary is the second choice at 9-2.)
The Belmont, which is scheduled to be run as race number 11 of 13 on a star studded card, has a post time of 6:36 p.m. EST with NBC coverage is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. EST.
The Belmont Stakes, at 12 furlongs, is all about stamina. These horses will run at this distance for the first, and probably, the last time in their careers. So, exactly how to you handicap a race like this when all conventional methods are almost useless?
Case in point, I went back to the year 1999 just to see if there were any patterens…any whatsoever.. but what I found was more confusion. As I was combing thru the past 10 or 12 winne...