Why Bettors Should Avoid the Belmont Favorite

Even though, historically, favorites in the Belmont Stakes win more often than favorites as a whole, they are wildly overbet, returning approximately $3.67 for every winning $2 wager, compared to about $4.50 for favorites in general (based on my own study of 14,000+ races).

Belmont Favorites

Derek Simon
Derek Simon is the Senior Editor and Handicapper at US Racing.