John Velazquez riding Medina Spirit, right, leads Florent Geroux on Mandaloun, Flavien Prat riding Hot Rod Charlie and Luis Saez on Essential Quality to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
- The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes will be run Saturday in New York
- Betting to win gets all of the attention, but prices to place and show can be fruitful
- What horses are worth a wager to hit the board in the Belmont Stakes?
The rule of thumb in horse racing is that favorites win a-third of the time. That leaves two-thirds for decent or better payouts. If you expand your search to running second and third, in many races a price hits the board. Whether you bet to win, place, or show, you can collect in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
In 2016 Creator won the Belmont Stakes…