QUIRKY BELMONT STAKES BETS

The folks at bodog.com are out with their usual assortment of unusual odds and wagers for the Belmont Stakes.

Looks like the wise guys think Secretariat’s recrods are safe…

141st Belmont Stakes – Will any horse better Secretariat’s margin of victory (31 lengths) from the 1973 Belmont Stakes? Yes 75/1

141st Belmont Stakes – Will any horse better Secretariat’s world record time for the 1 1/2 mile (2:24:00) from the 1973 Belmont Stakes? Yes 100/1

141st Belmont Stakes – Who will the winning jockey thank first in the post race interview?
Parents 3/2, Trainer 7/2 , Horse 4/1 , God 4/1 , Owner 6/1 , Himself 20/1

141st Belmont Stakes – Who will ABC/ESPN Horse Racing Analyst Jerry Bailey select to win the race? Charitable Man 7/2, Mine That Bird 4/1, Dunkirk 6/1, Chocolate Candy 10/1, Brave Victory 30/1, Field (Any Other Horse) 13/2

141st Belmont Stakes – Will the 141st Belmont Stakes have a greater attendance than the 140th Belmont Stakes (94,476)? Yes +250, No -400

141st Belmont Stakes – Will the on track handle for the 141st Belmont Stakes surpass that of the 140th Belmont Stakes ($13,233,071)? Yes +350, No -600

141st Belmont Stakes – Will ABC/ESPN better the 8.2 Nielsen Rating it received for the 2008 Belmont Stakes? Yes +1250, No -2500