2022 Belmont Stakes Odds, Entries, Post Positions: Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike (7-2) Leads 8-Horse Field; We The People Tabbed Favorite (June 7)
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. Pictured: Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, with jockey Sonny Leon in the irons, at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby longshot winner Rich Strike has been tabbed the third betting choice at 7-2 odds after Tuesday’s post-position draw for Saturday’s 154th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
We The People, who will be ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, was made the morning-line favorite at 2-1 odds for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. The son of Constitution, who has three wins in four lifetime starts, is coming off a stellar, 10 1/4-length win in the Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes on May 14 at Belmont Park.
Other notable contenders with betting value: No. 4 Nest (8-1); No. 6 Mo Donegal (5-2); and, No. 8 Barber Road at 10-1 odds.
The Belmont, which is the third and final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, will feature eight of the top 3-year-old horses in the world going 1 1/2 miles on the massive dirt track. Post time for the race is set for 6:45 p.m. ET, with NBC providing the TV coverage starting at 5 p.m. ET for the featured race.
Earlier races on the highly anticipated Belmont Stakes Day card will air on Fox Sports 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, then switch to CNBC from to 3-5 p.m. ET for more coverage. You can also stream the races on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and Peacock Premium.
Rich Strike, the 3-year-old son of Keen Ice and ridden by jockey Sonny Leon, defeated 19 others to win the Derby. Rich Strike was on the Also Eligible list for the annual “Run for the Roses,” making the field just a day before the race when Ethereal Road was scratched.
Going off at 80-1 odds at post time, Rich Strike became the second-longest shot to win the race in its storied history. Donerail won the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown at +9145 odds (91.45-1) in the 1913 edition.
More recently, Mine That Bird took down the 2009 Derby at 50-1 odds, with a rail-skimming ride from jockey Calvin Borel. In 2005, longshot Giacomo (50-1) triumphed to finish just ahead of 70-1 longshot Closing Argument.
Action Network handicappers Jeremy Pond, Sean Zerillo and Mike Conti will be joined by TVG analyst Andie Biancone to provide in-depth coverage of the Belmont Stakes and other featured stakes races.
That said, let’s take a look at the eight-horse field and the current odds.
2022 Belmont Stakes Odds
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