The Belmont Stakes is the test of champions.
All the elements needed to win in horse racing come into play in the June 8 race, and the most important has to be stamina.
No event will test three-year-old thoroughbreds like the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, and many very good horses have seen their hopes fade on the Belmont Park homestretch.
The task of winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in a five-week period seems remote, but American Pharoah did it in 2015 and Justify followed up last year.
Since Country House did not run in the Preakness because of illness after being awarded first place following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Derby, there is no opportunity for a Triple Crown winner in 2019.
Odds to Win the 2019 Belmont Stakes according to Bovada Sportsbook
Schedule for Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA
May 25, 2019
War of Will +300
Game Winner SCRATCHED
Country House +500
Code Of Honor +800
Master Fencer +1000
Intrepid Heart +1200
Global Campaign +1200
Sir Winston +1400