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2014 Belmont Stakes Field, Odds

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The 2014 Belmont Stakes Field has some of the best horses in the world scheduled to run. The 2014 Belmont Stakes Odds for the race currently have California Chrome listed as the favorite to win the event, which will take place today at at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Post

Horse

Owner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds


1


Medal Count


Spendthrift Farm


Dale Romans


Robby Albarado


20-1


2


California Chrome


Perry Martin, Steve Coburn


Art Sherman


Victor Espinoza


3-5


3


Matterhorn


Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners


Todd Pletcher


Joe Bravo


30-1


4


Commanding Curve


 West Point Thoroughbreds


Dallas Stewart


Shaun Bridgmohan


15-1


5


Ride On Curlin


Daniel J. Dougherty


Billy Gowan


John Velazquez


12-1


6


Matuszak


George J. Prussin


Bill Mott


Mike Smith


30-1


7


Samraat


My Meadowview Farms


Rick Violette


Jose Ortiz


20-1


8


Commissioner


WinStar Farm


Todd Pletcher


Javier Castellano


20-1



9



Wicked Strong


Centennial Farms



Jimmy Jerkens



Rajiv Maragh



6-1



10



General a Rod



Skychai Racing, 
Starlight Racing



Mike Maker



Rosie Napravnik



20 -1


11


Tonalist


Robert S. Evans


Christophe Clement 


Joel Rosario


8 - 1

**above table courtesy of BelmontStakes.com

The race is open to 3-year-old thoroughbreds that weight 126 pounds and will run the 1.5-mile course. The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, following exactly five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. Like the first two legs of the Triple Crown this race is run on Saturday, but never before June 5, nor after June 11. It is nicknamed "The Test of the Champion" and the horse racing world is hoping that California Chrome can become that champion and win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

Belmont Stakes Facts

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Movie Belmont Stakes Preview: California Chrome

What horse racing bettors need to know about betting California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes, which takes place on Saturday (6/07/14)- With insight from Pregame.com's Chuck Edel & host Marco D'Angelo.