2022 Belmont Stakes Odds, Betting Strategy

The 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown Race starts on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, in Elmont, NY, home of Belmont. Eight evenly matched horses will race it out, but there will be no Triple Crown. Rich Strike won the series in the Kentucky Derby in May and sat out the Preakness, which Early voting won but is sitting out this one. Plenty of talent will be on display with close eyes on Mo Donegal, We The People, and Rich Strike. Let’s talk about odds and betting strategies in the Belmont fixture offered by Vwin’s sports news.


This year’s Triple Crown Favorite is We The People, but the entrance of Rich Strike will alter the odds, and Mo Donegal is well-rested too.

  1. We The People: 2-1
  2. Mo Donegal: 5-2
  3. Rich Strike: 7-2
  4. Skippy Longstocking: 20-1
  5. Nest: 8-1
  6. Creative Minister: 6-1
  7. Golden Glitter: 20-1
  8. Barber Road: 10-1

Outright Pick

The morning line favorite is We The People at 2-1. The winner of the Peter Pan Stakes is a debutant in the Belmont Stakes, but his peppy acceleration may once again prove the winner. Although the racing track was a bit wet and favored We The People’s acceleration, we still expect him to set off on a hot start and stave off Rich Strike, who has an excellent closing ability. At 2-1, We The People is the clear pick for the outright win.

On the final turn, we are not backing him for this race despite Rich Strike pulling the rag from seemingly Kentucky Derby favorites, Epicenter and Zandon. Rich Strike at 7-2 may be an exotic bet or one to avoid altogether. The horse and jockey, Leone, have never been on this track. But some argue that the longest trail in the Triple Crown Series will favor Rich Strike. We wouldn’t place all our money on Rich Strike. For another outright win pick, consider Mo Donegal and Creative Minister.

Mo Donegal is an improving horse. The gate 4 position is perfect for jockey Ortiz Jr who and the horse has proven he enjoys longer tracks which is what Belmont Stakes presents. Creative Minister may have used the Preakness as his springboard, recording a career-best speed at the Stakes. He is a horse we favor to take home the Belmont Stakes.

Betting Strategy

You will increase your odds by combining your outright picks with trifecta variations and other prop bets. One wager we like is the winning distance. Set it to over 1.5 since the track is the longest, and many horses will tire faster.

The starting gate of the winner bet will most likely be in gates 1-4. You can hedge your bet with exacta picks, although that’s a long shot. In the winning prop, you can back Rich Strike, although it is improbable that he will replicate the performance at Derby.


We The People is the clear outright pick, but we also have Creative Minister in our sights. He isn’t the fastest but has shown tangible improvements. This weekend’s Belmont Stakes bets may provide much cash if you stake wisely. The horse’s stats and knowing the race track will help shed more light on the clear winner. Take your pick and gallop away at the Stakes.