2022 Belmont Stakes horses, best odds and predictions
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The 2022 Belmont Stakes horses featured eight of the best three-year-olds on the planet, including Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike. And these thoroughbreds have generated a whole host of bets from people looking to score big by picking this year’s winner.
Before you spend your hard-earned cash on a filly or colt at next June’s race, find out who the horses in the 2022 event were, the odds on the favorites and who won the mile-and-a-half race. in Elmont, New York on June 11, 2022.
Related: Belmont Stakes 2022 FAQ – Everything you need to know before watching this year’s race
2022 Belmont Stakes Horses
Horses in the 154th Belmont Stakes race featured entrants from this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Several of the notable names competing at the Belmont Race Track on June 11 include Derby winner Rich Strike, Mo Donegal and race favorite We The People. Let’s take a look at the best horse in the race 2022.
We the people
We The People is a bay colt trained by Rodolphe Brisset. Since beginning his career in February this year, People has been active and won three of his four races. His only loss came to Derby participant Cyberknife. In the end, he finished fourth in the race.
Nest is a thoroughbred trained by Todd A. Pletcher and has the bloodline of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. The three-year-old horse did not participate in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, however, the horse was very active before the race. Compete in six races and win four, including Suncoast Stakes and Ashland G-1. At the stakes, he finished in second place and exceeded expectations.
Eric R. Reed-trained horse Rich Strike stunned the sporting world on May 7 by winning the derby. The 80-1 underdog made history when he stormed the finish and snatched victory from race favorites Epicenter and Zandon. Owner Rick Dawson decided to circumvent history at Pimlico by deliberately aiming to groom his horse to win at Belmont and win two of the three Triple Crown legs. In the end, this strategy didn’t work and Strike finished sixth.
Minister of Creation
Creative Minister is trained by Kenneth G. McPeek, a man who has a Preakness and Belmont victory on his record. Minister was busy before the race, finishing third in the Preakness and winning a contest on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Although a popular choice, he finished fifth among the eight horses.
Skippylongstocking is owned by Daniel Alonso and has only won two races in 10 starts spread over 2021 and 2022, so it’s no surprise that along with Golden Glider he was the biggest pre-race underdog. However, he did much better than bettors expected and finished the race in third place and made money for his owner.
Odds for 2002 Belmont Stakes
Heading into the 2022 race, We The People and eventual winner Mo Donegal were the punters’ picks. Below are the full odds for the eight horses in the competition and their pole positions.
Belmont Stakes 2022 Betting Odds
- We the people 2-1
- Mo Donegal 5-2
- Rich Strike 7-2
- Creative Minister 6-1
- Nest 8-1
- Barber’s Path 10-1
- Skippy Longstocking 20-1
- Golden Glider 20-1
|1||We the people|
|5||Minister of Creation|
Mo Donegal wins the 2022 Belmont Stakes
Mo Donegal entered the race at odds of 5 to 2 and showed why the horse was one of the top contenders on race day. The three-year-old owned by New York native Mike Repole and trained by Todd A. Pletcher, jumped to the front of the field in the final third of the contest and held on until the finish line. Despite finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, Mo Donegal kept his promise to Elmont by winning this year’s Belmont Stakes.