The annual Triple Crown racing series for the best three-year old Thoroughbreds in each year’s class starts with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, this race is known as the Crown Jewel of the Triple Crown.
Following the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore two week’s later, the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York is the final event in this popular racing series. Going back to the late 1800’s, a total of just 13 horses have been able to win all three events.
The last two horses to earn this rare honor were American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018. Prior to those amazing runs, the previous Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978. This was one year after Seattle Slew cemented his legacy as one of the greatest race horses ever with a Triple Crown title in 1977.
Betting on the Belmont Stakes
As history suggests, the Belmont Stakes holds a special place in major graded Thoroughbred horse racing. It also attracts quite a bit of betting action from both horse bettors and avid sports fans.
Working with a quality pay per head bookie solutions provider, you can make the most of this betting opportunity in a number of different ways. An easy way to attract interest from your active sports betting base is by offering any number of fixed-odds betting options for this race.
Belmont Stakes futures can bring in quite a bit of volume on a fixed-odds wager to win. This is especially true if a possible Triple Crown title is on the line. This is also the easiest way to bet on a horse race while also being the most profitable straight-up bet for a private bookie.
Expanding on the fixed odds for the winner, pay per head bookie solutions can set you up with an extended list of head-to-head betting odds. This pits one horse against the other in a single race. Whichever one finishes in a better position crossing the finish line is graded as the winner.
The added length of the Belmont Stakes at 1 ½ miles on dirt makes it a tougher race to handicap. Most bookie agents will be able to increase their overall hold on total betting volume taken in for this race.
You can supplement your Belmont Stakes futures odds to win and head-to-head matchup odds with additional race prop options. Once again, if a possible Triple Crown title is on the line, prop bet options will be in high demand.
The Pay Per Head Online Racebook
Another way you can take advantage of the final Triple Crown race of the series is through a pay per head online racebook. The software solutions to offer your own online racebook are usually included in the weekly fee you already pay to operate your online sportsbook.
While in high demand for horse racing’s biggest events of the year like the Triple Crown, running and managing your own pay per head online racebook can provide a year-round revenue stream.
Your sports betting customers will have fast and easy access to any horse racing track running a live daily card. The selection of available tracks in a pay per head racebook covers quite a bit of ground on a global scale.