Belmont Post Positions
The 141st running of the Belmont Stakes is this weekend and the post positions have been drawn for Saturday’s race. Chocolate Candy, who is a mid-range favorite at 10/1, drew the rail.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have enlisted Mine That Bird as the early favorite. Mine That Bird was a 50/1 long shot to win the Kentucky Derby, but jockey Calvin Borel rode the 3-year-old colt to victory at Churchill Downs before switching to Rachel Alexandra for the 2009 Preakness Stakes.
Mine That Bird still ran very well at Pimlico despite not having the same jockey that rode him for the Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird finished second to Rachel Alexandra, proving his win at the Kentucky Derby was no fluke.
With Rachel Alexandra out for the Belmont, oddsmakers have made Mine That Bird a 4/3 favorite to win. Dunkirk currently has the next best odds at 9/2, while Charitable Man has 10/3 odds to win and Chocolate Candy is a mid-range long shot at 10/1.
Mine That Bird will run from the seventh spot at the Belmont. Charitable Man got the sixth post position, while Chocolate Candy of course drew the rail. Dunkirk got the second post posistion.
Don’t look too much into the post position draws for each horse. While they’re definitely important, don’t forget that 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra had the worst draw of the field and still smoked the competition at Pimlico.
The post positions for the 2009 Belmont Stakes is as follows: 1. Chocolate Candy; 2. Dunkirk; 3. Mr. Hot Stuff; 4. Summer Bird; 5. Luv Gov; 6. Charitable Man; 7. Mine That Bird; 8. Flying Private; 9. Miner’s Escape; 10. Brave Victory.
The 141st running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. For more information on this year’s race, check out our 2009 Belmont Stakes Viewing Guide.
Opening Odds to win 2009 Belmont Stakes – Saturday, June 6 – Belmont Park – Elmont, New York
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Mine That Bird 4/3
Charitable Man 10/3
Chocolate Candy 10/1
Flying Private 15/1
Mr Hot Stuff 15/1
Brave Victory 20/1
Miners Escape 20/1
Summer Bird 12/1
Luv Gov 25/1
Posted: 6/3/09 11:30AM ET
Updated: 6/4/09 10:21PM ET