Casino Drive Scratched
Horse racing enthusiasts have noted three things that could potentially stand in the way of Big Brown earning the Triple Crown: History, a slight crack in one of his hooves, and a Japanese horse named Casino Drive. One of those threats was just eliminated as Casino Drive was scratched from the 2008 Belmont Stakes.
While working out in preparation for the Belmont Stakes, Casino Drive suffered a bruised hoof. Now it appears that Big Brown is almost a lock to win horseracing’s most prestigious honor – the Triple Crown.
When the 2008 Belmont Stakes odds were released weeks ago, oddsmakers from online sportsbook Bodog established Big Brown’s odds to win at 2/9. With his main rival scratched, Big Brown’s odds to win are now 2/5.
Even though it’s not entirely a foregone conclusion Big Brown will win the Belmont Stakes and claim the Triple Crown – after all, it’s been 30 years since the last Triple Crown winner – his odds look incredibly good. If he’s healthy, all Big Brown has to do is defy history.
140th Belmont Stakes Odds to win – Saturday June 7, 2008 – Belmont Park – Elmont, New York
Big Brown 1/6 – Big Brown Belmont Pre-Race Report
Casino Drive 9/2 – Casino Drive Belmont Pre-Race Report
Denis of Cork 6/1 – Denis of Cork Belmont Pre-Race Report
Tale of Ekati 10/1 – Tale of Ekati Belmont Pre-Race Report
Behindatthebar 25/1 – Behindatthebar Belmont Pre-Race Report
Macho Again 15/1 – Macho Again Belmont Pre-Race Report
Anak Nakal 25/1 – Anak Nakal Belmont Pre-Race Report
DaTara – 30/1 – DaTara Pre-Race Report
Guadalcanal – 20/1 – Guadalcanal Pre-Race Report
Icabad Crane – 20/1 – Icabad Crane Pre-Race Report
Ready’s Echo – 30/1 – Ready’s Echo Pre-Race Report
Odds on - Will there be a Triple Crown Winner in US Thoroughbred Racing in 2008
Yes - Triple Crown Winner in 2008 –350
No - Triple Crown winner in 2008 +250
Odds provided by SPORTSBETTING.COM
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