2011 Belmont Stakes Post Positions
(The Spread) – The 2011 Belmont Stakes post positions have been drawn and Animal Kingdom will come out of the No. 9 gate for Saturday’s race.
Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby but despite his best efforts down the stretch at the 2011 Preakness, he was edged out by long shot Shackleford. As previously mentioned, Animal Kingdom drew the No. 9 post position on Wednesday, while Shackleford will have to come from way outside as he drew the No. 12 gate.
Master of Hounds drew the rail, while Nehro, who finished second at this year’s Kentucky Derby, drew the No. 6 post. Kentucky Derby third place finisher Mucho Macho Man will come out of the No. 10 post.
The complete list of 2011 Belmont Stakes post positions are as follows: 1) Master of Hounds; 2) Stay Thirsty; 3) Ruler On Ice; 4) Santiva; 5) Brilliant Speed; 6) Nehro; 7) Monzon; 8) Prime Cut; 9) Animal Kingdom; 10) Mucho Macho Man; 11) Isn’t He Perfect; 12) Shackleford.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog currently list Animal Kingdom as a 5/2 favorite to win this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, while Nehro is right behind him with 7/2 odds. Shackleford is third at 5/1, while Master of Hounds is 11/2 and Mucho Macho Man is 15/2.
The rail position has produced the most Belmont Stakes winners with 23, while the No. 3 and No. 5 gates have each produced 13 winners apiece. The No. 7 post has 12 vicotires, while the No. 2 post has 11 and the No. 4 post has nine. The No. 6 post has produced seven winners, the No. 8 post six winners and the No. 9 post four winners. The No. 10 and No. 11 posts have only produced two winners apiece.
For a complete list of odds for the 2011 Belmont Stakes, see below.
2011 Belmont Stakes Odds – Saturday, June 11, 2011 – Belmont Park
Animal Kingdom 5/2
Master of Hounds 11/2
Mucho Macho Man 15/2
Brilliant Speed 14/1
Prime Cut 20/1
Stay Thirsty 20/1
Ruler On Ice 40/1
Isn’t He Perfect 50/1