Belmont Stakes Results & Payouts
(The Spread) – The 2011 Belmont Stakes is in the books as long shot Ruler On Ice pulls off the major upset!
When oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog released the opening odds for the 2011 Belmont Stakes, Ruler On Ice wasn’t even listed. But this morning he came into the race as a 20/1 long shot and at post time, he was 25/1 to win.
What’s interesting is that coming into the Belmont Stakes, only two horses had one a previous race on a muddy track: Monzon and of course…Ruler On Ice. For those bettors who took the gamble on the long shot, he obviously paid of handsomely.
Coming in second was Stay Thirsty, who opened as a 30/1 long shot and moved to 20/1 this morning. Third was Brilliant Speed, who looked like he may pull off the upset down the stretch, but tired out and had to settle for the third and final money slot. He had 15/1 odds to win this morning.
The major disappointment was Animal Kingdom, who almost lost jockey John Velazquez out of the gates and spent the majority of the race in dead last. His attempt to finish in the money came up well short and now his victory at the 2011 Kentucky Derby is nothing but a distant memory.
The 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford looked like he may win wire to wire. He shot out of the gates with his blazing speed and set the pace early on. But as most observers expected, he tired over the 1.5-mile course as the contenders behind him caught and passed him. The fact that he didn’t even finish in the money was incredibly disappointing considering he led the field for most of the race.
The official payouts and race results for the 2011 Belmont Stakes are below.
Place Horse WIN PLACE SHOW
1st 3 Ruler On Ice $51.50 $26.00 $13.60
2nd 2 Stay Thirsty $19.40 $10.80
3rd 5 Brilliant Speed $7.90
4th 6 Nehro
$2 Exacta: 3-2 $928.00
$2 Trifecta: 3-2-5 $8,268.00
$2 Superfecta: 3-2-5-6 $74,052.00
Scratched Runners: None
Also ran: 1) Ruler On Ice; 2) Stay Thirsty; 3) Brilliant Speed; 4) Nehro; 5) Shackleford; 6) Animal Kingdom; 7) Mucho Macho Man; 8) Santiva; 9) Monzon; 10) Master of Hounds; 11) Prime Cut; 12) Isn't He Perfect.