Horse racing turns its attention to New York this weekend as Belmont Park, just outside New York City, hosts the third and final leg of the 2022 Triple Crown: the Belmont Stakes. In the 154th running of the event, the 120,000+ capacity venue expects to be packed as eight horses compete for one of the sport’s most coveted trophies.
Unlike in some years past, there will be no Triple Crown will be handed out as Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby and Early Voting took home the Preakness Stakes. Moving to the Belmont Stakes, Rich Strike is in the field, and Early Voting has chosen to sit it out, making this race anyone’s to win.
With the race scheduled to go off at 6:45 PM EST on NBC, let’s take a closer look at this year’s favorite and the best way to get in on the action when it comes to We The People.
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We The People Betting Information
- Owner: WinStar Farm LLC, Flay, Bobby, CMNWLTH, and Siena Farm LLC
- Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset
- Jockey: Flavien Prat
- Past results: Third wins in four career races
- Post position: First
After opening at +300, we’ve seen We The People move to +200 as the week has gone, and a closer look shows for good reason. Though he did not participate in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness Stakes, We The People has three wins in his four career starts, all of which have occurred in the past four months.
His most recent win came right here at Belmont Park, winning the Peter Pan Stakes on May 14 to bring his career earnings to $230,250. Flavien Prat jockeys We The People. Prat is a two-time Triple Crown race winner, winning the Kentucky Derby in 2019 and the Preakness Stakes in 2021, and comes into this race with 1,249 career wins at 29 years of age.
Betting Preview and Prediction
We The People also has the distinct advantage of getting to race here at Belmont very recently. He not only won the Peter Pan Stakes but jumped ahead early and kept the pace. While that would be impressive anywhere, distance is always a factor at this track, and now not something Prat and his team needs to worry about.
In this race, I expect We The People to get off to another hot start and keep the temp throughout, holding off any late challengers as we saw from Rich Strike at Churchill Downs. While the 2-1 odds are short for a horse race of this caliber, I think We The People gets it done.
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