Belmont Stakes 2014: Betting Guide to Favorites and Dark Horses

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Belmont Stakes 2014: Betting Guide to Favorites and Dark Horses
Garry Jones/Associated Press

For all the talk of California Chrome and the Triple Crown narrative, the Belmont Stakes is still a betting race. We must not lose sight of our priorities!

There are any number of ways to look at this race. It could be a bad betting race since California Chrome will likely go off at 1-9. Or you could see it as a good betting race in that some very talented horses will go off at a nice price.

In the off chance that Chrome finishes off the board, and you have a Wicked Strong, Ride On Curlin, Medal Count ticket, you’re not going to care much that Chrome failed to become No. 12, you heartless, soulless Visigoth. Sorry.

But seriously, let’s take a look at these 11 horses divided up into their rightful and deserving categories: no chance, dark horses, contenders and favorites.

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