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There's some gambling going on re: the Belmont Stakes

(Credit: Watchdog)

Usually I feel a little guilty when I post betting odds from our off-shore gambling friends at Bodog.

But when it comes to the Belmont Stakes . . .

First of all, given my editors' obsession with the topic, I figure I can't go wrong.

Secondly, it's horse racing! So gambling is fair game, right?

Click below for the numbers.Will Big Brown win the Triple Crown?

Yes -300

No +220

Will Big Brown race again after the Belmont Stakes?

Yes +275

No -400

Will the official TV rating of the 2008 Belmont Stakes broadcast on ABC exceed the 13 share rating in 2004 when Smarty Jones attempted to win Triple Crown?

Yes -200

No +150

What will Big Brown’s margin of victory in the Belmont Stakes be?

1 - 5 Lengths 1/5

6 - 10 Lengths 7/2

Over 10 Lengths 20/1

Who will jockey Kent Desormeaux thank first upon being interviewed after the 2008 Belmont Stakes?

God/Jesus ` 10/1

Horse – Big Brown 3/1

Family or Family Member 6/5

Owner – IEAH Stables or partnership member 8/1

Trainer – Rick Dutrow 9/2

Fans/General Public 5/1

Will Big Brown win the Belmont Stakes going wire to wire?

Yes +450

No -750

Will Big Brown take the lead in the Belmont Stakes and lose it?

Yes +150

No -200

Will jockey Kent Desormeaux whip Big Brown between the 1/8th pole and the finish line of the Belmont Stakes?

Yes -350

No +250

Will a member of the Clinton Family (Bill, Hilary or Chelsea) attend the 2008 Belmont Stakes?

Yes -120

No -120

Will the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, attend the 2008 Belmont Stakes?

Yes +150

No -200

Which position will Big Brown be in at the official first quarter mile time of the Belmont Stakes? (According to Equibase results chart)

1st or 2nd place 1/1

3rd through 5th place 5/7

6th place or higher 14/1

Which position will Big Brown be in at the official first half mile time of the Belmont Stakes? (According to Equibase results chart)

1st or 2nd place 1/1

3rd through 5th place 5/7

6th place or higher 14/1

Will Big Brown’s winning time in 2008 Belmont Stakes be faster than that of Affirmed – 2:26 4/5. in 1978?

Yes +150

No -200

Will Belmont Park attendance for the 2008 Belmont Stakes exceed that of 120,319 in 2004 when Smarty Jones attempted to win the Triple Crown?

Yes -275

No +200

Will the total all sources handle for the Belmont Stakes exceed the record $114,887,994 wagered in 2004 when Smarty Jones attempted to win the Triple Crown?

Yes EVEN

No -140

Which horse will win by more lengths, Big Brown in the 2008 Belmont Stakes or Curlin in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 14th?

Big Brown in Belmont Stakes EVEN

Curlin in Stephen Foster -140

Will Big Brown remain undefeated in 2008?

Yes -250

No +180

Odds to win the Belmont Stakes – Grade 1 – Belmont Park, New York

Big Brown 1/3

Casino Drive 7/2

Denis of Cork 10/1

Tale of Ekati 20/1

Behindatthebar 25/1

Anak Nakal 40/1

Macho Again 40/1

Readys Image 50/1

Icabad Crane 50/1

Mint Lane 50/1

Spark Candle 50/1

Tomcito 50/1

Belmont Stakes – Grade 1 – Belmont Park, New York – WITHOUT Big Brown

If Big Brown wins and your horse is 2nd – you win. If your horse wins – you win.

Casino Drive 6/5

Denis Of Cork 9/2

Tale Of Ekati 15/2

Behindatthebar 8/1

Anak Nakal 12/1

Macho Again 12/1

Readys Image 16/1

Icabad Crane 16/1

Mint Lane 16/1

Spark Candle 16/1

Tomcito 16/1

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