Big-Race Showdown: Belmont Stakes Picks

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The horses race in the stretch at the 2014 Belmont Stakes. (Eclipse Sportswire)

It’s that time of the year again — every weekend through the Triple Crown will be loaded with big races, most of which will be points races that qualify horses for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. For the second year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races each weekend.

The players' picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Mark DiLorenzo, Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Nicolle Neulist, Dan Tordjman, and Brian Zipse.

Let’s take a look at the players’ picks for this week’s race: the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park.


Eric Bialek

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Justify

2. Bravazo

3. Hofburg

Alternate: Vino Rosso

Top Selection: 9/23

Exacta Winnings: $107.60

Trifecta Winnings: $106.48

Total Winnings: $214.08


Mark DiLorenzo

GiddyUpBets.com Founder and Handicapper

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Justify

2. Gronkowski

3. Noble Indy

Alternate: Tenfold

Top Selection: 4/23

Exacta Winnings: $159.20

Trifecta Winnings: $160.48

Total Winnings: $319.68


Emily Gullikson

OptixEQ, Tournament Handicapper

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Hofburg

2. Justify

3. Noble Indy

Alternate: Blended Citizen

Top Selection: 6/23

Exacta Winnings: $587

Trifecta Winnings: $39.20

Total Winnings: $626.20


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Hofburg

2. Tenfold

3. Bravazo

Alternate: Blended Citizen

Top Selection: 3/23

Exacta Winnings: $63.60

Trifecta Winnings: $137

Total Winnings: $200.60


Nicolle Neulist

Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Vino Rosso

2. Justify

3. Tenfold

Alternate: Blended Citizen

Top Selection: 5/23

Exacta Winnings: $261.60

Trifecta Winnings: $268.28

Total Winnings: $529.88


Dan Tordjman

Video Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Hofburg

2. Justify

3. Free Drop Billy

Alternate: Noble Indy

Top Selection: 2/23

Exacta Winnings: $172.20

Trifecta Winnings: $112.80

Total Winnings: $285


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

$1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets

1. Vino Rosso

2. Hofburg

3. Justify

Alternate: Bravazo

Top Selection: 7/23

Exacta Winnings: $162

Trifecta Winnings: $111

Total Winnings: $273

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