Will Justify Make History? Trifecta Picks for 2018 Belmont Stakes

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A flurry of activity in the paddock on Belmont Stakes day in 2015. (Eclipse Sportswire)

America’s Best Racing reached out to some well-known racing fans to get their top three selections for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Belmont Park.  

Find out which Belmont Stakes runners these friends of America’s Best Racing landed on for the final jewel of the Triple Crown.


Jeannine Edwards

Longtime ESPN analyst/reporter

Follow on Twitter: @jeanninee12

1. Tenfold
2. Vino Rosso
3. Justify


Tabitha Lipkin

On-air talent for Fox5 San Diego

Follow on Twitter: @TabithaLipkin

1. Justify 
2. Hofburg 
3. Gronkowski 


Matt Bernier

Daily Racing Form, "The Matt Bernier Show"

Follow on Twitter:  @bernier_matt

1. Restoring Hope
2. Hofburg
3. Justify


Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Reporter for FOX Sports and BBC, former NBA scout

Follow on Twitter: @BJLaflin

1. Justify
2. Bravazo
3. Blended Citizen


Neil Everett

ESPN SportsCenter L.A. host

1. Blended Citizen
2. Noble Indy
3. Justify



Joe Kristufek

Horse racing analyst, America's Best Racing contributor

Follow on Twitter: @JoeyDaKRacing

1. Tenfold
2. Justify
3. Hofburg


Joel Stein

Author, “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity” 

Follow on Twitter: @thejoelstein

1. Justify
2. Bravazo
3. Gronkowski


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

Follow on Twitter: @Zipseatthetrack

1. Vino Rosso
2. Hofburg
3. Justify


Acacia Courtney

TV reporter/paddock analyst at Gulfstream Park

Follow on Twitter: @acacia_courtney

1. Hofburg
2. Tenfold
3. Justify


Britney Eurton 

On-air host/reporter, TVG

Follow on Twitter: @BritneyEurton

1. Hofburg
2. Justify
3. Vino Rosso


Bram Weinstein

Host of "The Bram Weinstein Show" and ABR's "The Winner's Circle" 

Follow on Twitter: @RealBramW

1. Tenfold
2. Justify
3. Vino Rosso 


Nick Ferrara

Kentucky Derby Red Carpet emcee

Follow on Twitter: @rinickulous1

1. Justify
2. Vino Rosso
3. Gronkowski



Gene Kershner

Turf writer, The Buffalo News

Follow on Twitter: @EquiSpace

1. Justify
2. Bravazo
3. Hofburg


Ramiro Restrepo

Thoroughbred Acquisition Group

Follow on Twitter: @RamiroRestrepo

1. Hofburg
2. Justify 
3. Noble Indy 


Bob Ehalt

Sports/Turf writer

Follow on Twitter: @BobEhalt

1. Justify
2. Vino Rosso
3. Hofburg


Stephanie Abrams

Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

Follow on Twitter: @StephanieAbrams

1. Gronkowski 
2. Vino Rosso
3. Justify


Bill Finley

Thoroughbred Daily News  columnist

Follow on Twitter: @BillFinley3

1. Tenfold
2. Hofburg
3. Justify


Monti Carlo

Celebrity Chef

Follow on Twitter: @TheMontiCarlo

1. Gronkowski
2. Vino Rosso
3. Restoring Hope


Jay Privman

National correspondent for Daily Racing Form

Follow on Twitter: @DRFPrivman

1. Hofburg
2. Justify
3. Vino Rosso


Jeff Duncan

Columnist for The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com

Follow on Twitter: @JeffDuncan_

1. Hofburg
2. Tenfold
3. Justify



Bob Ike

Partner and vice president of HorseBills.com, radio host

Follow on Twitter: @bobike1

1. Justify
2. Hofburg
3. Vino Rosso


Tom Pedulla

Horse racing/sports writer

1. Vino Rosso
2. Justify
3. Hofburg


Shannan Siemens

CNBC senior producer

Follow on Twitter: @ShannanSiemens

1. Justify
2. Vino Rosso
3. Gronkowski


Leonard Kim

Personal brand strategist

Follow on Twitter: @MrLeonardKim

1. Justify
2. Bravazo
3. Blended Citizen


Michael Mulvihill

Executive vice president, research, league operations, and strategy, FOX Sports

Follow on Twitter: @mulvihill79

1. Justify
2. Tenfold
3. Hofburg


Bri Mott

Founder, Fashion at the Races; Director of Customer Relations, Team Valor International

Follow on Twitter: @FashionatRaces

1. Justify
2. Noble Indy
3. Bravazo 


Jim Wilson

Oscar Award-winning producer of “Dances with Wolves”

1. Vino Rosso
2. Hofburg
3. Blended Citizen


Jose Contreras

TVG Analyst, America’s Best Racing contributor

Follow on Twitter: @LosPonies

1. Justify
2. Vino Rosso
3. Hofburg


2018 Belmont S. presented by NYRA Bets
June 9th, 2018

Winning Time: 2:28.18
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Distance: 1 1/2 Miles
  • Age: 3 yo
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Winning Time: 2:28.18
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
1 Justify
$3.60
$3.50
$2.80
2nd
6 Gronkowski
$13.80
$7.00
3rd
4 Hofburg
$3.70
4th
8 Vino Rosso
5th
7 Tenfold
6th
3 Bravazo
7th
2 Free Drop Billy
8th
5 Restoring Hope
9th
10 Blended Citizen
10th
9 Noble Indy
Payoff
Pick 3
10-13-1
10-13-1
$269
Pick 4
7-10-13-1
7-10-13-1
$639
Pick 5
6-7-10-13-1
6-7-10-13-1
$5,684
Pick 6
5-6-7-10-13-1
5-6-7-10-13-1
$81,026
Pick 6
5-6-7-10-13-1
5-6-7-10-13-1
$457
Daily Double
13-1
13-1
$45
Daily Double
(GOLD CUP/BELMONT DBL) 1-1
(GOLD CUP/BELMONT DBL) 1-1
$8
Exacta
1-6
1-6
$45
Superfecta
1-6-4-8
1-6-4-8
$105
Trifecta
1-6-4
1-6-4
$115
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
10-13-1
10-13-1
$269
Pick 4
7-10-13-1
7-10-13-1
$639
Pick 5
6-7-10-13-1
6-7-10-13-1
$5,684
Pick 6
5-6-7-10-13-1
5-6-7-10-13-1
$81,026
Pick 6
5-6-7-10-13-1
5-6-7-10-13-1
$457
Daily Double
13-1
13-1
$45
Daily Double
(GOLD CUP/BELMONT DBL) 1-1
(GOLD CUP/BELMONT DBL) 1-1
$8
Exacta
1-6
1-6
$45
Superfecta
1-6-4-8
1-6-4-8
$105
Trifecta
1-6-4
1-6-4
$115

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