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Belmont Super Trainers – Kings of the Belmont Stakes Superfecta

In preparing for this year’s Belmont Stakes, we went back in history to look at the data to answer the question, of this year’s trainers with Belmont Stakes starters, who has had the most success in hitting the Superfecta?  The results of that analysis are captured in the following infographic:

Belmont trainers in the money 2015
When it comes to hitting the Superfecta, it is clear that Nick Zito reigns king of the Belmont Stakes.  Nearly 60% of his Belmont starters have managed to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th and half of his 24 starters secured a spot in the Trifecta.

Diving deeper into the data, we learned that Zito’s Belmont starters have been very much overlooked by the betting public.  Winners Birdstone and Da’Tara both won at odds of over 35-1.  Other board hitters also contributed to high exotics payoffs including Anak Nakal 34-1, Andromeda’s Hero 12-1, Indy Storm 17-1, and Royal Assault 27-1.

The lesson here is… leave a Nick Zito-trained Belmont starter off your exotics wagers at your own risk. So, if you liked Frammento a bit to hit the board, you have a little more data now to back your conviction.

Todd Pletcher is no stranger to the Belmont Superfecta either.  His starters have done quite well, especially over the past few years.  Just last year, Commissioner was a jump away from winning the Belmont Stakes at odds of 28-1.  In 2013, Palace Malice, the Super Screener’s top win contender that year, won at odds of 13-1.  Back in 2007 the filly, Rags to Riches, defeated Curlin to take the third leg of the Triple Crown. This year, Todd has potentially three Belmont starters including Materiality, Carpe Diem and Madefromlucky.  Be sure to check out what the Super Screener has to say about the chances of each of these colts.

Bob Baffert certainly has had the most Triple Crown bidders over the past 18 years with Silver Charm, Real Quiet and War Emblem all attempting to capture Triple Crown glory only to be denied in the end.  Point Given is Baffert’s lone Belmont winner but if Baffert has a starter in the Belmont Stakes, don’t leave them off your wagering tickets. With American Pharoah, Baffert gets his fourth opportunity to finally take down the elusive Triple Crown.

Get your copy of the Belmont Super Screener now to learn how American Pharoah stacks up against time-tested, proven screening criteria and the two horses that have the best shot to deny him Triple Crown glory!