Animal Kingdom a 2-1 Favorite For Belmont Stakes, Final Leg of Triple Crown


Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is the favorite to win the final leg of this year’s Triple Crown. Animal Kingdom looks to become just the 12th horse to complete a Derby-Belmont sweep. Thunder Gulch last accomplished the feat in 1995.

Ridden by jockey John Velazquez, Animal Kingdom was given 2-1 odds in Saturday’s race. Derby second-place finisher, Nehro, goes off as the second favorite horse at 4-1.

Here is the field, rail out, with each horse’s odds.

Master of Hounds (10-1), Stay Thirsty (20-1), Ruler On Ice (20-1), Santiva (15-10), Brilliant Speed (15-1), Nehro (4-1), Monzon (30-1), Prime Cut (15-1), Animal Kingdom (2-1), Mucho Macho Man (10-1), Isn’t He Perfect (30-1) and Shackleford (9-2).

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