National Treasure Belmont Stakes Odds, History and Predictions (Preakness Winner Capable Against Stronger Field)

National Treasure Belmont Stakes Odds, History and Predictions (Preakness Winner Capable Against Stronger Field)


The final leg of the horse racing Triple Crown is finally here. The field for the 2023 Belmont Stakes was drawn on Tuesday, and nine horses are now set to compete for the win on Saturday, June 10.

One contender everyone has their eyes on ahead of this race is Preakness Stakes winner National Treasure. He has not been receiving the fanfare of others ahead of the Belmont Stakes, but this Quality Road colt has proven himself as a top 3-year-old in this crop. Here's everything you need to know about this Bob Baffert-trained colt before he vies for the 2023 Belmont Stakes title.

National Treasure Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position

National Treasure currently owns 5-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and drew post position No. 4.


Odds to Win 2023 Belmont Stakes

Post Position

National Treasure



National Treasure Horse Trainer and Jockey

National Treasure is trained by Bob Baffert, who has been one of the leading trainers in North America for years. He's won the Belmont Stakes three times and has 17 Triple Crown wins overall. Both Justify (2018) and American Pharoah (2015) won the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown for Baffert.

National Treasure's jockey for the 2023 Belmont Stakes is Hall of Famer John Velazquez. The 51-year-old Puerto Rican has ridden in the Belmont Stakes 25 times and won the race twice with his last in 2012 aboard Union Rags.

National Treasure Race History

National Treasure has won the Preakness Stakes last month with Johnny V riding. He has two other in-the-money finishes in Grade 1 races plus a fourth-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby.





May 20, 2023


Preakness Stakes (G1)


April 8, 2023

Santa Anita

Santa Anita Derby (G1)


Jan. 8, 2023

Santa Anita

Sham Stakes (G3)


Nov. 4, 2022


FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile


Oct. 8, 2022

Santa Anita

American Pharoah Stakes (G1)


Sept. 3, 2022

Del Mar

Maiden Special Weight


National Treasure Belmont Stakes Prediction and Pick

National Treasure was able to get the lead in the Preakness and carve out very slow fractions, leaving plenty left in the tank to hold off the late-charging Blazing Sevens. He'll be the pace-setter in the Belmont Stakes, and even if he's unable to hold up over the grueling 1 1/2 mile distance there is still a good chance he can hit the board or complete the superfecta.

This son of Quality Road can still move forward off the Preakness win but has more very competitive horses and runners to beat in the Belmont. This colt is capable of hitting the board and there is no denying the strong jockey/trainer strengths coming into the race.

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