After the 2017 Belmont Stakes went in the books, many bettors were left happy, but what did the famed trifecta bet pay out on Saturday?
If there’s horse racing, you know there’s going to be betting. There’s a reason that “going to the tracks” is almost synonymous with putting money down on races. However, the betting hits a fever pitch whenever it comes to the biggest horse races of the year. And as the third leg of the Triple Crown races, the 2017 Belmont Stakes certainly qualified.
At the Preakness, bettors who hit were treated to a big payday. That’s because it was a longshot who ultimately won the race with Cloud Computing pulling ahead just barely down the final stretch. However, any real bettor taking their money to the books at the Belmont Stakes or any race knows that the real money lies with the trifecta bets.
For those unaware, a trifecta bet means picking the top three horses in the correct order. While there is also a box trifecta, which means just picking the right horses to finish in the top three, the regular type of bet pays out far more handily.
However, the 2017 Belmont Stakes offered a fun chance at big money given the field. Both Cloud Computing and Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming weren’t in the field for similar reasons. Because of that, the favorites weren’t favored by much and, truthfully, it could’ve been anyone’s race.
When the dust settled at the 2017 Belmont Stakes, though, what did the famed trifecta bet pay out?
The 2-7-12 trifecta paid out $312 on a $1 bet at the Belmont Stakes.
Anyone who hit on their Belmont Stakes trifecta is certainly more than pleased with their haul. As they always say, you have to take a big risk to win big. This would certainly qualify as a prime example of just that.