June 11th, 2005 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Coming off his victory in the Preakness, three-year-old colt Afleet Alex is the 5/6 favorite to w’n Saturday’s Belmont Stakes at leading online sportsbook, racebook, Casino and poker site bodoglife.com. Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo is not far behind at 7/2, and Reverberate, making his third start in 34 days is listed at 6/1.
‘Online sports betting has reached unprecedented levels. This year our Triple Crown wagering has grown by 300 percent,’ said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog. ‘We expect Saturday’s race day wagering growth to match that of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.’ bodoglife.com took in more than $800,000 in wagers for the Kentucky Derby and $500,000 for the Preakness.
Race fans looking for a big payout on Saturday can pick maiden (one who has never won a race) Nolan’s Cat. History, however, will be working against the 50/1 long shot, as no maiden has won the Belmont Stakes in its 134-year history.
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