The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation will once again facilitate the TIF Belmont Stakes Day Prop Contest to benefit a racing-related charity. The free-to-enter contest provides 20 total “prop bets” for what is the first leg of the 2020 Triple Crown. 211 entries were received for the 2019 contest, won by horseplayer Jeff O’Reilly of Pennsylvania, who correctly selected 16 of 19 props.

A $1,000 contribution in the name of the winner will be made to the Belmont Child Care Association (Anna House). The BCCA’s mission is “to provide a safe, supportive and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the Thoroughbred racing backstretch area at New York’s historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course.” Anna House reopens on Monday, June 22 after being closed since March to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

CLICK HERE to enter the TIF Belmont Day Prop Contest.

The 18 questions and a tiebreaker are listed below.

Keep a record of your selections as once you submit the entry form, you will not receive a confirmation of all your individual selections.

1. HEAD TO HEAD: Who will have the better finishing position in the Belmont Stakes?

#3 MAX PLAYER
#4 MODERNIST

2. HEAD TO HEAD: Who will have the better finishing position in the Belmont Stakes?

#1 TAP IT TO WIN
#9 DR POST

3. HEAD TO HEAD: Who will have the better finishing position in the Belmont Stakes?

#2 SOLE VOLANTE
#10 PNEUMATIC

4. According to the published Equibase chart of the race, what horse will be last after the first half-mile of the Belmont Stakes?

#2 SOLE VOLANTE
#5 FARMINGTON ROAD
#7 JUNGLE RUNNER
Any other horse

5. According to the published Equibase chart of the race, the time for the first half-mile of the Belmont Stakes will be…

A - 46.40 seconds or faster
B - 46.41 seconds or slower

6. The winner of the Belmont Stakes will be…

A - #8 TIZ THE LAW
B - Either #1 TAP IT TO WIN, #2 SOLE VOLANTE, or #9 DR POST
C - Any other horse

7. According to the published Equibase chart of the race, the winning margin of victory for the Belmont Stakes will be…

A - 1 ½ lengths or shorter
B - Between 1 3/4 lengths and 3 ¼ lengths
C - 3 1/2 lengths or longer

8. The final win odds of #8 TIZ THE LAW will be…

A - At his morning line price of 6-5 or higher
B - Lower than his morning line price

9. Which horse will the second choice in the Belmont Stakes, according to the final chart published by Equibase?

#1 TAP IT TO WIN
#2 SOLE VOLANTE
#9 DR POST
#10 PNEUMATIC

10. Which number will be greater?

A - Jungle Runner’s final win odds in the Belmont Stakes (including any decimal, per the final Equibase chart of the race)

B - The total of all runs scored in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) games played on Sunday, June 21 (five games are scheduled)

11. Which will be larger?

A - The sum of the finishing positions of Belmont Stakes horses ridden by jockeys having their first ride in the race PLUS 8.5 (#2 SOLE VOLANTE – Luca Panici, #7 JUNGLE RUNNER – Reylu Gutierrez, #8 TIZ THE LAW – Manuel Franco)

B - The sum of the finishing positions of Belmont Stakes horses ridden by jockeys to have won a Belmont Stakes previously (#1 TAP IT TO WIN – John Velazquez, #3 MAX PLAYER – Joel Rosario, #6 FORE LEFT – Jose Ortiz, #9 DR POST – Irad Ortiz)

12. Which one-mile graded stakes race on the turf at Belmont will have the faster final time, according to the Equibase chart of the race?

A - Race 4 - The Pennine Ridge
B - Race 6 - The Wonder Again

13. Which race will have the shorter winning margin, according to the post-race Equibase charts?

A - The Woody Stephens
B - The Belmont Stakes

14. Which of the following results will occur in the Woody Stephens and Acorn?

A - Progeny of Into Mischief will win both the Woody Stephens (MISCHIEVOUS ALEX or SHOPLIFTED) AND the Acorn (GAMINE)?

B - Progeny of Into Mischief will win either the Woody Stephens or Acorn, but not both

C – Progeny of Into Mischief will not win the Woody Stephens and Acorn.

15. The winner of the Jaipur will come from a trainer with a stable in…

A - New York (#4 PURE SENSATION, #6 HIDDEN SCROLL, #7 WHITE FLAG, #8 LONHTWIST)

B - Any other state (#1 KANTHAKA, #2 OLEKSANDRA, #3 TEXAS WEDGE, #5 STUBBINS)

16. How many favorites (according to the final Equibase charts) will win over the 12 races at Belmont Park?

A - Over 5.5

B - Under 5.5

17. What combination of jockeys will have the most wins on Saturday at Belmont Park?

A - Irad Ortiz Jr. and Jose Ortiz

B - Manuel Franco, Joel Rosario, John Velazquez

18. Which will occur over the course of the race day at Belmont Park?

A - No demotions by the stewards

B - At least one demotion as a result of a stewards’ inquiry or objection

TIEBREAKER: What will be the total of the combined win, place and show pools of the 2020 Belmont Stakes?

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