The Acorn Stakes race is held every year on the second Saturday of June as the first race on Belmont Stakes race day at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.  The Acorn Stakes is a 1 mile race on the Belmont Park dirt track, run by three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies.  The race is the first of the US Triple Tiara, which is interesting as it kicks off the festivities leading up to the Belmont Stakes race, which is the final leg of the US Triple Crown.

Where To Bet

The Acorn Stakes is run on the same day as the Belmont Stakes so it only makes sense that you place your bets at the same online racebook.  Overall I recommend betting on the Acorn Stakes at  You will find all of the races run at Belmont Park available for betting throughout the year at Bovada.  Their betting software is very easy to understand and they also offer some great promotions to give back to their online horses bettors.  On top of the 20% free bet up to $100 sign up bonus Bovada also offers 3% rebates on straight wagers and 5% rebates on exotics, so even if your Acorn Stakes horse doesn’t perform you won’t be left broke.

How To Bet

First of all you will need to open an account at  Click here to visit Bovada and then click on the ‘Join Now’ button to open an account.  Use Bovada referral number 3178530 to ensure that you receive the $100 free bet.  After you’ve created an account you should log in and head over to the ‘cashier’ section to make a deposit.

Now that you have an account you are ready to bet on the Acorn Stakes.  Click on the big ‘HORSES’ tab in the top navigation of the website to head over to the racebook.  You will then notice a list of tracks in the left sidebar.  Click on ‘Belmont Park’ to see the races for the day.  Find the Acorn Stakes race number and time in Today’s Races to bring up the race.  You will then be able to easily place win/place/show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta and more bets on this years Acorn Stakes!


The Acorn Stakes race began in 1931 at Belmont Park.  That being said the race hasn’t always taken place at Belmont, with the Acorn Stakes being run at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York for 15 years between 1960 and 1975 (held at Belmont Park in 1968).  An interesting fact about the race is that there has been two dead heats, with two winners being crowned in both 1954 and 1956.  To learn more about the Acorn Stakes race and check out the past winners and their times visit the Acorn Stakes Wikipedia page.