March 30, 2013.Reading time 2 minutes.
Animal Kingdom rose to fame after winning the 2011 Kentucky Derby. He went on to finish second in the Preakness and sixth in the Belmont. The $10 million Dubai World Cub is the richest horse race in world. The race was created in 1996 when it was won by Cigar. The last time it was […]
June 30, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
A slab fracture sustained in the Belmont Stakes will keep Animal Kingdom from competing for the rest of the 2011 season. After the race Animal Kingdom was lame. The original diagnosis was a small fracture at the top of the left cannon bone. Unfortunately, further x-rays revealed a more severe injury: a slab fracture which […]
June 15, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
Shortly after breaking from the starting gate, Animal Kingdom clipped heels with either Mucho Macho Man or Munzon, almost falling. Jockey Johnny Velasquez narrowly escaped falling but it took him more than an eighth of a mile to get his foot back into his stirrup. It was an incident that stopped Animal Kingdom’s Belmont bid […]
June 11, 2011.Reading time 2 minutes.
If you had bet on the top four finishers (superfecta) in the order they crossed the finish line, you could have taken home more $70,000 for a $2 bet. That’s because today’s Belmont Stakes was a race where betting the long shots paid off. The winner, Ruler on Ice, paid 24-1; Stay Thirsty paid 16-1; […]
June 10, 2011.Reading time 3 minutes.
The 143rd Belmont Stakes will be run tomorrow in New York. Belmont is a track that I used to visit as a child. My maternal grandfather was a big racing fan and I happily tagged along with him whenever I was invited. I never went for the big race, but it didn’t matter to me […]
May 21, 2011.Reading time less than 1 minute.
No matter how much I yelled “go, go, go!!!” at the TV set, Animal Kingdom wasn’t able to catch Shackleford before the wire. He made a good run for it but ran out of track too soon. Shackleford ran a great race, leading wire to wire. He’s obviously not a distance horse but the Preakness […]
May 7, 2011.Reading time 1 minute.
Animal Kingdom, who started the Derby with 20-1 odds, made a big move in the home stretch to finish nearly 3 lengths ahead of the field. Nehro, who made a valiant run from behind, came in second and Mucho Macho Man ran a respectable third. The colt was a surprise in more ways than one […]