June 17, 2022.Reading time 3 minutes.
Mo Donegal’s win of the Belmont Stakes marks the fourth consecutive year that three different horses have won the Triple Crown races. Of course, we knew there would be no Triple Crown this year, as Derby winner, Rich Strike, chose to skip the Preakness. Mo Donegal also skipped the second race and came into the […]
June 5, 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
Essential Quality wins the Belmont after a stretch run duel with Hot Rod Charlie. The handsome gray colt, who was the favorite for the Kentucky Derby, came through today and showed his “quality”. After a clean break, the colt trailed the leaders — Hot Rod Charlie and Rock Your World, who set a fast pace […]
June 4, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, it’s hard not to think back to 1973, the day that Secretariat captured the Triple Crown with a Belmont win so decisive that the other horses weren’t even in the same race. If you’re old, like I am, you might even remember watching the race live, on your […]
June 20, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
The stands at Belmont might have been eerily empty today, but it didn’t stop Tiz the Law from laying down a spectacular run in the the 152nd Belmont Stakes. Sure, the race was shorter than usual, but Tiz the Law’s trainer, Barclay Tagg, was not one of the trainers who asked for that. His colt […]
June 7, 2019.Reading time less than 1 minute.
How do your predictions jive with these two experienced handicappers?
June 6, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
War of Will is the only horse this year that will have run in all three Triple Crown races. This means that the rest of the field is fresh and well rested in comparison. Maximum Security an Country House are sitting the race out, which leaves the race wide open. Although we hope it’s not […]
June 8, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
Tomorrow Justify runs on the “Big Sandy” with the chance of bringing us another Triple Crown Winner. There was a 27 year drought before American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in 2015. Could we see another super horse so soon? The first winner of all three Triple Crown races was Sir Barton in 1919 — […]
June 11, 2017.Reading time less than 1 minute.
There may not have been a Triple Crown winner this year, but Belmont stakes was an exciting race regardless, with Tapwrit closing in on Irish War Cry, who ran a strong race. Tapwrit is only the second horse to win the Belmont from the #2 post position. He the tenth horse to have won the […]