Rich Strike Prepares for the Belmont

Rich Strike prepares for the Belmont Stakes

Rich Strike is looking relaxed and full of energy as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on June 11th. The colt did his final breeze at Churchill Downs on May 30th covering five-furlongs in 0:59. With his regular exercise rider, Gabriel Lagunes, in the irons, the colt showed some sass with some bucking at the […]

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Sir Winston Wins the Belmont with a Strong Finish

Sir Winston wins Belmont

Sir Winston, a horse known for having a strong closing run, put that to use in the Belmont. Jockey Joel Rosario gave the colt a perfect ride, hugging the rail and making it a shorter trip. Tacitus was running strongly to finish second, went wide on both turns. At a track like this one, that […]

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Did this impact California Chrome’s Belmont?

It appears that California Chrome may have injured himself leaving the starting gate at the Belmont yesterday. The horse was bleeding from his right front heel and trainer, Art Sherman, thinks he caught it with a hind leg coming out of the gate. Jockey Victor Espinoza tweeted this photo of the injury last night. My […]

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Calidoscopio is the master closer

In preparation for the Belmont I watched the Brooklyn Handicap, a grade II stakes race that ran in the rain at Belmont today.  I hope that tomorrow’s race is a good one but for pure suspense, you just can’t beat Calidoscopio. The 10 year old Argentinian horse won the $200,000 race coming from 22 lengths […]

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Triple Crown race tracks and how they ride

While everyone is looking at who will be entered in the upcoming Preakness Stakes (besides Orb) one of the big factors in the race is the track itself. Like all of the Triple Crown race tracks, Pimlico has it’s own “personality” — although whether this is fact or fiction is up for debate. Let’s take […]

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