Robert Evan’s Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong behind Medal Count. The 1 1/2-mile distance of the Belmont at Belmont Park has been “heartbreak highway” for 3-year-olds since Affirmed last won the Triple Crown 36 years ago in 1978. The time for the 12 furlongs was 2:28.52. Tonalist, a son of Tapit –Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony, was bred in Kentucky by Woodslane Farm. WinStar Farm’s Commissioner went for the early lead from post 8 [More]
SUBSCRIBE to Next Media Animation: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=NMAtvI’ll Have Another will run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez hope the chestnut colt will be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NMAtvWebpage: http://www.nma.tv/Twitter @nmatv: https://twitter.com/#!/nmatvTumblr: http://nmatv.tumblr.com/I’ll Have Another will start the clear favorite, having already won Grade 1 races the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Plenty of horses have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown. The last was Big Brown in 2008.But no horse has won the elusive Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. Others to do so [More]
The second jewel of the 1978 Triple Crown. Affirmed narrowly holds off his arch rival Alydar
Alydar was an amazing race horse. Just stunning. He ran his heart out, and only one horse got the upperhand on him. And what was, Affirmed www.freehorseracegame.com November 16 #17 – Most Discussed (Today) – Sports – All #17 – Most Discussed (Today) -Sports – English
The 1978 Belmont Stakes won by Affirmed in a barn-burning race to the wire with his terrific rival, the beloved Alydar.
Sunday Silence, who raised more questions than he answered when he beat Easy Goer by two and a half lengths in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, proved himself a worthy Triple Crown contender today by winning the 114th and closest Preakness Stakes ever at Pimlico Race Course. The blackish colt from California raced head and head with Easy Goer for the length of the stretch before regaining the lead in the final yards to win by a long nose. The last time a Preakness was decided in a photo finish was when Affirmed held off Alydar by a neck [More]