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]
A year ago jockey Kent Desormeaux lost a bid for a Triple Crown when he had to pull up heavy favorite Big Brown . On June 6 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), he…
With the chance of a Triple Crown gone with the sudden retirement of I’ll Have Another, race fans expressed disappointment Saturday, but still flocked to the Belmont Stakes. Union Rags edged Paynter to win the race. (June 9)Copyright 2012 The Associated Press
Union Rags, closing with urgency along the rail under John Velazquez, got up in the final couple of strides to win a heart-pounding finish over Paynter by a short neck in the 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9. The lack of a Triple Crown quest by I’ll Have Another, scratched on the eve of the race with a tendon injury, took much of the luster off the 144th renewal of the Belmont. But Paynter, who led the race from the outset, and Union Rags put on a great show in the $1 million event anyway before 85811 at Belmont [More]
With a final burst of speed in the last few strides, Pleasant Colony added the 106th Preakness today to his Kentucky Derby victory and needs only the Belmont Stakes to become the l2th winner of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. Pleasant Colony surged to a one-length victory over Bold Ego, who had led from the start, as 74-1 Paristo, a supplemenatry nominee, finished third, two more lengths back. Pleasant Colony rewarded his backers in the record Pimlico crowd of 84113 with $5 for each $2 bet. So thorough was his victory in this mile-and-three-sixteenths race that it seems unlikely that any [More]
I’ll Have Another’s bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years ended shockingly in the barn and not on the racetrack Friday when the colt was scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes and retired from racing with a swollen tendon. (June 8) Copyright 2012 The Associated Press
Here is a son of the famous thoroughbred race horse Rock Hard Ten being sold for $95000 at the Ocala Breeder’s Sale in Florida, June 2009. Look out for We Will Rock on the racetrack!
Union Rags, closing with urgency along the rail under John Velazquez, got up in the final couple of strides to win a heart-pounding finish over Paynter by a short neck in the 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9. The lack of a Triple Crown quest by I’ll Have Another, scratched on the eve of the race with a tendon injury, took much of the luster off the 144th renewal of the Belmont. But Paynter, who led the race from the outset, and Union Rags put on a great show in the $1 million event anyway before 85811 at Belmont [More]
Experience the power, beauty, and majesty of the phenomenal 3 yr old American thoroughbred, the legendary Secretariat, as he delivers his definitive performance! (more) You will not likely experience another similar inspirational performance of overwhelming ability and domination in your lifetime! Secretariat’s epic performance at Belmont Park June 9, 1973 with Chic Anderson’s historic call. Led out lightning quick by his season rival Sham over the first few furlongs, a majestic Secretariat seemingly “spreads his wings and takes flight” on the back stretch, sets the still-standing world record of 02:24:00 for 12 furlongs on a dirt surface, emphatically captures the [More]
**UPDATE-3** 10 july 2012: THANK YOU FRANK STRONACH! the copyright claim (strike) ostensibly filed by [email protected] but actually filed by kirk zumwalt of amtote.com on 11 june 2012 has been removed and the content restored by youtube after undergoing the counter-notification process. **UPDATE-2** 31 may 2012 hearst television, inc., released their copyright claim to this video. **UPDATE** hearst television, inc. has filed a copyright claim to youtube to block this video worldwide to which i have filed a counter-claim. ==== www.preakness.com ==== 137th preakness stakes overhead replay ==== winner’s circle presentation frank stronach, the stronach group martin o’malley, governor of [More]
Belmont Stakes favorite and Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another will not run in the race on Saturday. The two year colt was retired Friday with a swollen tendon in his left leg. (June 8) Copyright 2012 The Associated Press
Black Caviar took her most positive step so far towards a return to racing with a surprise first public appearance for the year at Sandown on Tuesday morning. The unbeaten mare contested a jump-out, her first piece of serious racetrack competition since her famous Royal Ascot victory in June. Sitting deep from the start of the 800m contest, Black Caviar domimated the jump-out from the home turn as she put a space between herself and her rivals. “It was just a soft half-mile jump-out and I’m very happy with her,” trainer Peter Moody told AAP. “Like a pig in mud. [More]
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]
June 2007 Japanese jockeys have event domination in their sights. They’re developing the methods to take on the international horse racing world. Katsumi Yoshida runs a racing empire conservatively valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. He developed the winning strategy to take first and second place at this year’s Melbourne cup. “I had to choose a horse that was strong and able to win”, he explains. “I had two at my stable by chance”. By strictly controlling the temperature in their stables and limiting their training, he made sure they didn’t burn out. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by [More]
Secretariat, Man O’ War and Citation were the only non-humans to make the top 100 athletes in the 20th Century. Secretariat was number 35, Man O’ War was number 84, and Citation was number 97 . See ESPN.com website espn.go.com Also visit my website for additional pictures of Secretariat will-may.com will-may.com Kentucky Derby Video will-may.com When God created the horse he said to the magnificent creature: “I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to [More]