2019 Belmont Stakes

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:42 pm

I thought the True North might be too short for Catalina Cruiser but he was good enough to get the job done. I'm interested to see what he can do in the handicap division now that he is out of Accelerate's shadow.

And nobody's perfect, but geez, that was an awful ride by Smith on McKinzie.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 am

I became a big fan of Katsumi Yoshizawa! :o :D

Master Fencer to Target Turf Trinity in New York
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-new-york
The 3-year-old son of Just a Way was slated to leave New York June 13 and return to his native Japan to prepare for a fall campaign until Yoshizawa called an audible and decided instead to train Master Fencer toward the Turf Trinity.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:38 pm

Sir Winston, the Belmont Stakes winner, will join Country House, the Kentucky Derby winner, on the sidelines at least through the major races in the 3-year-old division this summer.

Trainer Mark Casse said Sir Winston is dealing with an injury to his left front ankle and will be out of training for a little while. Shortly after the Belmont Stakes, Casse brought Sir Winston to his farm in Ocala, Fla., where he is simply walking.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/48367-belmo ... kle-injury
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:10 pm

well.... hopefully they come back for great 4 year old seasons.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:18 am

This crop of three year olds is just unlucky it seems.

Hopefully, they both come back healthy as 4 yr old. I also read War of Will is a possible for running at 4.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 pm

The Derby has often taken a toll on the colts who run in it, but this year's seems to have been especially punishing on the participants.
I wouldn't be surprised to read that Maximum Security is going to also be given time off. Of all the horses in the Derby, he may have paid the heaviest price; I believe the technical term is 'ran his eyeballs out.' :shock:
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:08 am

Omaha Beach has the door wide open, if he comes back in the same form as he left off in he might very well take the 3yo Eclipse!
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