Category: Racing

Racing The Black

Belmont!!

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Cherry Wine

Jun 7, 2016; Elmont, NY, USA; Exaggerator is walked by a trainer after training in preparation for the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Will Exaggerator do it again? I like Desormeaux and their horse (did you know the Black Stallion is Kent Desormeaux’s favorite!) I like Cherry Wine … doesn’t that sound good. And I like the idea of Suddenbreakingnews.

Get yourself a little luck with a Bucephalus of your own … Alexander the Great let him sleep in his tent and you can keep him on your bedside table:)

See you at the races!

1. Governor Malibu 23-1 (12-1)

2. Destin 12-1 (6-1)

3. Cherry Wine 8-1 (8-1)

4. Suddenbreakingnews 5-1 (10-1)

5. Stradivari 9-1 (5-1)

6. Gettysburg 46-1 (30-1)

7. Seeking the Soul 54-1 (30-1)

8. Forever d’Oro 63-1 (30-1)

9. Trojan Nation 67-1 (30-1)

10. Lani 10-1 (20-1)

11. Exaggerator 6-5 (9-5)

12. Brody’s Cause 22-1 (20-1)

13. Creator 16-1 (10-1)

Post time: 6:37 p.m. ET
TV: NBC, with coverage beginning at 5 p.m.
Undercard coverage: NBCSN beginning at 3 p.m.
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra

Preakness 2016

Tragic start at Pimlico with two horses dying in the first races. Very sad race day.

Can NQUIST do it again?preakness

Don’t forget to pick up your Lucky Charm at the website!

Here’s the post line up on a very MUDDY track:

#1  Cherry Wine  25-1

#2  Uncle Lino  60-1

#3  Nyquist  5-2

#4  Awesome Speed 60-1

#5  Exaggerator  9-2

#6  Lani  25-1

#7  Collected  25-1

#8  Laoban  80-1

#9  Abiding Star  70-1

#10 Fellowship  80-1

#11  Stradivari   3-5

Stradivari received a $80,000 bet today and his odds changed to 1/2

The NBC Sports Channel broadcast begins at 2:30 pm ET, then switches to NBC at 5 pm for coverage of the Preakness Stakes, with a post time of 6:45 pm ET.

 

American Pharoah!!!

HE did it! The fourth jewel – a triple crown bonus! Six and a half lengths … One of a kind – Classic! Breathless! Pause for two minutes and give the best horse we’ve ever seen his honor.

They said there would never be another triple crown winner. Heart, dedication, talent … and work. LOVE it!
Here’s the video!

WOW – Pharoah donation! Victor Espinoza!!

Seen this?

American Pharoah to victory, then donated winnings to charity

When it comes to horse racing, we tend to remember the names of the horses more than the jockeys, but here’s a jockey you really should know.

On June 6, American Pharoah became the first horse to win racing’s Triple Crown in 37 years.

It’s just the 12th horse in history to win all of the three major racing events in a single year — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

But there’s another part of this story you might not have heard about: the jockey.
American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, donated all his winnings from the Belmont Stakes to charity.

All of it. Reportedly $80,000.

Wow.
The charity is City of Hope, and they fight cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses.In an interview with ABC News, Espinoza casually mentioned his plans for the massive payday.”I won the Triple Crown right now, but I don’t make any money because I’m donating all the money to the City of Hope.”The group confirmed Espinoza’s plans to donate on their website, and included another statement from him:”Good health — that’s what I want for everyone. With good health, people can enjoy life and do those things that make them happy. By working to defeat cancer, City of Hope’s researchers and doctors are bringing a greater chance of health and happiness to people everywhere.”

American Pharoah’s trainer, Bob Baffert, also donated his Belmont winnings, splitting it between three charities.

Bob and Jill Baffert following American Pharoah’s win at the Belmont Stakes.

According to Louisville’s Courier-Journal, Baffert and his wife Jill will donate $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, $50,000 to the California Retirement Management Account, and $50,000 to Old Friends Farm.

As the name would suggest, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered severe on-track injuries. The California Retirement Management Account is a fund to care for retired racehorses. Old Friends Farm is a retirement facility for horses located in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Between Baffert and Espinoza, even those of us who aren’t fans of horse racing have quite a bit to cheer for.

Because at the end of the day, American Pharoah goes back to being a horse. A really cool horse and all, but still a horse.

Here’s a prime example of a cool horse.

His jockey and his trainer used their winnings to help save and improve some lives.
Years from now, when you think back on American Pharoah’s historic run, be sure to remember his team, too.

gotta love the ones that give!!!!

www.horstales.org