It’s been a strange year for everyone – including the horses, Since the triple crown was canceled then rescheduled the Belmont will be run today with no crowd. The race has been shortened as the mile and half was thought too long for these young horses that haven’t been running. Now 9 furlongs not 12. Furlong = 1/8 mile.
Belmont is usually the last of the three triple crown races but, with the delays and the Derby and Preakness have dates later in the season, this is the best fit for the track. Saratoga is opening later too so, for NY, this made the best sense.
The Kentucky Derby is Sept. 5 and the Preakness Stakes was rescheduled for Oct. 3,
Who’s it gonna be?
Belmont Stakes Post Lineup and Odds
Tap It To Win
Tiz The Law
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Ricardo Santana Jr.
1. Tap It to Win 6-1
2. Sole Volante 9-2
3. Max Player 15-1
4. Modernist 15-1
5. Farmington Road 15-1
6. Fore Left 30-1
7. Jungle Runner 50-1
8. Tiz the Law 6-5
Tiz the Law is the favorite but you’ll have to watch to find out!
Can California Chrome end the Triple Crown drought? Or is Wicked Strong wicked enough for an upset?
Did you know Chrome wears a bandage to help him breathe? Maybe he’ll be the spokeshorse for “Breathe Right”!
Me and 19 million other people will be watching!
Go for the Chrome? Go Rosie!
Stop at the Trading Post for a treat!
Track: Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Distance: 1 1/2 miles
TV: NBC (4:30 p.m.)
Post time: 6:52 p.m. ET
(Horses will leave for the walk to the paddock at 6:13 and the post parade will start at 6:39)
2014 Belmont Stakes Entries
Horses for 2014 Belmont Stakes Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Medal Count Robby Albarado Dale L. Romans 20-1
2 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 3-5
3 Matterhorn Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher 30-1
4 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan Dallas Stewart 15-1
5 Ride On Curlin John Velazquez Billy Gowan 12-1
6 Matuszak Mike Smith Bill Mott 30-1
7 Samraat Jose Ortiz Rick Violette 20-1
8 Commissioner Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 20-1
9 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh Jimmy Jerkens 6-1
10 General a Rod Rosie Napravnik Mike Maker 20-1
11 Tonalist Joel Rosario Christophe Clement 8-1