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Belmont Stakes today!!

NBC will televise the Belmont Stakes, starting coverage at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Post time; 5:42 ET /2:42 PT.

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

Post position Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Tap It To Win John Velazquez Mark Casse
2 Sole Volante Luca Panici Patrick Biancone
3 Max Player Joel Rosario Linda Rice
4 Modernist Junior Alvarado Bill Moss
5 Farmington Road Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
6 Fore Left Jose Ortiz Doug O’Neill
7 Jungle Runner Reylu Gutierrez Steve Asmussen
8 Tiz The Law Manny Franco Barclay Tagg
9 Dr Post Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher
10 Pneumatic Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen

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!

Don’t be sour, amble by the store to get a little luck and claim your winnings – it’s a sure bet!!

https://theblackstallion.com/store/

 

Belmont today!

There may be no Triple Crown but you can’t say this year hasn’t been interesting.
Will it be War of Will doing a repeat of the Preakness??
Or Tacitus, Spinoff, Master Fencer … who’s your pick?

Need a little luck? Pick up Bucephalus from the gift shop. Last day for the Triple Crown sale!
Black Stallion Hardback books only $10- with a figurine only $59! 50% off!

Post time 6:37pm on NBC.

Watch Bodexpress run his own race in the Preakness again. Now that’s a classic!!

Joevia
Post: 1
Odds: 30-1

Everfast
Post: 2
Odds: 12-1

Master Fencer
Post: 3
Odds: 8-1

Tax
Post: 4
Odds: 15-1

Bourbon War
Post: 5
Odds: 12-1

Spinoff
Post: 6
Odds: 15-1

Sir Winston
Post: 7
Odds: 12-1

Intrepid Heart
Post: 8
Odds: 10-1

War of Will
Post: 9
Odds: 2-1

Tacitus
Post: 10
Odds: 9-5

Preakness today!

Lucky thirteen. That’s the head count at the post – unless there is a scratch.

There will be no chance of a triple crown this year as Country House bowed out and the contested first finisher, Maximum Security, withdrew as well. Often trainers don’t want to push their horses if they don’t like the odds – too many other races for the risk.

So with the field wide open it could be anyone’s race. Who is it going to be?
The favorite Baffert’s “Improbable”?
War of Will?
Or your favorite longshot?

If you need a little luck pick up some from the gift shop where a hardback book of “the Black Stallion” is on sale at 50% off!! and that includes the combo with a Bucephalus figurine!

The race will be broadcast on NBC with post time for the race set at 6:48 p.m. ET.

    1. War of Will (4/1)
    2. Bourbon War (12/1)
    3. Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
    4. Improbable (5/2)
    5. Owendale (10/1)
    6. Market King (30/1)
    7. Alwaysmining (8/1)
    8. Signalman (30/1)
    9. Bodexpress (20/1)
    10. Everfast (50/1)
    11. Laughing Fox (20/1)
    12. Anothertwistafate (6/1)
    13. Win Win Win (15/1)

Thanks for reading … and writing!

The Black in Sardinia

Merry Christmas!!!!

It’s already Christmas?? Hard to believe the year went by so fast! Sooo many things to see and do.

From Thanksgiving to New Years we always think about all the blessings from the past year! The people and places, the horses and their helpers, the hard work and lazy days – all the special memories.
There were heartbreaking stories of fires and loss, courageous stories of challenges and spirit.

Even some movie stars like Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe praised the horses this year.

An inspiring tale of perseverance and moving on, no matter what, in “the Rider”.

There was JUSTIFY, the Triple Crown winner.

And a story you won’t see every day, the reed Ponies of Peru and how the fishermen ride them!!

If you need a little good luck for 2019 don’t forget to stop by the store and pay Bucephalus a visit. You can keep him in your pocket every day whether that’s at work … or play!

But best of all it was spending time with the horses and horsepeople you Love.
Or maybe you just need to gallop down an empty beach!

The Black in Sardinia
The Black in Sardinia

Hoping your year was as eventful as ours!
What was your favorite moment?

Blessings & Joy for Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!
Don’t forget to leave some hay out for Santa’s reindeer – as my Dad always did on Christmas eve!!

Thanks for riding bye,

Tim and Pamela Farley

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