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Kentucky Derby 2020!

Who’s it gonna be? Belmont winner Tiz the Law? Thousand Words? Honor A.P.?

Gotta watch to find out; Saturday, Sept. 5 (7:01 p.m. ET post time, NBC)

Pick up a little luck at the shop!

This is the strangest triple crown EVER!

Post position Horse Jockey Trainer
1   (scratched) Finnick The Fierce Martin Garcia Rey Hernandez
2 Max Player Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen
3 Enforceable Adam Beschizza Mark Casse
4 Storm the Court Flavien Prat Peter Eurton
5 Major Fed James Graham Greg Foley
6  (scratched) King Guillermo Samy Camacho Juan Carloa Avila
7 Money Moves Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
8 South Bend Jose I. Ortiz William I. Mott
9 Mr. Big News Gabriel Saez Bret Calhoun
10 Thousand Words Florent Geroux Bob Baffert
11 Necker Island Miguel Mana Chris Hartman
12 Sole Volante Luca Panici Patrick Biancone
13 Attachment Rate Joe Talamo Dale Romans
14 Winning Impression Joe Rocco Jr. Dallas Stewart
15 Ny Traffic Paco Lopez Saffie Joseph Jr.
16 Honor A.P. Mike Smith John Shirreffs
17 Tiz The Law Manny Franco Barclay Tagg
18 Authentic John Velazquez Bob Baffert

 

 

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/

 

40th film anniversary. Behind the scenes part 5

Cowboys & Indians magazine. Stories from the making of “the Black Stallion” (1979)

Stop and get a treat for yourself!!!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Production Assistant Tim Farley’s Flashbacks on Filming.

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!

40 years of Black Stallion Movie Magic!!

The wonderful Carroll Ballard film of “The Black Stallion” (1979) turns forty in October!!

Here’s a nice article by Elizabeth Kaye McCall that just came out in Arabian Horse Life.
You can reach her; elizmccall@earthlink.net
There are a bunch of my photos that haven’t been seen before -so take a LOOK!
Black Stallion movie article

If you forgot the scene here’s a taste of Dad (Hoyt Axton) telling the Bucephalus story to Alec (Kelly Reno)

Get one of your very own :)

How about that Derby race?????

Happy Mother’s day to all you moms, grandmoms, step moms, moms in law, wanna be moms, etc……. and thanks for having us!!