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
||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!
Don’t be sour, amble by the store to get a little luck and claim your winnings – it’s a sure bet!!
Cowboys & Indians magazine. Stories from the making of “the Black Stallion” (1979)
Stop and get a treat for yourself!!!
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.
- War of Will (4/1)
- Bourbon War (12/1)
- Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
- Improbable (5/2)
- Owendale (10/1)
- Market King (30/1)
- Alwaysmining (8/1)
- Signalman (30/1)
- Bodexpress (20/1)
- Everfast (50/1)
- Laughing Fox (20/1)
- Anothertwistafate (6/1)
- Win Win Win (15/1)
Thanks for reading … and writing!
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
It’s that day in May we wait for every year.
It’s gonna rain … and that means another year with a muddy track.
Who’s gonna take the Roses??
Since Omaha Beach, the early favorite, has been scratched due to surgery it’s a wide open field.
Baffert has three so it may be Game Winner.
Or is it Roadster? Coming out of the 17th chute, never won, post position??
Or …. your favorite long shot??
You gotta play to win – and if you need a little luck don’t forget to pick up a Bucephalus to keep in your pocket!
Game Winner 9/2
Maximum Security 8-1
Code of Honor 12-1
Win Win Win 12-1
By My Standards 15-1
War of Will 15-1
Country House 30-1
Cutting Humor 30-1
Long Range Toddy 30-1
Plus Que Parfait 30-1
Gray Magician 50-1
Master Fencer 50-1
Kentucky Derby Information
Date: Saturday, May 4
TV Info: NBC
TV Coverage Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Post Time: 6:50 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live