Triple Crown Hopes For Saturday’s Belmont Stakes [VIDEO]
I'm not an avid horseracing fan, but my wife and I do take interest in the Triple Crown, and this Saturday, it's the 146th "Belmont Stakes". To make it more exciting, this year there's a good chance we might see the first Triple Crown winner since "Affirmed" in 1978 if "California Chrome" finishes first!
As of Thursday, June 5th, there are 11 horses entered in The Belmont Stakes, Saturday, June 7th. According to belmontstakes.com:
"Since 1919, only 11 horses have won racing’s most prestigious prize, the Triple Crown. Affirmed, in 1978, was the last horse to achieve the remarkable feat of winning all three races, at three different distances, at three different tracks, in the space of five weeks. The current 32-year gap between Triple Crown winners is the longest drought in the series’ history.
"The field for the 146th Belmont Stakes
Post Horse Jockey Odds
1 Medal Count Robby Albarado 20-1
2 California Chrome Victor Espinoza 3-5
3 Matterhorn Joe Bravo 30-1
4 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan 15-1
5 Ride On Curlin John Velazquez 12-1
6 Matuszak Mike Smith 30-1
7 Samraat Jose Ortiz 20-1
8 Commissioner Javier Castellano 20-1
9 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh 6-1
10 General a Rod Rosie Napravnik 20 -1
11 Tonalist Joel Rosario 8 - 1"
"Saturday, June 7
Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
Post Time: 6:35 p.m. ET"
Watch the dramatic finish as California Chrome wins the "Preakness Stakes 2014":
PLEASE NOTE THAT ODDS MAY CHANGE AND HORSES MAY BE SCRATCHED RIGHT UP UNTIL RACE TIME. THE LIST OF CONTENDERS AND ODDS REFECT INFORMATION AS OF THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014