2009 Belmont Stakes – 141st Run for the Carnations

Jun 2, 2009

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Well, the rematch of Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird will not be the focus of the 141st Belmont Stakes as Rachel Alexandra will not run.  Calvin Borel will have his shot at the Triple Crown for a jockey as he rode the two horses to their respective Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins.  He will once again ride Mine That Bird in the 141st Belmont Stakes.

The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three races at 1.5 miles or 12 furlongs.  The race is run at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.  The third leg of the Triple Crown is also called the Run for the Carnations.  Some of the famous horses to win the Belmont Stakes are Man O’ War, Sir Barton, Secretariat, Affirmed, War Admiral, Seattle Slew, and Citation.  Secretariat ran the fastest race at the current distance in 1973 with a blazing time of 2:24:00.

***UPDATE***
Field and Odds:

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Chocolate Candy G. Gomez J. Hollendorfer 10-1
2 Dunkirk J. Velazquez T. Pletcher 4-1
3 Mr. Hot Stuff E. Prado E. Harty 15-1
4 Summer Bird K. Desormeaux T. Ice 12-1
5 Luv Gov M. Mena D. W. Lukas 20-1
6 Charitable Man A. Garcia K. McLaughlin 3-1
7 Mine That Bird C. Borel C. Woolley 2-1
8 Flying Private J. Leparoux D. W. Lukas 12-1
9 Miner’s Escape J. Lezcano N. Zito 15-1
10 Brave Victory R. Maragh N. Zito 15-1

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dee
    June 4th, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    It is a pity that Rachel Alexandria is not racing. Though I would still pull for Mine That Bird, it would have been interesting to see if she could have made a good competetor for him

  2. LestersLegends
    June 4th, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Agree. I’d like to see how she’d hold up to the longer race. Charitable Man should make it a race.

  3. Stud
    June 7th, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Let her carry the same 5 extra pounds as the boys do and then lets see what she does?

  4. LestersLegends
    June 7th, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    Good point.

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