2009 Belmont Stakes – 141st Run for the Carnations
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.
Field and 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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