Posts in category "Belmont"

Will a Triple Crown Winner "Save" Horse Racing?

Will a Triple Crown Winner "Save" Horse Racing?
For the first time in 37 years, and certainly for the first time in my lifetime, we have a Triple Crown winner in horse racing.  American Pharoah capped off his incredible accomplishment with a dominant win in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. I wondered what the national reaction would be after we finally had a... Read more »

California Chrome Loses, Owner Tarnishes Run

California Chrome Loses, Owner Tarnishes Run
I wasn’t 100% sure when it happened, but it looked to me like California Chrome stumbled a bit coming out of the gate at the Belmont on Saturday.  I couldn’t tell if it was the shadows throwing me off, or he had a start reminiscent of War Emblem in the 2002 Belmont.  Ironically enough, Victor... Read more »

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On
On Friday morning, I was sitting at Arlington Park scanning tickets for the early morning simulcast bettors.  I happened to check my phone and I saw that I had a text from a buddy of mine, and I found the horrifying news: “BREAKING NEWS: I’ll Have Another pulled from the Belmont.” My response: “F^&*!!!!!!!!!” I... Read more »
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The Good, Bad, And Ugly--Triple Crown Disappointment

The Good, Bad, And Ugly--Triple Crown Disappointment
This weekend featured controversy from two of America’s oldest sports. The Good: LeBron James Who said LeBron isn’t a clutch player?  All he did in must-win games six and seven against the Celtics was put up 76 points and 27 rebounds.  Needless to say, the Heat are advancing to the Finals for the second straight... Read more »

PODCAST: Stiff Arm, Joe Kristufek Previews The Belmont

PODCAST: Stiff Arm, Joe Kristufek Previews The Belmont

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Good I’ll Have Another won the Preakness on Saturday, putting him a mile and a half from the Triple Crown.  Mario Gutierrez timed his final surge perfectly, and I’ll Have Another got past Bodemeister in the final yards. The Bad Watching ESPN during the NBA Playoffs is infuriating.  I may be in the minority,... Read more »
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Epic Preakness Sets Up Chance For History

Epic Preakness Sets Up Chance For History
Since 1978, 33 horses have had a chance to win horse racing’s Triple Crown.  Eleven of those have even completed the first two legs, only to fall short in the Belmont.  On June 9th, I’ll Have Another will go into the gate at Belmont Park with a chance to end the 33 year drought. In... Read more »