And away they go! Exaggerator, Stradivari and 11 other gorgeous ponies will be running on June 11th in Elmont, New York during the 148th Belmont Stakes. Keep reading to meet every horse racing in the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Any of these beautiful thoroughbreds could win this race. Early money is on Exaggerator who defeated Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist last month in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Nyquist will be sitting this race out with an injury leaving the field open for horses like Trojan Nation and Cherry Wine to have long shot wins. Check out this awesome field of racers.
Governor Malibu is the 12-1 horse running in the one hole and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. Destin and Cherry Wine round out the 2 and 3 spots in the race. Destin will be mounted by Javier Castellano and is a giving decent 6-1 odds at finishing first in the prestigious race. Cherry Wine will run with Corey J. Lanerie on top and is a great buy at 8-1. Cherry Wine has been running well and could easily steal this one away.
Have you heard about this horse Suddenbreakingnews? Well, we will tell you, the horse with the longest name in the race is being ridden by Mike Smith and is giving 10-1 odds. Stradivari and Exaggerator are the favorites in the race and will be mounted by John Velazquez and Kent Desormeaux respectively.
No great horse race is complete without some long shots with some really cool names and the 148th Belmont has a handful. Gettysburg, Seeking the Soul and Forever d’Oro all come into the race as 30-1 long shots with great monikers. Trojan Nation, Lani, Brody’s Cause and Creator round out the horses in the field. Whew, that’s a lot of talent.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be putting your 2 bucks on to win the Belmont? Will you be rooting for a long shot like Gettysburg or would you like to see a favorite like Stradivari win the race? All odds above are subject to change come post time, so good luck!