Tonalist, in a just in time deep stretch lunge got his head in front of Commissioner, at the line to win the $1.5 million, GI Belmont Stakes, For 3yo’s, going 1 1/2 mile over a “fast” Belmont Park Main Track today by a head.
California Chrome, and fellow traveler Ride On Curlin, pulled up to Barn #26 at Belmont Park at 10:45 a.m., this morning, where the GI Preakness 1-2 finishers will reside for the next 18 days leading up to the June 7 GI Belmont Stakes and a shot at “Triple Crown” glory!
Profile attached to each horse’s name above!
A few Art Sherman incites on California Chrome the morning after the Preakness – some good stuff in here if you watch the whole clip and listen up closely – Link http://bcove.me/0sbia53u
California Chrome, and Victor Espinoza, did a very nice carbon-copy of their derby effort 2 weeks ago in winning today’s $1,500,000, GI Preakness Stakes, for 3yo, at 1 3/16 mile, over a “Fast ” Pimlico main track by 1½ length, over a persistant Ride On Curlin and doing it all over that persistently dead Pimlico rail this season, too.
Ride On Curlin , put up a stubborn stretch duel but never really made much headway settling for 2nd, 3rd went to Social Inclusion, who vied for the lead on the far turn but was quickly turned away finishing 6½ lengths further back at the line, and just a head in front of General A Rod, filling out the Preakness super!
Winning Time – 1:54.84
Ride On Curlin
Also ran were: 2. – General a Rod , 4. – Ring Weekend , 9. – Pablo Del Monte , 1. – Dynamic Impact , 7. – Kid Cruz , 5. – Bayern , 6. – Ria Antonia
Danza , by Street Boss, out of a French Deputy mare, stunned the horse racing world with a 41/1 win in today’s $1,000,000, GI Arkansas Derby,at 1 1/8 mile, for 3yo’s only, over a fast Oaklawn main track, winning by a convincing 4 3/4 lengths.
Ride On Curlin , finished 2nd was back those 4 3/4 lengths and 3rd went to Bayern , out of the Baffert barn, was back another 1/2 length after being the early speed here today, with race favorite Tapiture, filling out today’s super back 2 lengths even further.