Tonalist spoils California Chrome’s Triple Crown Dream in GI Belmont Stakes – Results and Replay

Tonalist – was the up in time winner of today’s GI Belmont Stakes – California Chrome tied for 4th

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.

3rd went to Medal Count , who was back another length with California Chrome, and Wicked Strong , dead heating to fill out the super in this year’s edition both back 3/4 length more!

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Payouts and Winning Time

  Age Restriction: Three Year Old
  Purse: $1,500,000
  Distance: One And One Half Miles On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time: 2:28.52
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
11 Tonalist Joel Rosario 20.40 9.60 7.00
8 Commissioner Javier Castellano   23.20 13.20
1 Medal Count Robby Albarado     13.20
Also ran: 2 – California Chrome , 9 – Wicked Strong , 7 – Samraat , 10 – General a Rod , 3 – Matterhorn , 4 – Commanding Curve , 6 – Matuszak , 5 – Ride On Curlin


California Chrome arrives in the Big Apple

California Chrome - exiting his van and makes his NYC Debut.
California Chrome – exiting his van and makes his NYC Debut.

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


California Chrome shines again GI Preakness Stakes – Results and Replay

California Chrome - sparkles again in GI Preakness Stakes at Pimlico today
California Chrome – sparkles again in GI Preakness Stakes at Pimlico today

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.

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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


Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
3. California Chrome Victor Espinoza 3.00 3.00 2.40
10. Ride On Curlin Joel Rosario   5.60 3.80
8. Social Inclusion Luis Contreras     3.40
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
Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$0.50 Pick 3 8/9/10/11-9-3 (3 correct) 36.85
$1 Pick 3 PREAKNESS P-3 6-9-3 (3 correct) 80.10
$0.50 Pick 4 1/3/4/7-8/9/10/11-9-3 (4 correct) 94.70
$0.10 Pick 5 Jackpot 4-1/3/4/7-8/9/10/11-9-3 (5 correct) 180.21
$2 Daily Double PREAKNESS DBL 6-3 12.00
$2 Daily Double 9-3 40.60
$2 Exacta 3-10 18.20
$1 Superfecta 3-10-8-2 173.80
$2 Super High Five 3-10-8-2-4 2,438.20
$2 Trifecta 3-10-8 76.00

Danza stuns in GI Arkansas Derby win – Results and Replay

Danza - the shocking 41/1 winner of today's GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.
Danza – the shocking 41/1 winner of today’s GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.

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.

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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.