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What the Nation is saying about Spangled Star...

He's bred well enough, if he can get some more stakes wins or maybe placed he could make it to a breeding farm, and he could have a future as a stallion.
With spring racing nearly at an end, I find myself utterly disappointed by the quality of this year’s 3-year-old male crop. There, I said it. I know some contrarians out there will disagree, that I'm being too harsh, but after the results thus far (not to mention one of the slowest Belmont Stakes in...Read More
Ice Box, the unlucky second-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, drew post 6 and was installed as the 3-1 favorite of 12 runners for the June 5, Belmont Stakes.Read More
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  • cugel the clever · Yup - I was wrong about Ice Box. He ran a clunker. But none of the horses, including First Dude ran a "solid" race. Slowest Belmont in 15 years and despite a harness-racer pace, First Dude faded in the stretch and ran the last quarter in 26.8. There were no "champions" on the track at Belmont on Saturday. · 1410 days ago ·
  • humphrey · displaced palate for the Ice Box · 1410 days ago ·
Drosselmeyer grabbed the lead in the middle of the stretch and went onto a three-quarter-length victory over a fast-closing Fly Down on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park to take the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes in a 13-1 upset.Read More
  • cugel the clever · This was the weakest Belmont field in decades - the slowest time in 15 years and no horse ran the last quarter in less than 26 seconds. Despite setting a harness-race early pace, First Dude had nothing left for the last quarter. Even Drosselmeyer and Fly Down had 26+ final quarters, which proves that they didn't so much have a finishing kick as they simply passed tired, ordinary horses. Ice Box had no excuse whatsoever - some people are saying that the slow early pace killed his chances - this is nonsense. If he had managed a 25-second final quarter, he would have won the race (in the Florida Derby, he ran the last quarter in 24.55 seconds). Here are the final-quarter times for the first 9 placers, direct from the official chart: · 1410 days ago ·
  • cugel the clever · 26.3 Drosselmeyer 26.0 Fly Down 26.8 First Dude 26.8 Game on Dude 26.6 Uptowncharlybrown 26.8 Stay Put 28.0 Interactif 26.2 Stately Victor 27.5 Ice Box · 1410 days ago ·
BELMONT STAKES QUOTES   Bill Mott, winning trainer of Drosselmeyer (No. 7): “I thought he was in a good position. I knew they were going slow, but he was in range. People don’t know it, but this is the second Belmont winner I’ve saddled. I saddled Victory Gallop [in the 1998 Belmont] for Elliot...Read More
After Belmont Stakes morning-line favorite Ice Box and stablemate Fly Down schooled in the gate and galloped this morning, Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito was asked if his late closers would be closer to the pace in Saturday’s 1½-mile race.   “It depends,” said Zito. “Obviously, Ice Box has a gr...Read More
Every day seems to bring a new Belmont Stakes (gr. I) pick. What else is new?This year’s Belmont is that kind of race. There is no standout, and the majority of the horses entered seem to have a legitimate shot to win. Of course, as usual, we’ll be concentrating on longshots and potential overlays. ...Read More
Handicapping this Belmont Stakes comes down to an opportunity to wager on a relatively evenly-matched full field that will likely produce a fairly good priced winner. The favorite, Ice Box, is a come from behind runner who will need a strong pace up front or an altered running style to insure victor...Read More
Dale Romans, trainer of First Dude (No. 11, 7-2): “When Ramon [Dominguez] jumped off him after the Florida Derby with all the trouble he was in, he said, ‘the Belmont will be this horse’s race because he wants to go a mile and a half and he’ll love that track.’ We sent him up here, it’s been two wee...Read More
Make Music for Me came out of Monday’s work over the training track in fine form, reported trainer Alexis Barba, and will jog Wednesday morning and school in the gate and in the paddock both Thursday and Friday.   ."He was happy this morning, eating grass,” said the trainer of the Bernstein col...Read More
We have seen numerous occasions when horses who do not have an abundance of stamina in their pedigree fall short going a mile and a half. So, you can do all the handicapping you want, but if your horse can’t get the trip, no Beyer numbers or speed sheets numbers are going to help get him to the winn...Read More
Belmont hopeful Spangled Star breezed in company with stablemate D’ Funnybone this morning at Aqueduct, covering five furlongs in 1:01.46.   “The two of them went together,” said Spangled Star’s owner Lawrence P. Roman. “The last time they worked out Spangled Star opened about five lengths [on...Read More
Make Music for Me, one of 10 hopefuls for the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 5, jogged for a second day around the Belmont Park oval right after the renovation break, said exercise rider Andy Durnin.   The Bernstein colt, who had a rigorous one-mile w...Read More
Rick Dutrow Jr. considers a question: Is Spangled Star a Belmont type of horse? The answer requires political correctness, as Spangled Star will be entered in the Belmont next Wednesday, which pretty much means you'd figure hopefully, one way or another, he somehow belongs. "I'd rather say the owner...Read More
Spangled Star, third in the Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct on April 24, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 5, owner Lawrence P. Roman confirmed on Thursday.   Trained by Rick Dutrow, Jr., Spangled Star broke his maiden by 4 ¼ lengths at Laurel in January in...Read More
Afleet Again charged down the middle of the stretch past Ibboyee and favored D Funnybone and onto a 24-1 upset in the 131st running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Withers for 3-year-olds Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack.   The gray son of Afleet Alex, who in his most recent appearance at Aque...Read More
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  • Arrrgy · Any horse that runs a 1:07 & 2 is going to be finished. · 1452 days ago ·
  • gardenesque1 · Actually, Ibboyee ran a big race. He tracked the fast pace wide and ended up clearly 2nd best. · 1452 days ago ·
With four Grade 2 wins on conventional dirt, D Funnybone has been one serious racehorse since arriving in trainer Rick Dutrow, Jr.s barn.   Last summer, the son of Dwildcat won the 6 ½-furlong Saratoga Special and the seven-furlong Futurity at Belmont Park by a combined margin of more than 15 l...Read More
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  • rossington · I can't really see any of the horses listed to start in the Withers Stakes being much of a threat to beat D'Funnybone. This colt is really good on conventional dirt. Why this colt isn't on his way to Churchill Downs is a mystery to me? · 1455 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · D'Funnybone does not have the foundation to give the Derby a shot. If Dutrow believed he had a Derby contender he would have run in races like the FOY and Florida Derby. · 1455 days ago ·

Spangled Star - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details08/07/11Spangled Star6thMth31 mileDClaim 3+ MTiger's CharmRio BonitaAfrican Gold1:38.22
View Details06/03/11Spangled Star2ndMth71 1/16 mTClaim 3+ MShipwreckstreasureSpangled StarSmooth Sailing1:42.09
View Details05/22/11Spangled Star6thMth111 1/16 mTClaim 3+ MHarlequin SkyRepriseSky Pie1:43.60
View Details04/30/11Spangled Star1stBel11 mileDClaim 3+ MSpangled StarBulls And BearsHokusai1:37.31
View Details01/22/11Spangled Star8thAqu61 mileDAlwOC 4+ MRemandNo MineOvercommunication1:36.27
View DetailsView Video06/05/10Spangled Star11thBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MDrosselmeyerFly DownFirst Dude2:31.57
View DetailsView Video04/24/10Spangled Star3rdAqu91 mileDWithers -G3 3 MAfleet AgainIbboyeeSpangled Star1:34.05