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Belmont Stakes Bloodlines: Unstoppable U

Belmont Stakes 2012 logo.
Photo: Kevin Creative (Kevin House)
by Jarrod Horak
 
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Unstoppable U.  
 
Unstoppable U’s sire Exchange Rate (by Danzig) won 6 of 15 races from 1999-2001 including the Risen Star Stakes and G2 Tom Fool. The Three Chimneys Stallion is responsible for 31 stakes winners including Ermine and Xchanger.
 
Exchange Rate’s sire Danzig (by Northern Dancer) won all three career starts in New York. The influential stallion died in 2006 at age 29. He sired such prominent runners as Chief’s Crown (3rd ’85 Belmont Stakes), Stephan’s Odyssey (’85 Belmont Stakes runner-up), Danzig Connection (’86 Belmont Stakes winner), ’92 Preakness hero Pine Bluff, and Breeders’ Cup Mile winners Lure and War Chant.  
 
 
   
Exchange Rate’s dam Sterling Pound (by Seeking the Gold) went 5-for-17 and captured the G3 Honey Bee in 1994.   
 
Unstoppable U’s dam Naseem (by Point Given) won 2 of 10 starts in 2006-07.
 
Point Given (by Thunder Gulch) won 9 of 13 starts including the G1 Preakness, G1 Belmont Stakes, G1 Haskell, and G1 Travers. He was one of my favorites and I went to Big Sandy to see him romp in the 2001 Test of Champions.   
 
Naseem’s dam Student Wife (by Seattle Slew) was an unraced daughter of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.    
 
Unstoppable U enjoys a fine pedigree and has some marathon influences in his bloodlines. The promising Ken McPeek trainee easily captured both starts and figures to attend the pace in the Belmont Stakes. His lack of seasoning could prove his undoing on June 9.    
 
 

 

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The thing about undefeated in any sport no one knows what the limitation is until defeat happens, let him run. I took a glance at the form and may include him underneath in the exotics. This race has the potential for a big payout. I can't see Union Rags with that enormous stride and a savy jockey losing but it could happen thus my lucky numbers will be in play. $10 on #8 plus staight $2 exacta plays ( all bithdays) 2/8-2/6-1/12-3/8- 1/7-7/2-4/7 oh well gl to me I'll need it.
who knows how good this horse is. why would they put him in this race after only two starts? I think somebody knows something we don't. i'll be watching him come race time.
who knows how good this horse is. why would they put him in this race after only two starts? I think somebody knows something we don't. i'll be watching him come race time.

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