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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Drosselmeyer seeks jump start

After two lackluster efforts to begin 2011, last year’s Belmont Stakes winner, Drosselmeyer, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Sunday, hoping to jump-start his career when he meets five rivals in the $60,000 One Count Stakes at Belmont Park.

The One Count, run at 1 1/4 miles, is a prep to the Grade 2, $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap here on June 10.


Drosselmeyer upset the Belmont Stakes at 13-1 last June, but shortly thereafter went to the sidelines with ankle issues. He returned in the Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on March 5, where he finished fourth, a performance trainer Bill Mott figured his horse needed. But in the Grade 3 Skip Away, Drosselmeyer ran a disappointing fifth, beaten seven lengths by S.S. Stone.

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First of all, Avoid Tampa Bay Downs at all costs when it comes to Drosselmeyer. Any horse with ankle issues should not run, or train at all on a track regarded by many esteemed writers as "quirky".
First of all, Avoid Tampa Bay Downs at all costs when it comes to Drosselmeyer. Any horse with ankle issues should

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