In fact, Robert LaPenta has two chances to join Chenery--Miner’s
Escape and Brave Victory. Longshots? Maybe, but don’t try convincing
LaPenta he doesn’t have a chance, not while last year’s 38-1 stunning
Belmont Stakes victory with Da' Tara is fresh on his mind.
“I have to tell you, that day will be ingrained in myself and my
family’s lives forever,” LaPenta said, looking back a year ago.
“Looking at Da’ Tara extend around the turn, when it became possible in
our eyes he was going to win the race--it was beyond comprehension. It
was a great day that we will remember forever.”