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1988 Belmont Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
6/11/1988, Belmont Park
Distance:
1 1/2m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
2:26.40

What the Nation is saying about the 1988 Belmont Stakes (G1)...

I love the Louisiana Derby. It may not hold the ultimate importance towards the Kentucky Derby as the Wood, or Florida, Arkansas and Santa Anita Derbies historically, but what it lacks for in Kentucky Derby winners, it makes up for in other ways. Not only has the race attracted solid, deep fields in...Read More
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  • buckpasser · I have always thought Secretariat was quite a good sire and as Rafi says an even better broodmare sire with Storm Cat among others. In all fairness to Secretariat as a sire, given the level of mares that went to him, he would have had to sire at least one TC winner and many other classic winners to live up to the type of mares he got. In many respects, this will be Frankel's issue to deal with-- given that the mares he is being bred to are the creme de la creme of racing. · 467 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Good points, Buckpasser. I believe we, the general public, just put him on much to high a petistool, and he would never exceed our unrealistic excpectations. Risen Star had all the talent in the world, he could have won the Triple Crown. Lady's Secret was a fine mare. As a broodmare sire I don't even have to repeat. You, and everybody, knows what he did as a broodmare stallion. Good post, Buckpasser "Like".. · 467 days ago ·
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By STEVEN CRIST Published: June 12, 1988 LEAD: Only his father ran a faster Belmont Stakes than Risen Star did yesterday, and only three racing legends have won the race more easily. Read More

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