2010 Belmont Stakes (G1)

6/5/2010, Belmont Park
1 1/2m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Belmont Stakes (G1)...

Can you imagine a Kentucky Derby run at the extended sprint distance of one mile in the not too distant future?Read More
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  • goblin · Yes, I have no idea how accurate the tests are or will prove to be. I find the research interesting, but realize it's being used for monetary gain. · 460 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · I haven't read the article but I must ask this: Can you imagine someone breeding to Drosselmeyer when Flower Alley and Distorted Humor are still alive and well? · 460 days ago ·
As 2013 approaches, we must all join together and help our Sport of Champions thrive.Read More
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  • buckpasser · I read that McClain didn't know anything about wagering and Hayward made her COo handling financial and wagering operations and surprise surprise there was a huge wagering scandal and subsequent lawsuits in the tens of millions of dollars so that the NYRA posted a loss inspite of all the casino money. Hayward picked her for her affirmative action credentials to cover her tracks no more no less. I am sure I will get heat for that comment but I've been around NYCity politics along time and I know how the game is played. · 465 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · I read that McClain didn't know anything about wagering and Hayward made her COo handling financial and wagering operations and surprise surprise there was a huge wagering scandal and subsequent lawsuits in the tens of millions of dollars so that the NYRA posted a loss inspite of all the casino money. Hayward picked her for her affirmative action credentials to cover her tracks no more no less. I am sure I will get heat for that comment but I've been around NYCity politics along time and I know how the game is played. · 465 days ago ·
Looking for someone within the industry to find and implement innovative ideas to benefit thoroughbred horse racing? Look no further than WinStar Farm.Read More
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  • yukichan · I admit--I am a Farm Cam user : ) · 858 days ago ·
  • Winplacsho · I know they aren't the only ones doing great things for the game, but they do the best job in drawing in fans to support needed services. Also, the farmcam is an awesome idea to show fans a behind the scenes point of view. Especially for a sport that is usually so secretive where the average fan is kept WAY out of the loop. · 856 days ago ·
When the gates opened and the field turned for home it was not Twirling Candy running them all down, it was First Dude.Read More
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  • DeadHeat · I agree about the dirt statement Stevebiscuit, but you never know until they run in a circle. Personally I've always been a fan of First Dude and felt he had this win coming, so i'm not upset by the finish in the least. All three performed like champs. · 1009 days ago ·
  • 12 Clip · Good article Laura. The transformation of First Dude from a front-runner to a closer has been quite a transformation for the son of Stephen Got Even. His new style is so much better suited for his body-type. The Dude is a big colt that hits the ground hard. The way he closed in the Gold Cup reminded me of how Curlin use to grind them down. A winner of three in-a-row, it now seems like The Dude has no problem taking pictures in the winners circle. I think his style is perfect for Churchill Downs and the classic distance. And remember he was in the race last year as a three-year-old against one of the best fields ever assembled. This year I can visualize him getting a similar trip to the one Blame got in the Classic. There's still alot of racing til then, and Baffert needs to figure out what his next race will be. Although the Pacific Classic looks like the most likely spot. I'm not so sure if First Dude will be able to grip and dig as well on Del Mar's poly-track. He is 3 for 3 in the money lifetime on synthetic tracks, so with him I think the surface probably doesn't matter, but nonetheless it is Del Mar · 1009 days ago ·
Have you ever become a fan of a horse who constantly disappoints you, but is able to do just enough to keep you on the hook a little bit longer? Sure you have … we all have. One such enigma for me is the four-year-old colt, Drosselmeyer. Sounds strange to call a winner of the Belmont Stakes a disapp...Read More
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  • ugozenyatta · Yep, Zazu, Mine that Bird etc · 1043 days ago ·
  • bellesforever1 · I too was smitten by D. hoping to see him make us both happy ..also hoping A.A. will make me very happy with an on the board finish. · 1043 days ago ·
At long last, Drosselmeyer returned to the winner's circle, taking yesterday's One Count Stakes at Belmont Park by a determined neck. It was his first win since scoring by three-quarters of a length over Fly Down in last year's Belmont Stakes at odds of 13-1.Read More
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  • teamo · One word describes Drosselmeyer: SLOW. Gonna have to do a heck of a lot better than a mile & 1/4 in 2:06 against a tiring rival, and whatever ridiculously slow time he ran the Belmont Stakes in, to win against REAL older horses. · 1066 days ago ·
  • medlocke · I think it's the old "horse for course" with Drosselmeyer. Belmont seems to be where he run's his best races. · 1066 days ago ·
Entries are now being accepted by The New York Racing Association, Inc., (NYRA) for the second annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award to recognize outstanding print and internet coverage of the Belmont Stakes.   Open to any member of the print/internet media who covered the 142nd Belmont Stak...Read More
The 59-person ownership group of Uptowncharlybrown want at minimum their money back after their horse was disqualified for losing his weight pad during this year's Belmont Stakes. They charged that the error was the result of improper pre-assembly of the saddle by an employee of NYRA...Read More
The victory by WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was a poignant moment for Thoroughbred racing in New York State, as many of the connections shared their love for Belmont Park. It clearly showed the importance of Belmont, not only to New Yorkers but to the Thoroughbred...Read More
  • railbird33 · I was happy to see Drosselmeyer get a little revenge for for his half-brother's loss at the Wood & Belmont. · 1406 days ago ·
Is it that difficult to show a race on television so that it both reflects the power and excitement of the Thoroughbred horse and yet still allows viewers to know what’s going on in the race? Apparently so, especially if you happened to be the person in charge of televising Saturday’s Belmont Stakes...Read More
  • humphrey · the ultimate accountability for a televised show is the director's use of the multiple images he/she receives during the broadcast along with their placement. The mindless view changes destroys continuity of the race and they should just leave it to the feed the crowd gets. · 1409 days ago ·
  • paceman · If you had a split screen of the normal track feed and the blimp shot, that's all you would need. The blimp shot is great at picking up horses on the move. If you don't like the split screen idea, at least throw the Trackus feature up below the track feed since it may often offer the only clue to what is going on in a race given the bone head attempts of networks to cover the race. · 1408 days ago ·
With no Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner in the Belmont Stakes field, TV ratings numbers for the third jewel of racing's Triple Crown slid to lowest level ever.Read More
It should come as no surprise that 45,243 fans attended the Belmont Stakes. The crowd for horse racing’s third leg of the Triple Crown is routinely cut in half when the makeup of the field assures people with a casual curiosity that a coronation won’t take place. Moreover, there were other disincent...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
Thirty-three-year-old Ramon Dominguez, a mild-mannered native of Venezuela, has set his sights on the riding titles of the New York Racing Association for little more than a year. In that limited amount of time, he has completely ruled the NYRA circuit. But he's still lacking a Belmont Stakes win...Read More
Driving to the track on an already steamy Belmont Stakes morning on Long Island, I heard the following weather forecast on a major New York City all news radio station: There is a high probability of hit and miss thunderstorms just about any time today. Think about that for a second....Read More
The Belmont Stakes is now only hours away and while the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown may lack the Derby and Preakness winner, it has no shortage of quality.  There are two colts, First Dude and Ice Box, on the verge of ascending to the top of the 3YO ranks with a win in the Test of the champion....Read More
BROOKLYN/BELMONT DAILY DOUBLE WILL PAYS   The following are the $2 Brooklyn/Belmont Daily Double payouts for Brooklyn Handicap winner Alcomo (No. 8) with:   No. 1 – Dave in Dixie, $1,061 No. 2 – Spangled Star, $817 No. 3 – Uptowncharlybrown, $229 No. 4 – Make Music for Me, $251 No. 5 – Fly...Read More
The third and final jewel of the Triple Crown for 2010 will feature neither of the winners of the first two legs of the series. Super Saver, the Derby winner, and Lookin At Lucky, the Preakness winner, both elected to pass on "The Test Of Champions" and will instead look to run another day.Read More

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