Jun 7, 2014

"CINDERELLA" CHROME

The horses that will be running in the Belmont Stakes: 


California Chrome 

Ride On Curlin 
Commanding Curve 
Tonalist 
Wicked Strong 
Medal Count 
Social Inclusion 
General A Rod 
Samraat 
Commissioner 
Matterhorn 
Matuszak 



CALIFORNIA CHROME 


I'm cheering for California Chrome and jockey, Victor Espinoza.  The story of this horse and the owners, trainers, the jockey, the horse farm in CA, couldn't have been better scripted. 

I heard a few TV commentators today suggesting that a "California Chrome" reality show will soon follow if indeed the Triple Crown is achieved by this awesome duo.  I've watched several videos posted on the internet of this horse during his daily training, the combination of grace, power and bravado is magnificent.  One video shot from a camera mounted on the trainer's cap, AWESOME !

The race will be over in less than 3 minutes.  Belmont Park is in Elmont, New York. The race is 1.5 miles, the purse 1.5 Million Dollars. Post time is 6:52pm ET. 

Belmont Records on speed and margin: 





Triple Crown jockeys


1978 - Affirmed (Steve Cauthen)
1977 - Seattle Slew (Jean Cruguet)
1973 - Secretariat (Ron Turcotte)
1948 - Citation (Eddie Arcaro)
1946 - Assault (Warren Mehrtens)
1943 - Count Fleet (John Longden)
1941 - Whirlaway (Eddie Arcaro)
1937 - War Admiral (Charles Kurtsinger)
1935 - Omaha (William Saunders)
1930 - Gallant Fox (Earl Sande)
1919 - Sir Barton (John Loftus)

California Chrome