Tacitus winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) - Photo by SV Photography This year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) will not get attention from the national media that the 2018 rendition did as Justify chased racing immortality, but it is still an intriguing final leg of the Triple Crown. War of Will, off of his victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1), and Tacitus, who was last seen crossing the wire fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1), will take the bulk [...]
Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Belmont Stakes and Met Mile Preview with OptixEQ and Brisnet’s Emily Gullikson
On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in handicapper Emily Gullikson to chat about Saturday's stakes laden card at Belmont Park. Scott and Emily take a deep dive into the Belmont Stakes and an incredibly strong rendition of the Met Mile, as well as touch on the Woody Stephens and the Acorn Stakes. Lots of great information for those getting involved in New York on Saturday afternoon.
Tacitus winning the Wood Memorial (gr. II) at Aqueduct - © NYRA/Coglianese Photography None of Bob Baffert’s three-year-olds will run in the 2019 Belmont Stakes. Neither will Maximum Security or Country Horse. Nor will Global Campaign, the Peter Pan Stakes winner. Although all those horses won’t run on Saturday, June 8, it doesn’t mean the Belmont Stakes won’t be a competitive horse race. In fact, the race is so competitive, that it’s difficult to use both favorites, Tacitus [...]
Preakness Stakes champion War of Will’s trainer Mark Casse will also saddle contender Sir Winston in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Sir Winston might be coming into his own after an excellent run in the Peter Pan Stakes. Todd Pletcher, who has 3 Test of Champions trophies to his credit, has two contenders in the race. Although Spinoff has a shot, his main contender might be Intrepid Heart. Keep reading for the case for and against Sir Winston and Intrepid Heart. Belmont [...]
Tax winning the Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography/Joe Labozzetta The Todd Pletcher trained Spinoff had a horrible trip in the Kentucky Derby. After skipping the Preakness Stakes, Spinoff is back for a try at the 2019 Belmont Stakes. Tax, the Wood Memorial runner-up trained by Danny Gargan, also had a terrible trip in the Derby. Both Tax and Spinoff attempt to take the Test of Champions on Saturday, June 8. Check [...]
War of Will at Lecomte(Hodges Photo/Fair Grounds) Mark Casse trained War of Will won the Preakness Stakes, but won’t head into the Belmont Stakes the morning line favorite. Tacitus, the Wood Memorial winner, will offer favorite’s odds to take the 2019 Test of Champions. What are War of Will’s Chances to win back to back Triple Crown races? Check out the cases for and against War of Will and Tacitus Belmont Stakes Case For & Against [...]