Déjà Vu For Point Given As He Draws Outside Post Position
Updated: Friday, June 8, 2001 12:43 PM
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2001 11:30 AM
Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan
Mike Payne leads Point Given off a cargo plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
There were no surprises Wednesday when nine 3-year-olds were entered for Saturday's $1-million Belmont Stakes, third leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. As he did in the previous two legs of the series--the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness--Point Given will start from the outside post position.THE BELMONT STAKES
Saturday, June 9, 1 1/2 miles, 1-million
Televised live on NBC, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (EDT)
The Belmont Stakes Field, in post position order:
(Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, morning-line odds)
1--Invisible Ink, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez, 8-1
2--Balto Star, Todd Pletcher, Chris McCarron, 15-1
3--Dollar Bill, Dallas Stewart, Pat Day, 6-1
4--Thunder Blitz, Joe Orseno, Jerry Bailey, 10-1
5--Monarchos, John T. Ward Jr., Jorge Chavez, 5-2
6--Buckle Down Ben, D. Wayne Lukas, Corey Nakatani, 30-1
7--Dr Greenfield, Gerald A. Butler, Edgar Prado, 30-1
8--A P Valentine, Nick Zito, Victor Espinoza, 5-1
9--Point Given, Bob Baffert, Gary Stevens, 8-5Belmont Past Performances
(in post position order, PDF format) from BRISnet.com
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