NYRA Pegs Belmont Stakes Field at Nine
The New York Racing Association said June 2 a field of nine is probable for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), third leg of the Triple Crown.
The field for the Belmont will be drawn June 4 along with the rest of the Saturday program. Also on the card with the $1-million Belmont is the $400,000 Just a Game Handicap (gr. IT), the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT), the $250,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I), the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II), and the $200,000 Woody Stephens Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).
Here's the probable field, with trainers and jockeys, for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont, according to NYRA officials:
Anak Nakal, Nick Zito, Julien Leparoux
Big Brown, Richard Dutrow Jr., Kent Desormeaux
Casino Drive, Kazou Fujisawa, Edgar Prado
Da’ Tara, Nick Zito, Alan Garcia
Denis of Cork, David Carroll, Robby Albarado
Icabad Crane, H. Graham Motion, Jeremy Rose
Macho Again, Dallas Stewart, Garrett Gomez
Ready’s Echo, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez
Tale of Ekati, Barclay Tagg, Eibar Coa
The Belmont Stakes has a probable post time of 6:25 p.m. EDT. ABC will provide live coverage from 5-7 p.m.
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