Belmont Park Weekend Stakes picks

I love Belmont.  It’s the site of the greatest Triple Crown race in history, the 31-length, 2:24, 1973 jaw-dropper victory by Secretariat.  It’s also the home of Easy Goer’s triumphs, Forego’s heroics, and the place where, mere weeks after 9/11, the city of New York pulled itself together to host a global sporting event in the 2001 Breeders’ Cup.  Nothing of that magnitude is scheduled for the weekend, but there are some really good races on tap, as usual.


1)SOLAR FLARE – LArry Jones trains this Argentine-bred for Fox Hill Farms and this is the type of race where new stars pop up every year.

2)AP Arrow

3)Frost Giant

Mother Goose STakes Gr1:

1)PROUD SPELL – Will follow up her KY Oaks win here


3)Never Retreat

I’d love to see Jones pull a double here & silence his detractors — he got the worst of it for Eight Belles’s breakdown, unfairly.  He’s a good guy, and this weekend he’ll show up big time.


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