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2003 Belmont Contenders

Updated: 06/04/2003

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We once again have a Triple Crown possibility in Funny Cide. He sure looked impressive drawing away to win the Preakness by the second largest margin in the race's history. Still, there will be quite a few coming to try and stop his bid for the Triple Crown including Kentucky Derby runner-up and favorite Empire Maker. A field of seven was confirmed, but Best Minister was withdraw Wednesday morning after it was discovered he has a lung infection. The post position draw is Wednesday morning and this page will be updated as soon as the information is available.

Please note that the Belmont post time has been pushed back to 6:38pm EDT and the NBC broadcast will run from 5:30 to 7:00pm in order to avoid a schedule conflict with arena football. Sunset at Belmont will be at 8:23pm, so hopefully it won't be too dark yet since the weather forecast is currently calling for partly cloudy and 67 degrees.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Odds and post positions will be added after the post position draw on June 4th.

Triple Crown quick links:

PostHorseTrainerJockeyOdds
 DyneverChristophe ClementEdgar Prado 
 Empire MakerBobby FrankelJerry Bailey 
 Funny CideBarclay TaggJose Santos 
 ScrimshawD. Wayne LukasGary Stevens 
 SupervisorwLinda RiceJohn Velazquez 
 Ten Most WantedWally DollasePat Day 

2003 NTRA Three Year Old Poll - 06/02/03 HORSE A-S STS-1-2-3 PTS PVS PROBABLE NEXT START 1. Funny Cide (20) 3-G 5-2-2-0 200 1 6/7 Belmont Stakes 2. Empire Maker 3-C 4-2-2-0 176 2 6/7 Belmont Stakes 3. Dynever 3-C 4-3-1-0 134 3 6/7 Belmont Stakes 4. Peace Rules 3-C 4-2-0-1 111 4 Undecided 5. Atswhatimtalknbout 3-C 6-2-1-1 100 5 Undecided 6. Midas Eyes 3-C 2-2-0-0 84 6 Undecided 7. Bird Town 3-F 4-2-2-0 66 8 6/6 Acorn Stakes 8. Midway Road 3-C 4-1-1-1 54 7 Undecided 9. Scrimshaw 3-C 5-1-0-2 43 9 6/7 Belmont Stakes 10. Buddy Gil 3-G 5-3-0-0 34 10 Undecided A-S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare
Other Horses Receiving Votes: Best Minister-15, Storm Flag Flying-14, Ten Most Wanted-13, Eye of the Tiger-13, Most Feared-10, Elloluv-8, Go Rockin' Robin-7, Congrats-6, Outta Here-4, Lady Tak-2, Santa Catarina-2, Senor Swinger-2, Indian Express-1, Posse-1

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