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2005 Belmont Entries


Belmont Secretariat Statue

The Secretariat Statue at Belmont Park

Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated June 09, 2005

Although there isn't a Triple Crown possibility this year, it should still be an exciting Belmont Stakes with the rematch between Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness third Giacomo was Preakness winner and Derby third Afleet Alex. Nine others have entered to try and upset them, giving a field of eleven for the 2005 Belmont Stakes. Afleet Alex was favored in both the Derby (second choice) and Preakness (favorite), and he is once again the favorite for the Belmont with Giacomo set as second favorite at 4-1. Others entered with a chance are Peter Pan Stakes runner-up Reverberate at 6-1 and Lone Star Derby winner Southern Africa at 12-1. The $1 million Belmont Stakes will be run as the 11th of 13 races on Saturday and will be televised live on NBC from 5:30 to 7pm EDT.

Below are the horses in post position order with morning line odds listed. Click the link on each horse's name to view his full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star by the dosage indicates a dual qualifier, although by this point the only ones left are Afleet Alex and Southern Africa.

Triple Crown quick links:

1Nolan's CatDale Romans 2.14Norberto Arroyo Jr. 50-1
2Pinpoint Nick Zito 2.47John Velazquez 20-1
3A.P. Arrow D. Wayne Lukas 3.80Jerry Bailey 20-1
4Southern Africa Michael Puhich 3.00 *Jon Court 12-1
5GiacomoJohn Shirreffs4.33Mike Smith 4-1
6Watchmon Patrick Reynolds 1.67Javier Castellano 50-1
7Andromeda's Hero Nick Zito 2.78Rafael Bejarano 15-1
8Reverberate Sal Russo 1.11Jose Santos 6-1
9Afleet Alex Tim Ritchey 2.11 *Jeremy Rose 6-5
10Indy StormNick Zito 2.25Edgar Prado 20-1
11Chekhov Patrick Biancone 2.69Gary Stevens 12-1

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