We are down to the final race of the Triple Crown now, the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7, where Big Brown will try to win the third and final leg of the Triple Crown. If he does, he will become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. As he did in the Preakness, Big Brown has scared off much of the competition so a short field is expected. Topping the list of colts trying to take him down are the Japanese-owned Peter Pan Stakes winner Casino Drive and the Kentucky Derby third place finisher Denis of Cork. Here is the current list of horses planning to start in the Belmont as of Tuesday June 3. Entries will be drawn on Wednesday June 4, so check back that afternoon for the final list and post positions.
Click the horse's name to see a profile with lots of information, stats, and a photo where available.
Triple Crown quick links:
- Free Belmont Stakes past performances - from DRF
- Belmont Contender Analysis - As usual, we took several of the more popular and effective angles to try and pick the winner by matching the profile of a Belmont winner. Who tied Big Brown as most likely to win?
- Belmont Contender Memorial Day holiday weekend workouts - Photos and info about the Belmont contenders on the track and in the barn over the weekend at Belmont Park. Includes details about Big Brown's quarter-crack and photos of him, Casino Drive, Tale of Ekati, and others.
- Big Brown Photo Gallery - 28 photos of him from the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Florida Derby.
- Kentucky Derby Results and Photos
- Preakness Results and Photos
- Belmont Weather Forecasts
- Belmont official site - lots of news here
- Blood Horse Triple Crown Mania
- Thoroughbred Times Road to the Triple Crown
- DRF Belmont Special
- New York Post Triple Crown Section - lots of info and photos
- New York Time Sports - will have Belmont coverage mixed in the other sports page
- Triple Crown winners and near misses - Only 11 have won the Triple Crown, but 20 have won the Derby and Preakness only to fail in the Belmont.
- Belmont Stakes Videos - Lots of video clips of past Belmonts including most of the Triple Crown winners
- Triple Crown Trivia Quiz - test your knowledge of the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont and compete with others
- Triple Crown Index - the master list with even more info
|Anak Nakal||Nick Zito||4.00||Julien Leparoux|
|Big Brown||Richard Dutrow Jr.||1.67||Kent Desormeaux|
|Casino Drive||Kazuo Fujisawa||3.67||Edgar Prado|
|Da' Tara||Nick Zito||2.43||Alan Garcia|
|Denis of Cork||David Carroll||1.80||Robby Albarado|
|Icabad Crane||Graham Motion||3.31||Jeremy Rose|
|Macho Again||Dallas Stewart||3.80||Garrett Gomez|
|Ready's Echo||Todd Pletcher||2.67||John Velazquez|
|Tale of Ekati||Barclay Tagg||2.00 *||Eibar Coa|
|Off the Trail|
|Behindatthebar||Todd Pletcher||3.57||not going|
|El Gato Malo||Craig Dollase||4.33||unlikely|
|Tomcito||Dante Zanelli Jr.||3.00 *||sick|