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2008 Belmont Contenders


Belmont Secretariat Statue

The Secretariat Statue at Belmont Park

Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated June 04, 2008


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:

Anak NakalNick Zito 4.00Julien Leparoux
Big BrownRichard Dutrow Jr. 1.67 Kent Desormeaux
Casino DriveKazuo Fujisawa 3.67 Edgar Prado
Da' TaraNick Zito 2.43Alan Garcia
Denis of CorkDavid Carroll 1.80 Robby Albarado
Icabad CraneGraham Motion 3.31 Jeremy Rose
Macho AgainDallas Stewart 3.80 Garrett Gomez
Ready's EchoTodd Pletcher 2.67 John Velazquez
Tale of EkatiBarclay Tagg 2.00 *Eibar Coa
Off the Trail
BehindatthebarTodd Pletcher 3.57 not going
El Gato MaloCraig Dollase4.33 unlikely
TomcitoDante Zanelli Jr. 3.00 *sick
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