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General A Rod

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General A Rod horse racing

General A Rod

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Trainer:   Michael Maker
Jockey:   Joel Rosario
Owner:   J. Armando Rodriguez

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As a two-year-old General A Rod broke his maiden in his first start at Keeneland then finished second in an optional claimer at Churchill Downs. In his 2014 debut, he won the Gulfstream Park Derby, then was second in the Fountain of Youth and third in the Florida Derby also at Gulfstream Park. General A Rod was never a factor in the Kentucky Derby and finished 11th. He did better in the Preakness, pressing the pace and finishing 4th.

Stats:

Foaling Date:   2-26-2011
Pedigree:   Roman Ruler - Dynamite Eyes by Dynaformer's Song
Dosage Profile:   4-2-12-0-0
Dosage Index / CD:   2.00   0.56  
2013 Record:   2 Starts: 1 - 1 - 0, $42,200
Best Beyer Figure:   101
Triple Crown Nominated

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More Belmont Stakes Info:

The final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is not only the longest of the three races at one and a half miles but also the oldest. The grueling distance can make or break a horse and is one of the truest tests of stamina in racing. Thirty horses have entered the Belmont with a chance to become a Triple Crown winner, but only eleven have succeeded.

The inaugural running of the Belmont Stakes was in 1867 at Jerome Park Racecourse, making it the oldest of all the Triple Crown Races. It was named after prominent banker and Jockey Club president August Belmont. Only four horses went to post in that first Belmont and the winner was a filly named Ruthless, one of only three fillies to have won the marathon race. Since then the Belmont has been responsible for quite a few firsts in racing. The American tradition of the "post parade" was introduced to American racing in the 1880 Belmont. The first, and so far only, Triple Crown race to be won by a female jockey was the 1993 Belmont won by Colonial Affair with Julie Krone aboard. In 1973, Secretariat set a track and world record of 2:24 for the mile and a half with his 31-length victory, a record that still stands today.

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