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Ride On Curlin

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Ride On Curlin horse racing

Ride On Curlin

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Trainer:   William Gowan
Jockey:   John Velazquez
Owner:   Daniel J. Dougherty

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As a two-year-old Ride On Curlin broke his maiden in his second start at Ellis Park, then fourth in the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs, third in the Champagne at Belmont Park, and third in the Street Sense at Churchill Downs. He won an allowance at Churchill Downs for his 2014 debut then was third in the Southwest, third in the Rebel, and 2nd in the Arkansas Derby. Starting from post 18, he rallied from last to finish 7th in the Kentucky Derby. He rallied from far back again in the Preakness to finish second.

Stats:

Foaling Date:   2-16-2011
Pedigree:   Curlin - Magical Ride by Storm Cat
Dosage Profile:   6-5-9-0-0
Dosage Index / CD:   3.80   0.83  
2013 Record:   5 Starts: 1 - 1 - 2, $981,087
Best Beyer Figure:   102
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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