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The 2009 Belmont Stakes Horse Race Contenders

June 1st, 2009 · No Comments

This year, the 141st Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 6th 2009 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Appropriately named the Test of the Champion, the Belmont Stakes is the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown Series and is held traditionally on the first Saturday that falls on or after June 5th. It is also the longest and most demanding race in the series, at 1 1/2 miles.

Only a select few of the 11 horses racing in the 2009 Belmont Stakes will be up to the challenge of competing this final lengthy race, so if you are going to be betting on the Belmont at a Las Vegas racebook, then you should do your research as to what horse best has the stamina to run at top speed.

The 141st Belmont Stakes lineup does not include Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, but Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is a contender and will be riding again with winning jockey Calvin Borel, who will attempt to score yet another victory in this Triple Crown series.

Borel has stated, “Now that this decision is made, I am excited to come to New York and ride Mine That Bird in the Belmont Stakes. I would like to thank Chip Woolley, and Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach for being so gracious and allowing us to wait for this decision.”

Here are your Belmont Stakes Contenders for June 6th, 2009

Mine That Bird
Brave Victory
Charitable Man
Chocolate Candy
Dunkirk
Flying Private
Luv Gov
Miner’s Escape
Mr. Hot Stuff
Summer Bird
Nowhere To Hide

Source: http://www.drf.com/tc/kentuckyderby/2009/futures/pps/Belmont_contenders.pdf

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