Arena Triple Crown Game 2011 - The Belmont - Pick now!

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  1. JediMaster1511 Force Ghost

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    He may pull off Preakness, but I think we have good chance of having three different winners for all these races this year.
  2. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Official list isn't out yet, but here is a tentative list of horses, jockeys, and trainers. Check back Thursday for the official list and post positions!

    Horse ----- jockey ----- trainer

    Animal Kingdom ? John Velazquez ? H. Graham Motion
    Dialed In ? Julien Leparoux ? Nick Zito
    Midnight Interlude ? Martin Garcia ? Bob Baffert
    Mucho Macho Man ? Rajiv Maragh ? Kathy Ritvo
    Shackleford ? Jesus Castanon ? Dale Romans
    Astrology ? Mike Smith ? Steve Asmussen
    King Congle ? Robby Albarado ? Tom Albertrani
    Flashpoint ? Cornellio Velasquez ? Wesley A. Ward
    Mr. Commons ? Victor Espinoza ? John Shirreffs
    Sway Away ? Garrett Gomez ? Jeff Bonde
    Norman Asbjomson ? no jockey listed yet ? Christopher Grove
    Dance City ? Ramon Dominguez ? Todd Pletcher
    Concealed Identity ? Sheldon Russell ? Eddie Gaudet
    Isn?t He Perfect ? no jockey listed yet ? Doodnauth Shivmangal
  3. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Post Position- Horse -- Jockey --- Odds
    1. Astrology - M. Smith - 15-1
    2. Norman Asbjornson - J. Pimentel - 30-1
    3. King Congie - R. Albarado - 20-1
    4. Flashpoint - C. Velasquez - 20-1
    5. Shackleford - J. Castanon - 12-1
    6. Sway Away - G. Gomez - 15-1
    7. Midnight Interlude - M. Garcia - 15-1
    8. Dance City - R. Dominguez - 12-1
    9. Mucho Macho Man - R. Maragh - 6-1
    10. Dialed In - J. Leparoux - 9-2
    11. Animal Kingdom - J. Velazquez - 2-1
    12. Isn't He Perfect - E. Prado - 30-1
    13. Concealed Identity - S. Russell - 30-1
    14. Mr. Commons - V. Espinoza - 20-1
  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    A large number of horses for the Preakness, isn't it?
  5. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yes. Usually the number of horses suggests people's opinion on if the horse that one the Derby can easily take the Preakness or not. I think most people think Animal Kingdom is bred for distance and will probably take the Belmont, but not close in time to take the Preakness so more have entered.
  6. JediMaster1511 Force Ghost

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    Win - Dialed In
    Place - Shackleford
    Show - Mucho Macho Man
  7. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Win: Mucho Macho Man
    Place: Animal Kingdom
    Show: Flashpoint
  8. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I'm a sucker for a Triple Crown :(

    Win: Animal Kingdom
    Place: Norman Asbjornson
    Show: Concealed Identity
  9. JediMaster1511 Force Ghost

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    The horse I picked for Place won the race. [face_laugh]
  10. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Belmont Stakes on Saturday! Get your picks in! Here are the post positions and some more information in case this helps more people pick.

    Post 1: Master of Hounds, Garrett Gomez, 10-1 ? Master of Hounds has drawn the lucky No. 1 post, which has produced a record 23 winners in this race. This three-year-old colt, who took fifth in the Kentucky Derby, will likely need a little luck considering he has no wins to his name.

    Post 2: Stay Thirsty, Javier Castellano, 22-1 ? 11 Belmont winners have come from the second position. Stay Thirsty is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 12th-place showing in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher won the 2007 Belmont Stakes with filly Rags to Riches.

    Post 3: Ruler On Ice, Jose Valdivia Jr., 25-1 ? The No. 3 post is responsible for 13 Belmont winners, a figure that is tied for second all-time with post No. 5. This three-year-old gelding has finished third or better in each of his last four races.

    Post 4: Santiva, Shaun Bridgmohan, 15-1 ? Nine Belmont winners have started from the fourth position. If Santiva hopes to be the 10th, he?ll have to bounce back from a sixth-place showing in the Kentucky Derby.

    Post 5: Brilliant Speed, Joel Rosario, 20-1 ? This marks the first time the first seven finishers in the Kentucky Derby will run in the Belmont. Brilliant Speed finished seventh in the Derby. 13 Belmont winners have come from post No. 5, which is tied with the third post for the second-most all-time.

    Post 6: Nehro, Corey Nakatani, 9-2 ? We have seen seven Belmont winners break from post No. 6. The Kentucky Derby runner-up is looking to end a string of three consecutive second-place finishes with the second win of his career.

    Post 7: Monzon, Jose Lezcano, 35-1 ? 12 Belmont winners started their journey at post No. 7. This gelding will be looking for his third win in eight races when he breaks from that post Saturday.

    Post 8: Prime Cut, Edgar Prado, 25-1 ? Six winners of the third leg of horse racing?s Triple Crown have come from post No. 8. Prime Cut has rattled off six straight finishes of third or better.

    Post 9: Animal Kingdom, John Velazquez, 3-1 ? This marks the first rubber match between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners since 2005. Jockey John Velazquez and Animal Kingdom will leave form the No. 9 post, which has produced just four Belmont winners since 1905. Animal Kingdom is trying to become the first horse since Thunder Gulch (1995) and the 12th overall to pull off the Kentucky Derby-Belmont Stakes sweep.

    Post 10: Mucho Macho Man, Ramon Dominguez, 15-1 ? Only two winners of the Belmont in history have come from the 10th position. The third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby could be the third. He has taken third or better in eight of 10 career races.

    Post 11: Isn?t He Perfect, Rajiv Maragh, 45-1 ? Just two Belmont winners have come from post No. 11 as well. Isn?t He Perfect is looking to bounce back from a ninth-place finish in the Preakness Stakes.

    Post 12: Shackleford, Jesus Castanon, 5-1 ? Shackleford is trying to become the 22nd horse to pull off the Preakness Stakes-Belmont Stakes sweep. History, however, may not be on his side as no Belmont winner has ever come from post No. 12.
  11. JediMaster1511 Force Ghost

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    Win - Nehro
    Place - StayThirsty
    Show- Master of Hounds
  12. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Win - Animal Kingdom
    Place - Nehro
    Show - Shackleford
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