Videos tagged with "12th"

Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes [01:06]
Union Rags picked up right where I'll Have Another left off, coming from behind to catch a Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race. In Saturday's Belmont Stakes, it was another photo finish decided by a neck. Just like the Preakness. The 3-year-old bay colt barreled through a slim opening on the rail to edge Paynter, dealing Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and owner Ahmed Zayat a third loss in this year's Triple Crown series. "We needed every bit of the mile and a half," winning trainer Michael Matz said. I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness with stirring stretch drives over Baffert's Bodemeister. But the champion stunned the racing world Friday when he was scratched from the Belmont and retired due to a tendon injury, relinquishing a shot at the first Triple Crown sweep since 1978 and only the 12th ever. His absence opened up the race for Union Rags, who finished a troubled seventh in the Derby after a bumpy start. Union Rags skipped the Preakness and because of the Derby problems switched jockeys for the Belmont _ from Julien Leparoux to John Velazquez, who picked up his second Belmont victory; he won in 2007 with filly Rags to Riches. "I have to give it to the horse. He did it all for me. He just worked so unbelievable and I was just hoping he could put that work into today's race and he did," said Velazquez, who will enter racing's Hall of Fame in August. "I was very proud of him.'"
Tags: Horse Racing, Video, Belmont, Belmont 2012 Winner, Belmont Stakes 2012, Belmont Stakes Winner, Belmont Winner, Union Rags, Sports News

I'll Have Another Looks to Enter History Books At Belmont Stakes [01:12]
I'll Have Another is looking to enter the history books as 12th horse to win the Triple Crown with a win at the Belmont Stakes. He would follow in the hoofs of race horses like Affirmed, War Admiral, Assault and Secretariat. Tim Minton traveled to Belmont Park to offer up a history lesson and assess I'll Have Another's chances of victory.
Tags: belmont stakes, belmont stakes winner, ill have another belmont, I'll Have Another, Triple Crown winners, Belmont Triple Crown, horse racing, NYRA, Tim Minton, famous race horses, Buzz60, secretariat, horse Horse Racing (Sport)

1989 Belmont Stakes: Full ABC Broadcast [01:05:24]
Easy Goer finally lived up to his spectacular promise of early spring yesterday when he roared past Sunday Silence on the turn for home and won the 121st Belmont Stakes by eight lengths. In doing so, he prevented Sunday Silence from becoming racing's 12th Triple Crown winner. Earlier this year, Easy Goer looked like the next Secretariat, a colt of limitless potential who might set new standards of excellence. Then, after second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Easy Goer seemed likelier to emulate his father, Alydar, who in 1978 became the only horse to finish second in all three Triple Crown races, losing each leg of the Triple Crown to Affirmed. But yesterday, there was talk of Secretariat again. Easy Goer's winning Belmont time of 2:26.01 under Pat Day over a fast but not unusually quick track was the second-fastest Belmont ever, behind only Secretariat's 1973 world-record clocking of 2:24. Easy Goer's performance ranks as one of the most impressive in the history of the sport. $1 Million Bonus Sunday Silence actually earned more in defeat than the winner's purse of $413520, getting a $1 million Triple Crown bonus for the best overall record in the three races. But he would have earned $2.5 million more, and a certain place in the sport's Hall of Fame, with a victory. Instead, he might be considered only the second-best 3-year-old of this year unless he can beat Easy Goer again. Easy Goer, a chestnut-colored son of Alydar and Relaxing, bred and ...
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Alysheba, 1987 Triple Crown Bid [05:47]
Only a partial version of his Preakness, apologies for that. Nine years after Affirmed, Alysheba who is the son of Affirmed's greatest rival Alydar, looked to become racing's 12th Triple Crown Champion.
Tags: alysheba, triple, crown, kentucky, derby, preakness, belmonst, stakes, horse, racing

I'll Have Another Loves the Surface at Belmont Park! [01:33]
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another puts his feet on the Belmont Track for the 1st time and Loves it! Will he be Horse Racings 12th Triple Crown Winner? Or will he suffer the fate of so many other great Horses that won the 1st 2 legs but failed in the 3rd leg...The Test of a Champion? I do not own video, shared and appreciated.
Tags: triplecrown, Belmont, Preakness, kentuckyderby, O'Neill, Secretariat, Horse, Racing

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