Videos tagged with "sweep"

1995 Belmont Stakes - Thunder Gulch : Full ABC Broadcast [01:04:11]
With his star, Timber Country, back in the barn recovering from a virus, the trainer D. Wayne Lukas marched into the racing record books yesterday when his other colt, Thunder Gulch, won the 127th Belmont Stakes by two lengths after a tingling duel down the homestretch with Nick Zito's Star Standard. Lukas became the first trainer ever to win five straight triple crown races, which he did with three horses, and the first to sweep the triple crown with two horses: the absent Timber Country, who won the Preakness three weeks ago, and Thunder Gulch, who won the Kentucky Derby five weeks ago. "I'm overwhelmed and very, very happy," Lukas said. "Everything fell into place. When it got down to one horse with Timber Country out, it all rested on Thunder Gulch's shoulders. And he was ready." He has been getting ready since last November, when he won the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct and began a string of successes that catapulted him from his rank as a second-string horse in a Lukas barn crammed with stars: second in the Hollywood Futurity, first in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, first in the Florida Derby, first in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness. And after his stablemate was scratched because of the virus and a fever, which subsided yesterday, Thunder Gulch added the $697400 Belmont Stakes as the flag bearer of the stable. He stalked an exceedingly slow pace set by Star Standard, ridden by Julie Krone, who crossed over from the outside post position immediately after ...
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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

Lost Racing Legends (Indianapolis 500) [09:06]
*WARNING* This video contains images of fatal racing crashes. A Film From Nothingman. Over the last 100 years, many men and women have raced at Indianapolis 500 in search of fame, fortune, or just for the love of the sport. Although there have been many racing greats which will always be remembered for winning races, there have been many forgotten individuals who have lost their lives chasing the ultimate prize. This video is a tribute to every single Driver, Mechanic, Team Member, Spectator, and Safety worker who lost their life at a racetrack which loved.
Tags: Vukovich, Unser, Gordon, Smiley, Swede, Savage, Art, Pollard, Eddie, Sachs, Floyd, Roberts, Fatal, Crash, Tribute, Racing, Heroes, Indy, Indianapolis, 500, sweepstakes, Brayton, Malloy, Race, Speedway, indycar (Sports League Season), Nascar, Horse

Doug O'Neill Press Conference at Belmont Park, May 27, 2012 [24:18]
The first of what will be daily morning Press Conferences with trainer Doug O'Neill in preparation for the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 9th. He trains Kentucky Derby & Preakness winner I'll Have Another who is hoping to sweep the Triple Crown.
Tags: horse, horse racing, racing, Belmont, Belmont Park, Belmont Stakes, I'll Have Another, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Derby, Preakness, Doug O'Neill, Lava Man, O'Neill

TV spot equestrian sports 2012 "At the Heart of Passion" [00:31]
Longines sweeps you deep into the heart of the equestrian action in which it is today passionately involved. Its new commercial was shot in the grandiose setting of the Chantilly Racecourse, where Longines is the official timekeeper and where the Prix de Diane Longines is staged. Film director Cyril Clapin's camera takes you backstage for the weighing-in, where the jockeys fine-tune their concentration, and into the stalls where the horses themselves are being readied. From the palpable tension prior to a race to the collective shiver at the starting gun, you'll live the dramatic seconds ticked off by the race chronograph and experience the beauty and power of the galloping horses. Jockey and mount are then but one... Celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2012, Longines is the invaluable partner of the world's most celebrated horse races.
Tags: Longines, Prix de Diane Longines, Prix de Diane, Horse, Horseracing, Chantilly, Horse-racing, Equestrian, Equestrianism (Sport), Riding

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