The final leg of racing's "Triple Crown" is this weekend with the 145th running of "The Belmont Stakes" at historic Belmont Park, Elmont, New York. And once again, there will be no triple crown winner, as two different horses won the "Kentucky Derby" and "Preakness Stakes". The race is a mile and a half.
If you like horse racing, and even if you don't, the Kentucky Derby is one event that is worth watching. The 139th "Run For The Roses", as it called and first leg of the "Triple Crown" of horse racing is Saturday. Women wearing large brimmed hats, the playing of "My Old Kentucky Home", all with the backdrop of historic Churchill Downs in Louisville add to the magic.
Late breaking news according to CNN, "I'll Have Another" has been scratched from Saturday's 144th Belmont Stakes, so no Triple Crown Winner again this year. The last Triple Crown horse was Affirmed in 1978.
If you're into horse racing, and even if you're not, there's something fascinating about the Triple Crown - Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Today, it's the 137th running of the Preakness at historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Today's race is a mile and 3/16s.
The final leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing takes place this Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Saddle up for the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes, a mile and a half race. Unfortunately as in most recent years, there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.
The 136th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place today, post time 6:20pm. I just checked the weather forecast for Baltimore, Maryland, home of Pimlico Race Course, and it looks like a great day for horse racing. The forecast calls for partly sunny conditions, high about 83, cooling down to 68 degrees by early evening. So, looks like the mudders have no real advantage.