Belmont Stakes Results
2011 Belmont Stakes Results - Ruler On Ice leads to Victory
Winner: Ruler On Ice – No.3
Place: Stay Thirsty – No.2
Show: Brilliant Speed – No.5
Forth: Nehro – No.6
Once again Coopers Pick clients made money on every triple crown event calling the place and show positions for the Belmont Stakes. Overall those who bet $50.00 on the stakes made over $200.00.
Ruler On Ice had never won a race in the Stakes and seemed outclassed in this wet, sloppy, muddy track. However, the horse proved everyone wrong.
‘Was it mere luck for Ruler On Ice to clinch the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park?’
‘Was Animal Kingdom unlucky?
Shackleford gave his best but later faded and came out fifth one-step ahead of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. The first furlong, Shackleford was able to break cleanly but it seemed like take the muddy track was too much for him to handle and had no much stamina to finish the race strong. It seemed like the wet and sloppy track changed everything.
Animal Kingdom was very unlucky colliding with Monzon just out of the gate almost losing his jockey and he never recovered.
Ruler On Ice won the 2011 Belmont Stakes and he had never won a stakes race before, could this be fluke? Ruler On Ice – trained by Jose Valdivia Jr. was the right horse in the right place at that particular moment. He ran well off the pace and won by less than a length from Stay Thirsty. There was success in his blood as he was the grandson of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Stay Thirsty owned by Mike Repole finished a close second.
Stay Thirsty seemed like a bad bet but remained strong to finish second in the race although he came out last during the Kentucky Derby. Stay Thirsty built so much confidence in the Belmont Stakes and his achievement was well enough for the muddy track despite having a history of bad showings.
Brilliant Speed could have won the race, taking a lead with three-sixteenths to go, he faded finishing third. Maybe he was not familiar with the track but it was a poor ride for Joel Rosario.
Master of Hounds did not to like the slop but I think we are yet to see more from him.
The 2011 Triple Crown Season has ended but there is still so much more waiting ahead of us in the last 6 months of 2011. Most of these horses still have so much more to prove and show us. There are many things we can learn from the Triple Crown season so as to sharpen and improve our horse betting skills. Horseracing will remain exciting as ever.