2013 Belmont Stakes possible entries

Right now, the field for the 2013 Belmont Stakes is starting to take shape.  While there will be many changes, we thought we would give you an idea of who may be entered in the race to be held at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8, 2013. It doesn’t seem as if there is the “big Belmont spoiler” that we have seen in so many recent years but one usually has to figure out who will be the one!

Horse, Trainer, Jockey, Background Info

Orb,  Shug  McGaughey,  Joel Rosario, 2013 Kentucky Derby winner is looking like a strong possibility to run in the Belmont

Oxbow, D. Wayne Lukas, Gary Stevens, Showed in the Preakness Stakes that if left alone on the lead he can win

Revolutionary,  Todd Pletcher,  Javier Castellano,  Had a three-race winning  streak snapped when he was third in the Derby

Golden Soul, Dallas Stewart,  Robby  Albarado, Stayed in his stall at Churchill Downs hoping to have enough points and then placed in the Derby. Feeling good after Derby effort and eating well.

Freedom Child,  Thomas  Albertrani,  Luis  Saez, Did well in the slop when winning the Peter Pan

Unlimited Budget,  Todd Pletcher, rider to be advised,  Undecided if this Kentucky Oaks filly will try the boys after a third in the Kentucky Oaks

Code West, Bob  Baffert,  Rosie Napravnik, won a race on Preakness day but is stepping way up in class

Power Broker, Bob  Baffert,  rider to be advised, He has been working well since beating older horses on May 10

Will Take Charge, D. Wayne Lukas, Jon Court, jockey Mike Smith was on him in Derby and now Jon Court who was aboard in Rebel Stakes win will ride

Overanalyze , Todd Pletcher, ride to be advised,  Won Arkansas Derby going away before troubled trip in Kentucky Derby

Palace Malice, Todd Pletcher, Mike Smith, Blinkers reportedly will come off in Belmont after setting blistering fractions in Derby

Giant Finish,  Anthony  Dutrow,  New York-bred beat half the field in the Derby but ….

Always In a Tiz,  Dominick Schettino,  David Cohen , Is coming off two efforts but connections feel that he will go the mile and a half

Midnight Taboo, Todd Pletcher, Rider to be advised, finished second in an allowance race last time out

Belmont Park is a 430-acre racetrack located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY. The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, and is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of the Jockey Club in 1867. In 1869, August Belmont             took first and second money with his own horses Fenian and Glenelg.