07 Jun Horse Country Connections: 2022 Belmont Stakes
The final jewel of the Triple Crown is set to be contested just outside of New York City this weekend. The Belmont Stakes will be run at Belmont Park over a distance of 1 1/2th miles.
Eight horses will head to post this Saturday, June 11 for their chance at the blanket of white carnations and the history books. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike returns to the races, five weeks after his shocking 80-1 upset on the First Saturday in May. He is set to face a handful of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes runners, along with some newcomers to the Triple Crown series.
Among the nine contenders is Kentucky Oaks runner-up Nest, the only filly to race in this year’s edition. Fillies have only won the Belmont Stakes three times; Ruthless in 1867, Tanya in 1905 and most recently, Rags to Riches in 2007.
The field for the G1 Belmont Stakes has connections to several of our Horse Country members, and we will be rooting them on this weekend! Post time for the Belmont Stakes is approximately 6:45 p.m. ET, and the race and all pre-race coverage will be streamed live on NBC and the Peacock app.
- Creative Minister (post position #5) is by Airdrie Stud stallion Creative Cause.
- Mo Donegal (post position #6) is by Coolmore stallion Uncle Mo.
- We The People (post position #1), Skippylongstocking (post position #2), Nest (post position #3), Creative Minister (post position #5) and Mo Donegal (post position #6) were all sold at Keeneland as yearlings.
- We The People (post position #1), Golden Glider (post position #7) and Barber Road (post position #8) were sold at Keeneland as a weanling.
- Nest (post position #3) won the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland this spring.
- We The People (post position #1) was consigned by Taylor Made as a weanling at the Keeneland November Sale.
- We The People (post position #1) is by WinStar Farm stallion Constitution, and is owned by WinStar Farm along with their partners CMNWLTH and Siena Farm.