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2006 Belmont Entries

Date: 06/07/2006

Results are here

A field of 12 has been entered for the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 10. With both Barbaro and Bernardini out, there are several new faces in this one and no clear cut favorite. The morning line choice is Kentucky Derby runner-up Bluegrass Cat at 3-1 with Peter Pan winner Sunriver next at 4-1 and Derby third place Steppenwolfer at 9-2.

Both top choices are trainer by Todd Pletcher and Bluegrass Cat will be back with regular jockey John Velazquez who just returned from the injury that kept him out of the Derby. "Both horses' styles will put them in the first tier, I think," Pletcher said. "We'll probably be stalking High Finance with Bluegrass Cat and Sunriver might be a little bit behind him."

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. More info about the new contenders should be coming this week.

Belmont Poll
Who will win the Belmont?

Bluegrass Cat
Bob and John
Deputy Glitters
Double Galore
Hemingway's Key
High Finance
Jazil
Oh So Awesome
Platinum Couple
Sacred Light
Steppenwolfer
Sunriver

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Platinum Couple Joseph Lostritto 3.00 Jose Espinoza 30-1
2Sunriver Todd Pletcher 1.55Rafael Bejarano4-1
3Hemingway's Key Nick Zito 1.40 Jeremy Rose 15-1
4Bob and John Bob Baffert 3.00 Garrett Gomez 5-1
5High Finance Richard Violette Jr. 4.00 Eibar Coa 12-1
6Oh So Awesome James Jerkens 2.00 Mike Smith 20-1
7Deputy Glitters Tom Albertrani 3.00 Edgar Prado 15-1
8JazilKiaran McLaughlin 3.00 Fernando Jara 10-1
9Bluegrass Cat Todd Pletcher 3.80 John Velazquez 3-1
10Double Galore Myung Kwon Cho 3.50 Mike Luzzi 30-1
11Steppenwolfer Daniel Peitz 1.46 Robby Albarado 9-2
12Sacred Light David Hofmans 4.60 Victor Espinoza 15-1

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