The final leg of the Triple Crown will be the Belmont Stakes on June 6th, and sadly there will be no rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra. Rachel Alexandra's majority owner Jess Jackson said, "Since March 14, Rachel has won four graded races with just two weeks rest between her last two victories. We will always put her long-term well-being first. And, of course, we want to run her when she is fresh."
Here is the latest list of top contenders for the Belmont and a field of 10 to 12 looks likely, but keep checking back to see what's going on. Entries will be taken and post positions selected on June 3rd and will be posted that afternoon as soon as they are available.
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. This is the current list of probable entries according to Belmont Park.
2009 Belmont Stakes Entries - A field of 10 was entered with Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird the 2-1 morning line favorite from post 7. Get the entries, post positions, odds, and free past performances here. New!
2009 Belmont Contenders Analysis - As usual, we took several of the more popular and effective angles to try and pick the winner by matching the profile of a Belmont winner. New!
Belmont Contenders Weekend Workouts - Five of the likely entrants for next weekend's Belmont Stakes had timed works at Belmont Park this weekend, including Charitable Man and Dunkirk. Get the details and photos here. New!
Triple Crown Info - Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, but 20 have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in the Belmont and 7 of those were since 1997! Find out who they were and who beat them.
Belmont Stakes Videos - Lots of video clips of past Belmonts in the History section including most of the Triple Crown winners