NATIONAL TREASURE that appears sold for $500.000 as a yearling at the famous Fasig-Tipton 100 auction in Saratoga in August 2021, racing for no less than 8 owners, won the Preakness Stakes G1 second of the USA Triple Crown protected by a masterful driving of the Puerto Rican John Velázquez who knew how to take advantage of the factors in his favor to impose his career train in comfortable partials doing everything to put the lot to sleep and taking the class at the end to outwit the strong harassment of Irad Ortiz Jr who did everything to intimidate him included elbow, but could not with BLAZING SEVENS.
In the end NATIONAL TREASURE presented at the top by Bob Baffert was able to react to the demands of his rider to give his first Preakness to Johnny V (who already had 5 victories in the other 2 of the Triple) and the 8th to Baffert who is now only as the coach with the most wins in his career.
Family 4c that of the legendary and first Big Red MAN O'WAR, in Venezuela the same as the excellent matron Extra Innings from Los Caracaros. Last week right here we showed him as the first card against MAGE remembering his 3rd behind FORTE and CAVE ROCK in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile adding that later for different reasons he had not been able to comply, including the Sham Stakes against his partner REINCARNATE that he was able to win but he did not win it, which made us call REINCARNATE the favored one from that moment on.
Now Todd Pletcher is expected to go to the Belmont with FORTE and TAPIT TRICE, there is also talk of KINGSBARNS. Baffert has NATIONAL TREASURE, talk of ARABIAN LION and the favored REINCARNATE. Asmussen could be with RED ROUTE ONE, we'll see if Chad Brown has it and see what else can come up. MAGE is not going. A Belmont that will celebrate 50 years since SECRETARIAT's feats when he reached the Triple Crown, first since CITATION, after 25 years, winning the Belmont by 31 lengths.
When you're going to win, you don't lose, neither get elbowed like they did to NATIONAL TREASURE nor get bitten like they did to MODERN GAMES who still ended up winning the Lockinge Stakes G1 with William Buick on Saturday on the grass of Newbury in England, his 5th G1 mile
There's an old saying in racing that goes “after they pass it's butter”. For me it just couldn't be done with MAGE although she ran well again. I have nothing to object. Again, congratulations to all his connections. Not all races can be won and you have to know how to lose, that's the way this business is.
First it was SUPER MATHIAS, the week before SULIMAN and now TOSCAN, the Exclusive information of Sábato D'Angelo @sabatosports in LAST MINUTE for La Rinconada on Twitter Spaces on Sundays at 11:11 in the morning… Subscribe to our YouTube Channel LOS DANGELO, once again WE HIT from 8-1 and the two lines LA NENA and PERSECUTED and follow us on twitter @JLDangeloDuran and on Instagram @joseluisdangeloduran pending with the #DangelosPicks and the Dangelo Factor on Saturday we close in Belmont with 25.40st Pick of $7 and on Sunday gigantic first 9 favorites in Belmont from 9-8 at Gulfstream and from 7-XNUMX at Santa Anita, in a week full of hits.
LADY IRENE half-sister to BEHOLDER, INTO MISCHIEF and MENDELSSOHN, by KANTHAROS, won Saturday on her second Saturday start at Churchill Downs over 1100 meters reappearing from her 3rd debut in November.
TAXED claimed for $50 in October stunned in the Black Eyed Susan G2 on Friday at 1800 at Pimlico taking her second win over a much-recovered epiglottis problem HOOSIER PHILLY and taking the undefeated FAIZA who placed third. The winning daughter of COLLECTED is another big hit for Kikito D'Angelo who bought her as a yearling at the Keeneland sales and resold her “pinhokeo” as a 1-year-old at the Ocala auction. By the way, Kikito's winning pace has led him to only 20 victory in the Gulfstream meeting of the wide favorite to win the Saffie Joseph Jr. Trainers Stat (19 to XNUMX), something very difficult and a surprise that does not It was in nobody's calculations.
In Japan, there is the opportunity for a new winner of the Triple Tiara for mares and it is the Two-Year-Old Champion LIBERTY ISLAND, by DURAMENTE, who prevailed on Sunday in the Yushun Himba G1 in 2400 meters in Tokyo, being one step away. She is 5-4 1 second on season, bred by Northern Farm is owned by Sunday Racing, trained by Mistsumasa Nakuchida and ridden by Yuga Kawada.
In La Rinconada, TIME TRAVELER impressed me because of the way I saw him win, one of the 2 victories on the day for the duo of maestro Antonio Bellardi and Francisco Quevedo, the best I've seen after LI TRE FRATELLI.
Don Rafael V and Gabriel Márquez won 3, in the main races, with VIDA, LA NENA and PERSECUTED. Haras Urama 416 stood out with 4 firsts: VIDA, LA NENA, MI CHIQUITINA and the great prospect TIME TRAVELER... Hemirxon Medina continues unstoppable and added 3 more and could have been another if not for the loss that José Alejandro Rivero, from Camaguan, threw at him. the ice cream man, winning a race with FORZA DI ORO... THE JUDGE from El Centauro looked great with a resounding triumph.
Our regret for the departure of MAURICIO AZAR, at 90 years old, informed yesterday Monday, Hípico, owner from Saint War for more than 60 years, breeder who with his Haras Gran Derby won the Golden Cap 6 times as Champion Studs, in addition to add 279 classics won and 167 selective winners. I remember his triumphs around 1970 with Aljamía, Agadir, Ipanema that gave him the classic winner Rey de Bastos. Our condolences to your wife Gladys, children and other relatives.