The Big Adventure Presents - Countdown to The Belmont Stakes - 12 Days of Interesting Facts!
Fact #10– Let's talk horses and who is racing on Saturday. The following is from Richard Turner of the Wall Street Journal - America's #1 Source for Horse Racing:
This year's field has been derided, correctly, as a bunch of no-names, especially with no-shows by both the Derby and Preakness winner. But it's a big field at 12, and the absence of a heavy favorite makes for tempting wagering.The big names are Ice Box and First Dude, who finished second in the Derby and Preakness, respectively. Make Music for Me ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby; Stately Victor was eighth.That's it—every other entry is a Triple Crown first-timer. The best known of these is Fly Down, a hometown favorite.
Ice Box and First Dude? Weren't those names of fighter pilots in Top Gun?