Jerry Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey and NBC horse-racing analyst, spent 32 years riding horses for his storied careers. Bailey captured two Kentucky Derbies, two Preaknesses, and two Belmont Stakes. He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic five times, before his retirement in 2006.
Trainer Todd Pletcher stacked over 1/3 of the field for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes with his record-tying five entries. He held all of his horses out of the Preakness to prepare for this race. He brought his family including his father, wife and children, out to the track to hopefully celebrate a victory with him. And they were able to do just that as his strategies paid off. His 13-1 underdog Palace Malice, who had just one win before the Belmont Stakes, took home the victory for the trainer and owner Cot Campbell.
There’s one thing for sure heading into this Belmont Stakes - trainer Todd Pletcher is aiming to bring home his 3rd victory in a Triple Crown race. The Texas native is sending 5 horses to compete in the grueling 1 ½ mile race this Saturday.