I’d like to tell you it was Holy Blitzer but she got a poor start yesterday and Cornelio Velasquez kept his “ofer” streak alive with our stable, guiding Blitzer to a 5th place finish. He’s still “o” fer ever, never having won a race on one of our horses. He got her started slowly and got pinched back by other horses, then made it look interesting when he got her to come on as they turned into the stretch. Unfortunately, she flattened out and was passed by others.
As for the trainer’s championship at this Belmont meet, Linda was still one behind Todd Pletcher when Sextant entered the gate for the ninth race yesterday. At the finish line, Sextant was a winner, Linda bagged her 1000th win and a tie for the trainer’s title! She was the first woman to win a trainer’s title at a major U.S. racetrack, in 2009 at Saratoga. This year she has tied for the Spring meet at Aqueduct and, now, Belmont too! Sorry my horses have been no help to her at all this year, as we have not had even one winner… YET! At least, our friend Rob’s Jess Not Jesse helped her out at both meets with two wins.
Arielle’s Song almost posted her first win for Linda’s brother Wayne at Presque Isle Downs, where she finished 2nd for the 2nd time in a row. Wayne may get a win out of her yet!
And now… Saratoga!
Hope to see you there,