Well, The Carryover plans to give you 10 reason why you should watch even though you probably won’t .
10. Calvin Borel going for the jockey Triple Crown. This guy guaranteed the win and with insights likes this, “I’ve ridden there a lot of times,” he said of Belmont Park, adding with a smile: “It’s like any track — you just turn left.”
9. Nick Zito has two horses in this race and they will likely go off at double-digit odds. Zito loves New York races and with Brave Victory and Miner’s Escape, you better believe this native New Yorker has them tight for this race.
8. Love that $1 million guaranteed Pick 4.
7. D.Wayne Lukas is at it again, entering Flying Private, one of two horses running in all three legs of the Triple Crown. Will he win? Of course not, but that doesn’t stop this veteran from saddling up.
6. Maybe we’ll see Rick Dutrow, Jr. sweat some more. Kidney sweat, anyone?
5. Todd Pletcher might laugh, or cry. This is the site of his last bout of emotion nearly two years ago, so you know he’s bursting at the seam.
4. Mine That Bird could be that good. The Derby was labeled a fluke. The Preakness gave him credibility. The Belmont could make him a star.
3. As if you need any more excuses to see Jeannine Edwards, here’s your chance.
2. This is a jockey’s race and with names like Edgar Prado, Alan Garcia, John Velazquez, Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, and Kent Desormeaux, they will showcase just how to ride a race horse.
1. And lastly, if this race is a “Test of a Champion”, then it is also a test of your loyalty to the sport. No Triple Crown winner? So what, watch the telecast, watch the race, even better, drive to Belmont Park. There’s $1 million purse, 12 furlongs of running with history on the line. No to mention the Woody Stephens, the Acorn, and the True North Handicap. Do the right thing.
Unless there’s a Flag Day ceremony to plan, of course.