June 10, 2007

Distaff winner in The Belmont Stakes: For the first time in 102 years, a filly conquers the third leg of The Triple Crown.

posted by tommytrump to other at 11:03 AM - 8 comments

Can you believe that finish after a start like this? Simply beautiful.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:28 PM on June 10, 2007

She reminded me of Afleet Alex. Can you imagine if she hadn't stumbled?

posted by LadyGen at 01:32 PM on June 10, 2007

That was a beautiful race that she ran. It was a joy to watch. I love the sport of kings.

posted by hawkguy at 01:53 PM on June 10, 2007

This is what horseracing is all about. Theatre playing out in less than 2 minutes and 29 seconds, what drama!

posted by tommybiden at 01:58 PM on June 10, 2007

Neat word,Distaff. Refreshingly civilized and old fashioned,in a chauvanistic way.

posted by sickleguy at 02:46 PM on June 10, 2007

If you watch the race again, note that she was kept outside all the way because she doesn't like dirt in her face nor to be crowded. So she ran farther than all the other horses. Velasquez gave her a fabulous ride, perfectly suited to her style. She is some kind of filly, some kind of horse.

posted by jazzdog at 12:20 PM on June 11, 2007

I have been watching horse racing for years and believe this was one of the best finishes ever.

posted by Kevntex2008 at 01:07 PM on June 12, 2007

It was a great finish. Perhaps the beginning of a nice rivalry with Curlin like Affirmed and Alydar.

posted by netbros at 10:06 PM on June 12, 2007

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