With Arcangelo’s victory at the Belmont Stakes, a female trainer has won a Triple Crown contest for the first time.

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By The StuffSy

At the 155th Belmont Stakes in New York, Arcangelo took first place, making history as the first female horse trainer to win a race in the coveted Triple Crown.

According to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Jena Antonucci became the first female trainer to ever train a Triple Crown winner after Arcangelo’s triumph on Saturday. In the history of the race, Antonucci is just the 11th woman to coach a challenger for the Belmont, the third jewel in the Triple Crown.

winning the Preakness Stakes National Treasure had been in the lead for the whole of the race when Arcangelo made a late move inside and held off Forte to win the race. Javier Castellano, a rider in the Hall of Fame, recorded his first victory at Belmont. At the Kentucky Derby, Castellano rode Mage to victory.

After the race, a tearful Antonucci stated, “I don’t know that we have words right now, we’re going to need a minute.” “We’re trying to take it all in; for now, we’re just so proud of this horse. It’s incredible.

She noted that Arcangelo “has the heart of a champion.”

When asked what lesson she wanted to convey, Antonucci responded, “Never give up and if you can’t find a seat at the table, make your own table and build your team and never give up.” “Just keep working your butt off. You are seen; people see you.”

On the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s victory at Belmont Park for owner Penny Chenery, Antonucci achieves a remarkable feat. One of the most successful female horse racers is Chenery.

As of Saturday morning, the official Belmont website gave Arcangelo 7-1 odds to win the event.

Forte, the pre-race favorite, came in second, followed by Tapit Trice in third and National Treasure in sixth.

Race occurs as horse deaths prompt investigation. 

 

 

Following the demise of 12 horses at the racecourse, Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby, said last week that it will cease racing activities while conducting a “top-to-bottom” review of all safety and surface standards. The racecourse declared that the fatalities “troubled” it. According to Churchill Downs, there isn’t a single factor that unites the fatalities.

Four horses have passed away at Belmont Park since May 13th either competing or training. Each occurrence, according to the New York Racing Association, will be “closely reviewed and analyzed” to make sure the group is “providing the safest possible environment for racing and training.”

 

 

One race after the Belmont Stakes, a horse was put down.

Elmont, New York The Triple Crown of horse racing for this year came to a sad conclusion on Saturday when a horse broke down in the race following the Belmont Stakes and had to be put down. training and competition.

Excursionist was hauled up by jockey Flavien Plat one race after Arcangelo claimed the final leg of the Triple Crown, according to The Associated Press.

The horse, competing in a 1 1/6-mile turf race at Belmont Park, had a “catastrophic injury to his left leg,” according to a statement released by Pat McKenna, a representative of the New York Racing Association.

After the race, the horse was euthanized.

 

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