User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Mr Speaker wins at Belmont Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - Mr Speaker pulled a 23-1 upset Saturday in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational for 3-year-olds on the turf.

Advertisement
The Belmont Derby, formerly known as the Jamaica Handicap during the fall meet, was the richest of five stakes on the inaugural ''Stars and Stripes Day'' at Belmont Park.

The Belmont Derby drew an international field but it the locally based Mr Speaker that took the prize. Mr Speaker made a bold run up the rail to edge Adelaide, based in Ireland, by a neck.

Jose Lezcano was aboard for trainer Shug McGaughey as Mr Speaker got his fourth victory in nine stars, paying $49 to win. The time was 2:01.18 for the 1 1/4 miles on the course rated good.

It was a strong bounce-back effort for Mr Speaker following a fifth-place finish in the Pennine Ridge Stakes here in late May.

''We changed our game plan,'' McGaughey said. ''I wanted him back and Jose rode a great race.''

Lezcano had a banner day, winning three stakes including the $500,000 Suburban Handicap with Zivo, another long shot.

The trip echoed the Belmont Derby as Zivo rallied up the fence to beat Moreno by three lengths. Zivo, 13-1, paid $29.40 to win. Zivo, a 5-year-old New York bred trained by Chad Brown, got his ninth win in 15 starts. The time was 2:00.43 for the 1 1/4 miles.

Lezcano was part of history as Clearly Now won the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship beating Palace by 6 1/4 lengths in record time.

The 4-year-old trained by Brian Lynch ran seven furlongs in 1:19.96 on the fast track, erasing the mark of 1:20.17 set by Left Bank in 2002.

Clearly Now got his fifth win in 15 starts, paying $6.40 to win.

Minorette rallied to beat Sea Queen by two lengths in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies on the turf for Brown's second stakes win of the day. Joel Rosario was aboard as Minorette paid $14.60 for her second win in seven starts. The time was 2:01.64 for 1 1/4 miles

Kid Cruz beat stablemate Captain Serious by three-quarters of a length in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds. Kid Cruz, trained by Linda Rice and ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., got his fifth win in eight starts. The entry returned $3.40 to win. The time was 1:41.12 for 1 1/16 miles.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Dempsey: At the Gate - Saturday
Unbeaten Enola Gray romps at Del Mar
Pretty N Cool wins at Del Mar
Valenzuela loses license bid in California
She's Not Here wins Yellow Ribbon again
Control The Moment wins Meadowlands Pace
Monster Bea wins Oceanside Stakes
Gone Local wins Monmouth Park feature
Tejana takes Belmont Park feature
MORE HEADLINES
 
HORSE RACING EXPERT
Mike Dempsey Mike covers the New York racing circuit (Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga) year round as well as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, the Triple Crown, and the Breeders' Cup.
The 2015 Triple Crown saw Mike correctly predict American Pharoah to win both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Mike nailed the Exacta and Trifecta in the Belmont Stakes.

Mike had a solid 2014 Triple Crown race season, correctly picking the winning horse in 2 of 3 races. He selected I'll Have another to win The Preakness, and nailed Union Rags to win the Belmont Stakes as his top pick.

Mike also had past succes in the Kentucky Derby, winning with Animal Kingdom in 2011 and rode his top picks, Super Saver and Street Sense, to the finish line in 2010 and 2007 respectively.

No handicapper in the industry works harder to bring you analysis that produces profits at the track!

Mike's Reports include his selections, detailed analysis, a fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for the entire card.

Join Mike each day with daily picks from Belmont and Churchill Downs or capture the 2nd jewel in the Triple Crown with Mike's Preakness Stakes package. You can also get his Weekend Best Plays Report in his Multi-Track package or sit at the track with him for 30 Days with his Monthly Horse Package!
Live Odds
HORSE RACING EXPERT
Jerry Sessa Jerry "Shots" Sessa has been involved in horse racing for over 30 years. He now brings his meticulous handicapping style to VegasInsider.com. When Jerry posts picks you are getting his best bets...when you win, he wins.
Jerry opened the 2016 Triple Crown season by hitting his Derby Day best bet, Nyquist. He also nailed the Derby exacta for a $30.60 payout. On 4/16/16 at Keeneland, Jerry hit an $819 exacta that led to a $38k Trifecta & a $300k Super.

In the 2015 Belmont Stakes Jerry dominated races 8-11 by hitting a $4,400 Pick 4, 3 Daily Doubles, 2 Pick 3's and calling American Pharoah as the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

Jerry is always looking to repeat his 2012 Triple Crown success, when he selected the winning horses for The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes.

Jerry looks forward to working with everyone and making money for anyone who invests in his picks on a daily basis.

Score top selections for the 141st Preakness Stakes or join Jerry daily with picks from Belmont and Churchill Downs or choose a package that contains selections from Multiple Tracks for the LOW PRICE of $19.95! Or better yet, how about 30 Days of horse racing picks with his Monthly Racing Package for ONLY $99.95!
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership