Thursday, June 06, 2013
Florida Derby Winner Orb Morning-Line Favorite in Belmont Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Kentucky Derby and Besilu Stables Florida Derby winner Orb was made the 3-1 morning line favorite Wednesday for Saturday's 145th running of the Belmont Stakes (G1).
Belmont's 13-race program Saturday features six stakes races, many of which will also feature Gulfstream and Palm Meadows alumni.
Point of Entry, winner of the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1), will be favored in Saturday's $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan (G1). The $400,000 Woody Stephens (G2) will feature Swale Stakes (G3) winner Clearly Now, Hutcheson Stakes (G2) winner Honorable Dillon and runner-up Forty Tales, and Spectacular Bid winner Merit Man, who would go on to finish third in the Florida Derby.
Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint winner Off the Jak will face six others in the $400,000 True North (G2), while Honey Fox (G3) winner Centre Court will face six others in the $500,000 Just A Game (G1), including Dayatthespa, a winner of multiple stakes at Gulfstream in 2012.
Belmont's first race Saturday will be 11:35 a.m. Fans can watch and wager on Belmont's program as well as races from around the country Saturday at Gulfstream. The Silks Simulcast Room will open at 10:30 a.m. Guests purchasing a seat in Silks will receive a commemorative Belmont Stakes hat. Gulfstream Park Advantage Club members will also be able to enter a drawing to win one of five $300 wagers on the Belmont Stakes.
Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.