The new 2011 Belmont Stakes Winner is here his name is Ruler On Ice and Saturday he totally ruled on the dirt track leaving the Kentucky Derby Winner far behind, same thing with the Shackleford Belmont Stakes winner. Keep reading to know more about this amazing race and the new Belmont Stakes Champion!!! Plus don’t miss the video of the exciting winning moment below.
The 1.5 mile horse race where 12 three year old thoroughbreds took part at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York Saturday, the event was filled with frantic fans, wealthy people and beautiful women wearing their most stylish hats.
The 2011 Belmont Winner, Ruler on Ice, was third on the starting post with starting odds of 20-1 but that wasn’t stopping his trainer Jose Valdivia Jr and Trainer Kelly Breen from dreaming of winning the race, let me tell you a little bit about Ruler on Ice.
This chestnut gelding was foaled in 2008, Fusaichi Pagasus was his grandsire, Pegasus or FuPeg as you might or might not remember was the 2000 great winner at the Kentucky Derby, San Felipe Stakes, Wood Memorial Stakes and Jerome Handicap, holds nearly $2 million in earnings. His mother is Champagne Glow, who won the Frizette and Schuylkill Stakes and father Roman Ruler another winner at the Norfolk Stakes, Haskell Invitational Handicap and Best Pal Stakes.
At Belmont there were favorites, Animal Kingdom and Shackleford, two of them others thought Master of Hounds or Mucho Man would do something amazing, I have to tell you it was pretty amazing but it came from Ruler on Ice.
The final results:
In first place Ruler On Ice, second Stay Thirsty, Third Brilliant Speed, Fourth Nehro, Fifth Shacklerford, Sixth Animal Kingdom, Seventh Mucho Mucho Macho, Eighth Santiva, Ninth Monzon, Tenth Master Of Hounds, Eleventh Primecut and in the Twelveth and last place Isn’t He Perfect.
Congratulation to Ruler on Ice, the 2011 Belmont Stakes Winner, his jockey Mr. Valdivia, Trainer Kelly Breen and owners George and Lori Hall. Now take a look at some cool photos and the winning moment in the video we gathered for you!!
Photos: www.wenn.com/ Michael Carpenter, HRC.