Saturday, June 6, 2009
That patch you see on the right boot of some jockeys today at Belmont Park is a tribute of support for jockey Rene Douglas, who was severly injured at Arlington Park two weeks ago and still hospitalized in Chicago... The Woody Stephens Stakes run today at Belmont Park provided a good omen for Belmont starter Dunkirk. Trained by the Dunkirk team of Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Munnings is also Dunkirks morning workmate, which means to typically work against each other during the most serious morning trips to the track... Munnings victory was also from off the pace which is good news for Mine That Bird fans... Trainer Jimmy Jerkins was interviewed on ESPN by Jay Privman and gave us update on the quarter crack injury that kept Florida Derby winner Quality Road out of the Run for the Roses. Progress looks good and I for one am looking for a strong return of Quality Road later this summer... Today's Acorn Stakes is a national showcase of some of Rachel Alexandra division... Winner Gabbys Golden Gal is another product of the previously maligned racing program at little Sunland Park near El Paso, Texas. Same little track that gave us Mine That Bird.
Posted by Brock Sheridan at 2:04 PM