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Published Time: 09.06.2024 - 03:04:06 Modified Time: 09.06.2024 - 03:04:06

In April’s Blue Grass race, the horse looked to be the one to beat but finished fourth after losing to the other one to beat, Sierra Leone. Belmont Stakes 2024, Jayson Werth, belmont stakes 2024 horses, belmont stakes 2024 odds, Belmont


Despite the colt’s recent poor starts, Dornoch’s team wasn’t ready to quit on him.

“No one believed in this horse,” trainer Gargan told Fox Sports in the post-race broadcast. “Those last two races are throw-outs. I told Luis you run your race, nobody’s going to beat you.”

In April’s Blue Grass race, the horse looked to be the one to beat but finished fourth after losing to the other one to beat, Sierra Leone.

The following month at the Kentucky Derby, the horse started out at a disadvantage by drawing the No. 1 post position, ending the race in the middle of the field at 10th place.

"When I rode this horse here at Saratoga last year, I told Danny he had the Derby winner," Saez said. "Unfortunately, the Derby is a crazy race, but we had a good trip today."

Ahead of Saturday's race, Sierra Leone, who took second at this year's Kentucky Derby, was favored to win, followed by Preakness winner Seize the Grey and Mindframe, according to Fan Duel Sportsbook odds.

The last leg of the Triple Crown looked a little different this year.

Also, the purse was bigger, having grown from $1.5 million last year to $2 million. After the prize money has been divvied up among the top finishers, a payout of $1.2 million will go to the first-place winner.

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