Belmont Stakes 143

2011 Belmont Stakes  — June 11, 2011 — Belmont Park — Elmont, NY                                       “The Run for the Carnations”

Ruler on Ice Rules the Slop

$1,000,000 Grade I Stakes  |  Race 11 Distance: 1 1/2 Mile  —  Surface: Dirt 

Winner: Ruler on Ice, Geore & Lori Hall (Owner), Kelly Breen (Trainer), Jose Valdiva (Jockey)

Time: 2:30.88 |  Track: Sloppy | Margin: 3/4 Lengths | Favorite: Animal Kingdom (5-2)

Notable Achievements: It was the first ever Triple Crown win for Trainer Kelly Breen and Jockey Jose Valdivia,  who was also riding in his first ever Belmont Stakes.  At 24-1, Ruler on Ice became the longshot winner, posting the highest odds to win the Belmont Stakes since 2008 when Da’ Tara won at 38-1.  2011 became the 3rd year in a row a different horse won each of the Triple Crown races.  Ruler on Ice became only the second gelding to win the Belmont (Creme Fraiche, 1985). 

Ruler on Ice: 2008 Chestnut Gelding  |  Foaled in KY, April 02, 2008  |  Breeder: Liberation Farm and Brandywine Farm  |  Sire: Roman Ruler – Dam:  Champagne Glow

PAYOFFS

  • 3 Ruler on Ice                  J. Valdivia        $51.50    $26.00    $13.60
  • 2 Stay Thirsty                  J. Castellano                    $19.40    $10.80
  • 5 Brilliant Speed             J. Rosario                                          $7.90

$2.00 Exacta  $928.00  $2.00 Trifecta  $8,268.00  $2.00 Superfecta  $74,052.00               Fractions: 1/4 23.92  – 1/2 49.08 —  3/4 1:14.51 — Mile 1:39.95 — 1 1/4: 2:05.09              Final Time: 2:30.88

ORDER OF FINISH (Horse, Jockey, Trainer)

  1. Ruler on Ice                 J. Valdivia              K. Breen
  2. Stay Thirsty                 J. Castellano          T. Pletcher
  3. Brilliant Speed            J. Rosairo               T. Albertrani
  4. Nehro                           C. Nakatani            S. Asmussen
  5. Shackleford                 J. Castanon            D. Romans
  6. Animal Kingdom       J. Valezquez           G. Motion
  7. Mucho Macho Man   R. Dominguez       K. Ritvo
  8. Santiva                         S. Bridgmohan      E. Kenneally
  9. Monzon                        J. Lezcano              I. Correas IV
  10. Master of Hounds     G. Gomez                 A. O’Brien
  11. Prime Cut                    E. Prado                  N. Howard
  12. Isn’t He Perfect          R. Maragh              D. Shivmangal

                        

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