Saturday, June 7, 2014

Belmont Stakes 2014 - No Triple Chrome

Tonalist wins the 2014 Belmont Stakes denying California Chrome the Triple Crown. Commissioner finished second with Medal Count in third, California Chrome was in a dead heat for fourth. The top three were all descendants of our Northern Dancer.

Tonalist - great great grandson x2 through Topsider and Nijinsky
Commissioner - great great great grandson x2 through Vice Regent/Deputy Minister
Medal Count - great great grandson through daughter Radiant Glow

image from Carlo Allegri Reuters

video of race

Epsom Derby 2014 goes to Australia

In the second jewel of Britain's Triple Crown it was favourite Australia "born to win the Derby" over Kingston Hill and Romsdal finishing third. It was the third Epsom Derby in a row for trainer Aidan O'Brien and that's the first time that has happened since 1780 (a bit of history with this Classic Race). All three were descendants of Northern Dancer.

Australia - great grandson x2 through Sadlers Wells/Galileo
Kingston Hill - great great great grandson x3 through Danzig/Danehill
Romsdal - great great great grandson through Nijinski/Sadlers Wells/Danzig

images from BBC

video of race