What’s In a Name: Belmont Stakes Preview
If there is one thing I know about Horse Racing, its that you can’t win without a great name. The Belmont Stakes is loaded with loser names this year. Its going to be tough to find a great trifecta, but I’ll give it my best shot.
If you know your history, Nero was the Roman Emperor who burned down Rome by mistake. Nero is known as possibly the most evil Roman Cesars, and was also crazy. Well, I am crazy too…like a fox. Not sure if Nehro was named for Nero, but its the only thing I can think of. I’ll take a Roman Emperor over the animal kingdom any day.
Well in the past two Triple Crown races I had picked this horse to be a loser. I thought my logic was solid. How fast can a horse be with shackles on its name? Well, I was way off. Shackleford won the Preakness. Turns out logic was so flawed, but my method is still genius. I put all the emphasis on the shackles and completed ignored the “ford” part. Ford is a car, cars are faster than horses. Ford even makes a mustang. Man, sorry everyone. Can’t believe I didn’t pick up on this one before. Better late than never.
Master of Hounds: 10-1
Based on their names the rest of the field is full of losers, complete dogs. So what better pick to finish 3rd than the Master of Hounds.