Belmont Stakes Race Probable First Eight Starters: Baffert Aced Two Entries

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The Belmont Stakes this year is taking a special edition as it becomes the starting segment for the U.S. Triple Crown Series. It is usually known as the “Test of True Champion” and the final leg of the said show.

However, because of the movement of Triple Crown races, the Derby and the Belmont Stakes have to change positions allowing Belmont to light the fire for this year’s Triple Crown showdown.

Belmont Stakes Stallion Preparations

In line with the Belmont Stakes’ rare edition this year, the qualifications for every Belmont hopeful has changed significantly. New York Racing Association (NYRA) only allows sixteen three-year-old racehorses to saddle up at Belmont Park on June 20, 2020. They are cut into three categories: the first eight starters, the next five starters, and the final three runners.

For the first eight starters, there is a huge consideration as it will consider the horse’s earnings and their recent racing events in grades stakes. That said, here are the possible eight horses that might fill-in this category based on the given guidelines as to .

Tiz The Law

Tiz The Law is getting lots of appreciation from the fans and bettors as the most reliable horse to compete in the Belmont Stakes. He is the first horse to enter the Belmont Stakes first eight who carries four current major racing victories.

Trained by Barclay Tagg, he is currently holding total earnings of $945, 300. Tiz The Law has both accomplished the Holy Bull Stakes and Florida Derby with a first-place win.

Sole Volante

Another racehorse that might probably get a pass to the Belmont Stakes first eight starters is Sole Volante. This three-year-old colt is trained by Patrick L. Biancone, who accomplished five racing games since his birth.

He was able to tally a total earning of $266, 310, according to his recent racing form. Sole Volante was a third placer in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes, second place for the Tampa Bay Derby, and a titleholder in the Sam F. Davis Stakes.


Nadal is also a rumored racehorse to be part of the Belmont roster of possible entrants. He is one of Bob Baffert’s entries to the Triple Crown races, which currently tallies four racing finishes. With all these racing experience, he was able to earn a total of $1, 053, 000.

Nadal is an undefeated racehorse who saddled up in some significant races during the first quarter of this year. He won the title for San Vicente Stakes, along with the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby.


Modernist is William I. Mott’s entry to the Triple Crown races this year. This racehorse has been gaining fans for three races already. He was able to record a total of $388, 800 for his horse racing profits since he competed.

He took part in the Louisiana Derby, winning the third place as a result. Before that, he wrestled at the Risen Star Stakes, where he won the title.

Max Player

Max Player is also taking a great opportunity of making it to the Belmont Stakes first eight starters. Unlike other racers, he does not have a sufficient horse racing record to boast as he only recorded total earnings of $173, 500.

While this is true, his impressive performance in the Withers Stakes has led him to better chances of being considered in this roster.

Gouverneur Morris

Trained by Todd A Pletcher, Gouverneur Morris has accomplished five horse racing games since his birth. Throughout his career, he was able to tally a total of $247, 500 racing earnings. Gouverneur Morris also has a composed horse racing form, to begin with.

He competed at the Florida Derby and got fourth place. After that, he decided to take another shot by joining the Arkansas Derby, where he won third place.


Bob Baffert is not running out of entries as Charlatan is another horse to take a chance running for the Belmont Stakes. He was able to accomplish three horse racing games that made him earn a total of $367, 200. His achievement as an Arkansas Derby tile holder makes him a notable opponent for the Belmont Stakes.


Basian takes the final spot of the probable horses in the Belmont Stakes first eight starters. He is trained by Steven Asmussen, who was able to finish six racing games since his birth. That said, Basin was able to record a total of $471, 000 current earnings.

He was also one of the horses who saddled in many Triple Crown races, including the Rebel Stakes (3rd place), Oaklawn Stakes (4th place), and Arkansas Derby (2nd place).


Just as many think that the U.S. Triple Crown Series might not settle this year due to the halt caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show seems to bounce back by starting a rare switch of races next month. That said, Belmont Stakes will now begin the showdown, and the racehorses mentioned above will surely heat up your betting choices in the upcoming Run For The Carnations.