Street Sense will not race in the Belmont Stakes
The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Street
Sense, will not race in the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
Nafzger, trainer of Street Sense, announced that he will give
the horse a break. According to Nafzger, their goal was the
Triple Crown, and after Street Sense was beaten in the Preakness,
those dreams are out of the window.
At a news conference at Churchill Downs, Carl
Nafzger said that everyone believed they could go all the way
and win the Triple Crown, but after Curlin won the Preakness
Stakes, it was time to give the colt a rest. Decision has been
made to move on and Street Sense will compete later this year in
the Travers Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic.
Curlin and Hard Spun will take part in the
Belmont Stakes race, which starts on June 9th. With Street Sense
out of the picture, Curlin is now the favorite to win the 139th
Belmont Stakes. Hard Spun finished third in the Preakness and
second at the Kentucky Derby race.
Published on 05/31/2007