Countdown to the Final Triple Crown Race

otb-belmont-stakes.jpgThe 2011 Triple Crown action will come to a close this Saturday, June 11 with the running of the final race—The Belmont Stakes. Catch all the action in the Off-Track Betting Room or on the 20-foot screen in The Northern Lights Theater.

The Belmont Stakes is the longest running stakes race in the U.S. and is expected to draw the best horses in the field.

Because there were two different winners in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, no horse will win the Triple Crown—a feat that only 11 horses have accomplished since the notion of the Triple Crown began.

Fear not, race lovers! This weekend's race is still going to be a must-see event because the two horses that won the Derby and the Preakness are running in the Belmont Stakes.


Animal Kingdom, the winner of the Derby and the runner up in the Preakness, is sure to be on the minds of all those betting or even just watching the race. Will this three-year old colt be able to get in the front of the field again? Or, will Shackleford, the horse that beat Animal Kingdom in the Preakness take home the victory this weekend?

The most popular horse in this race, however, could be Nehro—he finished second to Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby and came close to running in the Preakness, but was a last-minute withdrawal. Now that he's well rested and ready to go, could he win this long track race?

These are just a few of the horses to keep an eye on this weekend. There are still plenty of other horses that could take home the coveted white carnation winner's blanket this Saturday.

Make plans now to come to Potawatomi Bingo Casino to cheer on your favorite horse!

  • Advance wagering begins at 11 a.m. on June 10 in the OTB Room.
  • Doors open for wagering on race day, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the OTB Room and The Northern Lights Theater.

 

Upcoming Races

July 9
American Derby from Arlington Park
Arlington Handicap from Arlington Park
Hollywood Gold Cup from Hollywood Park
Man O' War Stakes from Belmont Park

July 30
Governor's Cup Derby & Futurity from Los Alamitos

July 31
Haskell Invitational from Monmouth Park
Schedule subject to change.

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