General A Rod; Connections Happy with Belmont Stakes Post Position
General A Rod; Connections Happy with Belmont Stakes Post Position: The 146th Running of the Belmont Stakes takes place Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The oldest and longest of the three Triple Crown races draws in eleven contenders including General A Rod, who will break from post position number ten with 20-1 morning line odds.
In a brief phone conversation, Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing was in good spirits after General A Rod drew post position #10 saying, “I’m really excited about how the post positions worked out.” Jack Wolf added, “We’ve had a lot of success with Rosie. It’s a new relationship but Mike Maker highly recommended her. She’s currently undefeated on General A Rod so I’m pretty excited about Rosie.”
Jockey Rosie Napravnik teamed up with General A Rod for his very first race on October 18, 2013 at Keeneland and won. Now, in General A Rod’s 8th lifetime start, Rosie Napravnik is back on the mount in an effort to make history by winning the 3rd and final jewel of the Triple Crown.
Heavy favorite California Chrome, Ride On Curlin, and General A Rod are the only three Belmont Stakes contenders that participated in the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. General A Rod finished 11th in the 2014 Kentucky Derby and crossed the Preakness Stakes finish line in 4th place.
General A Rod completed a workout on Saturday, May 31st at Churchill Downs going five furlongs in 1:00 flat. The son of Roman Ruler is scheduled to leave Kentucky and join his rivals at Belmont park on Thursday.
General A Rod is co-owned by Starlight Racing and Skychai Racing and is trained by multiple graded stakes winning trainer Mike Maker.
The 146th Running of the Belmont Stakes is the 11th race of the day with a 6:52 PM ET post time. Coverage of the 2014 Belmont Stakes begins at 4:30 PM ET on NBC.