Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mexican jockey will be riding I'll Have Another for his shot at the Triple Crown!

Mexican Jockey, Mario Gutierrez
For those of you who don't know, I am a horse-crazy girl. I've got the bug, and I've got it badly. So, I'll be watching the Belmont Stakes Race this Saturday.

This year's Belmont Stakes is especially exciting for two reasons:

  1. The phenomenal horse, I'll Have Another, has already won this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness. (He also won this year's Santa Anita Derby. The horse is on a roll.)

    So, he's one race away from winning the Triple Crown! It's been 33 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown and only 11 horses since that time have been in I'll Have Another's position to win all three races.
  2. The background stories in horse racing always make the races even more exciting. I'll Have Another's story is no exception. There are lots of great reasons why I'll Have Another has an outstanding history, but his jockey is quite exceptional. Mario Gutierrez hails from Veracruz, Mexico. He was a relatively unknown in U.S. racing when he mounted long-shot I'll Have Another for the Santa Anita Derby.  Neither the jockey or the horse's trainer had ever won a Triple Crown race. And as they say in racing, the rest is history...
Cheer on Mario Gutierrez and I'll Have Another on Saturday! It's a 1.5 mile race. The longest they have had to run as a team.  Many horses that breeze through the other Derby Races, can't hack the extra distance.

Race Time is 6:40pm EST, 5:40pm PoMo Time.

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.