Horseracing Shadows Linger While Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes
By Frank J. Buchman 07-06-2021
Essential Quality, ridden by jockey Luis Saez, won the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes.
Essential Quality edged out Hot Rod Charlie to win the 153rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
“The sun was shining, and the track was fast,” exclaimed Melissa Hoppert, race analyst. “After a year away because of the coronavirus pandemic, the crowd at Elmont, New York, was more joyful than inebriated.”
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