Flashback Friday: Lady Eli Wins the Belmont Oaks

Flashback Friday: Lady Eli Wins the Belmont Oaks

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On the eve of the $1,000,000 Belmont Oaks (gr. I) at Belmont Park, let’s take a moment to recall the stunning victory by Lady Eli in the 2015 edition of the ten-furlong turf race. With Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the saddle, the Chad Brown-trained filly settled near the back of the field early on, then unleashed an explosive rally to take command in the homestretch and win by 2 3/4 lengths in the fast time of 1:59.27 seconds. What a performance!

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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