The Belmont Stakes tends to be a mixture of new shooters and Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes veterans, but for 2022 the Triple Crown order returns to normal with Belmont nestled at the end of the three jewels.
With a probable list yet to be officially confirmed, there are many has confirming their intentions of running in the 'Test of Champions.' Most pointing towards the Classic at Big Sandy are familiar names from the Road to the Kentucky Derby;
Return here to find out more as we learn who may show up in the traditionally third jewel of the Triple Crown!
2022 Belmont Stakes Probable Contenders
An interesting field of at least 10 mostly familiar horses are expected for the 2022 Belmont Stakes with Rich Strike leading the way as the Kentucky Derby winner who is looking to capture back his status as a leading 3-year-old talent after passing on the Preakness Stakes. Many horses tend to be compared with re-entery in the series as previous Kentucky Derby runners with an additional horses are considered new shooters.
Rich Strike - Deep closer, who had been collecting minor awards in the Turfway Park preps, relished the pace meltdown to get up in the Derby.
Mo Donegal - Derby fifth earlier handed Early Voting his only loss in the Wood Memorial (G2).
Barber Road - Consistent placegetter through the Oaklawn Park preps was a wide-trip sixth in the Derby.
Creative Minister - Lightly-raced colt more than reimbursed his $150,000 supplemental fee with a staying-on third.
Skippylongstocking - Preakness fifth was previously third in the Wood Memorial.
Nest - Ashland (G1) romper comes off a runner-up effort as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Ethereal Road - The Kentucky Derby scratch, who opened the door to Rich Strike’s getting in, dominated the Sir Barton S. on Preakness Day.
We the People - Peter Pan conqueror was rebounding from a seventh in the Arkansas Derby (G1), his only loss.
Golden Glider - Distant second in the Peter Pan had finished fourth in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Blue Grass (G1).
Kuchar - Oaklawn S. runner-up threw his hat in the ring by capturing a 1 1/4-mile Churchill Downs allowance.