2014 Belmont Sprint Results – Elite Belle Seizes Solid Win

June 2nd, 2014

Elite Belle took out top honours in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday in a thrilling race that saw favourite Checkpoint come in third and two-time past winner Grand Nirvana trundle through in eighth.

Run under clear skies, the 1400m race was thrilling down to the post, with Elite Belle proving why she’s a horse with backing with an absolutely stellar run.

Favourite Checkpoint took up a spot near the lead and maintained that for the majority of the race, while Elite Belle settled around midfield and waited for an opening. Her cut through to overtake third line favourite Kalahaar was superb, and her continued pressure on Checkpoint to take the lead really set Elite Belle up as a horse to watch.

Elite Belle’s next likely start is in two weeks time at the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes, at a slightly longer distance of 1600m.

2014 Belmont Sprint Results

  • 1st: Elite Belle
  • 2nd: Kalahaar
  • 3rd: Checkpoint