February 2019

First Belmont Stakes a Ruthless One

    The history of the Belmont Stakes goes back more than 150 years, making it the oldest of the Triple Crown races. And it all started with a filly. Her name was Ruthless, and she was born in 1864, when the North and South were in the middle of a long, drawn-out civil war.  She was New-York bred, with her sire bearing the name of the great Eclipse; too bad his record didn’t show it, with only five wins in nine… Read MoreFirst Belmont Stakes a Ruthless One »