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Triple Crown Races—2005

  • Kentucky Derby (Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., May 7, 2005.) Purse: $2,000,000. Distance: 11/4 mi. Order of finish: 1. Giacomo (Smith), mutuel returns: $102.60, $45.80, $19.80. 2. Closing Argument (Velasquez), $70.0, $24.80. 3. Afleet Alex (Rose), $4.60. 4. Don't Get Mad (Baze). 5. Buzzards Bay (Guidry). 6. Wilko (Nakatani). 7. Bellamy Road (Castellano). 8. Andromeda's Hero (Bejarano). 9. Flower Alley (Chavez). 10. High Fly (Bailey). 11. Greeley's Galaxy (Desormeaux). 12. Coin Silver (Valenzuela). 13. Greater Good (McKee). 14. Noble Causeway (Stevens). 15. Sun King (Prado). 16. Spanish Chestnut (Bravo). 17. Sort It Out (Blanc). 18. Going Wild (Valdivia, Jr.). 19. Bandini (Velazquez). 20. High Limit (Dominguez). Winner's purse: $1,639,600. Margin of victory: 1/2 length. Time of race: 2:02.75.
  • Preakness Stakes (Pimlico, Baltimore, Md., May 21, 2005.) Purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 13/16 mi. Order of finish: 1. Afleet Alex (Rose), mutuel returns: $8.60, $5.00, $3.20. 2. Scrappy T (Dominguez), $11.20, $5.80. 3. Giacomo (Smith), $4.80. 4. Sun King (Bejarano). 5. High Limit (Prado). 6. Noble Causeway (Stevens). 7. Greeley's Galaxy (Flores). 8. Malibu Moonshine (Hamilton). 9. Closing Argument (Velasquez). 10. High Fly (Bailey). 11. Hal's Image (Santos). 12. Wilko (Nakatani). 13. Galloping Grocer (Bravo). 11. Going Wild (Albarado). Winner's purse: $650,000. Margin of victory: 43/4 lengths. Time of race: 1:55.04.
  • Belmont Stakes (Belmont Park, Elmont, N.Y., June 11, 2005.) Gross purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 11/2 mi. Order of finish: 1. Afleet Alex (Rose), mutuel returns: $4.30, $3.60, $3.00. 2. Andromeda's Hero (Bejarano), $8.20, $5.80. 3. Nolan's Cat (Arroyo, Jr.), $7.20. 4. Indy Storm (Prado). 5. A. P. Arrow (Bailey). 6. Chekhov (Stevens). 7. Giacomo (Smith). 8. Southern Africa (Court). 9. Watchmon (Castellano). 10. Reverberate (Santos). 11. Pinpoint (Velazquez). Winner's purse: $600,000. Margin of victory: 7 lengths. Time of race: 2:28.75.

2005 SeasonEclipse Awards—2004