Horse Racing

Previewing the 'crapshoot' Belmont Stakes

Previewing the 'crapshoot' Belmont Stakes

It has been 44 years, to the day, since Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

CSN's own David Kaplan's favorite athlete and widely regarded as the greatest thoroughbread in horse racing history, Secretariat was quite the spectacle at the Belmont Stakes. 

In this year's version, the 149th running of the race, there will be no Secretariat nor will there be a Triple Crown winner as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will not be present.

Front runners include:

Lookin at Lee

Irish War Cry


Yet according to horse racing analyst Randy Moss, "Nobody knows what the heck is going to happen!" and "On paper this looks like a complete crapshoot."

Watch the video above and make your Belmont Stakes predictions. 

HandiKapping presented by Xpressbet

HandiKapping presented by Xpressbet

In the latest edition of HandiKapping presented by Xpressbet, NBC Sports Chicago's David Kaplan makes his picks for this weekend's featured race at Hawthorne Race Course.

Here is the field for Race No. 8 at Hawthorne, watch the video to see who the Kapman likes:

1. R Fair Cher

2. Lucky in Life

3. Cuddle Me

4. Ms. Big Cash

5. Disrespectful

6. Prada Storm

7. Ain't That Funny

8. She's Fine Tuned

9. Cinnamon Popcorn

10. Splashs Showbiz

11. Nurse Megan