06/01/2012 6:37PM

Belmont: Boxeur Des Rues possible for Brooklyn; Gutierrez to ride

Shigeki Kikkawa
Boxeur des Rues has had foot trouble and was fitted with a new shoe.

ELMONT, N.Y. - On Thursday, trainer Doug O’Neill said he didn’t think Boxeur Des Rues would make the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap because of an issue with his right front foot.

But Boxeur Des Rues was fitted with a three-quarter shoe on that foot and trained better Friday. If he continues to train forwardly, Boxeur Des Rues will run in the June 8 Brooklyn with Mario Gutierrez aboard. This will give Gutierrez the opportunity to ride a 1 1/2-mile race prior to Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, when he will be aboard I’ll Have Another in the Belmont.

Gutierrez is due to arrive in New York on Monday. He was not named on any horses for next Wednesday’s card at Belmont.

chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Different races on different days...
rdeeps52 More than 1 year ago
Same track, same trip. Thats all that matters to the connections
jeffries Will More than 1 year ago
they are running this horse mg but how is that any different then sending out a rabbit. who cares?
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Mario needs to find the crown of the racetrack from the 3/8 pole to the wire. !Buen Suerte'!
raymond More than 1 year ago
tapping fingers @ all the experts how many houses,boats,planes,trains,islands and lock boxes you all own? keep an open mind, be willing to except change and stop, STOP! being so damn critical. Good luck to all of you.
Gail More than 1 year ago
union rags is my horse..tantalus
Jack Frazier More than 1 year ago
O'Neill runs fit horses. Arm chair trainers who have no experience training horses are quick to rush to judgement and if you read about IHA's gallops in which he covers the last 3/8ths of amile is 38 and change after a mile and half gallop, there is no doubt the horsewill be fit enough. Whether or not he is good enough is another matter. O'Neill does not have many timed works with any of his horses. I watch them train daily at Hollywood Park, they train hard and they go out and win races without timed works. Theidea of recorded works is a relatively new concept to give information to the betting public and if you watched Seabisquit or Secretariat you would have seen they had very few published works. How fast or slow a horse worked was known only to those with the horse.
Cory Patton More than 1 year ago
Secretariat had 3 timed workouts between the Preakness and Belmont 6 furlongs then a mile and then a half.
Jack Frazier More than 1 year ago
Citation won the Derby Trial, then the Derby, then another race, then Preakness, then another race and then the Belmont; five races in six weeks.. That was then, this is now. Can't compare those times to these. O'Neill trains his horses very well and they are fit when they run.
B More than 1 year ago
Ah yes, the good old days with less work outs and more racing. The sport had a much bigger fan base when horses were more familiar to the public because they raced more often. There are other reasons for the decline, but this is among them.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
A Trainer knows how fast his horse can go. It's all about the connection between rider and horse. Last week we read that a horse went a full second fast and Leap-a-Roo didn't have a clue... I should have said GOOD rider and horse.
therealdubwhite More than 1 year ago
So let's put this into perspective, this horse has run 6th at 10 furlongs and 10th last out at 9 furlongs, and hasnt had a timed workout since 4/27, I guess i am learning what type of person Doug O'neill is, if you look at this horse and his way of being brought into this race its easy to see that he is basically the sacrificial lamb to allow M.G to get a mount in a 12 furlong race. Someone should do something about this.
Grass Is Greener More than 1 year ago
Doesn't everyone know the stories about O'Neal and Los Alamitos already?
Brian Sandoval More than 1 year ago
wasn't racing what he was bred to do?
Jack Frazier More than 1 year ago
Probbly Bush's fault. As Obama.
gary More than 1 year ago
nice 'do
Roy Sankar More than 1 year ago