Updated on 08/14/2015 3:49PM

Force the Pass finds stiff competition in Secretariat


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Six weeks ago, Force the Pass won the richest 3-year-old turf race in North America – the $1.25 million Belmont Derby – clipping home more than three lengths clear of the French shipper Canndal. On Saturday at Arlington, Force the Pass races for $450,000 in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, but Force the Pass might be facing stronger competition than he beat for the much higher purse.