Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Atigun.
Atigun’s sire Istan raced 21 times from 2004-07. He captured a pair of flat mile grade three events (Ack Ack, TP Fall Championship) in ’07 and banked more than $461k in his career. He is also the sire of G3 Lecomte hero Mr. Bowling.
Istan’s sire Gone West (by Mr. Prospector) was on the Triple Crown trail in 1987, making waves in the Hutcheson (2nd), Fountain of Youth (3rd), Gotham (1st), Wood Memorial (2nd), Withers (1st), and Peter Pan (2nd), before finishing 6th in the Belmont Stakes. The late Gone West sired his 100th stakes winner earlier this year.