Drosselmeyer, a 3-year-old chestnut colt who had shown potential but kept underperforming, has finally made good on his equine promise.
Jockey Mike Smith felt vindicated by the Belmont Stakes first-place finish Saturday (June 5), telling the press: “To finally win this one … unbelievable.”
]]>Bill Mott, achieved personal milestones thanks to Drosselmeyer. Smith had been 0 for 12 at Belmont until now, and Mott finally got that first Triple Crown race win he’d been after for so long. Drosselmeyer won the 1.5-mile race by three-quarters of a length. Hear what Mott and Smith have to say: