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Belichick captures Breeders’ Stakes to deny 1-eyed Mighty Heart the Canadian Triple Crown

Belichick captured the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Saturday to deny stablemate Mighty Heart’s Triple Crown quest.

Mighty Heart came into the race as the sentimental pick after winning the opening two legs — $1-million Queen’s Plate and $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes — and was looking to become the first OLG Canadian Triple Crown champion since Wando in 2003.

And jockey Daisuke Fukumoto had the one-eyed colt in the lead after a mile the horse ran out of steam and finished seventh.

Belichick, the 3-1 second pick trained by Josie Carroll — also Mighty Heart’s conditioner — won the 1 1/2-mile race by four lengths on a firm turf in 2:07.38.

WATCH | Belichick spoils the party at Woodbine:

Belichick captured the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes to deny stablemate Mighty Heart’s Triple Crown bid. 0:48

Meyer, a 54-1 longshot, was second ahead of English Conqueror in the 11-horse field.


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