On Belmont Day, Mike Smith and Bob Baffert teamed up to win four stakes victories.
West Coast won the Easy Goer Stakes, Abel Tasman the Acorn, American Anthem took the Woody Stephan’s, and Mor Spirit won the Met Mile. Smith said the he wanted to win the Met Mile for Holy Bull, who passed away at 26 this past week. After a disappointing Derby in 1994, Smith guided “the Bull” to a victory in the Met Mile that started a string of late season victories and a Horse of the Year award. Smith won the 2005 Derby on Giacomo (50 to 1) a son of Holy Bull
Mike Smith and “The Bull”
Oh yeah, just for good measure Smith also won on Songbird for victory total of 5 on the day!