DARK HORSE

Summer Bird Takes Belmont

There are still surprises on the racetrack. At the 141st Belmont Stakes on Saturday, long shot Summer Bird took the Triple Crown by a narrow victory ahead of fellow horse Dunkirk. Mine That Bird, the unexpected Kentucky Derby champion ridden by Calvin Borel, came in third. Summer Bird’s jockey, three-time Derby and two-time Preakness winner Kent Desormeaux said, “I can tell you how much I'm glowing inside and how much I'm at ease knowing I won all three of the Triple Crown classics.” Borel was favored in the weekend race after his 50-1 win five weeks ago, but his arrogance may have gotten the best of him—he spent the week prior to the race sightseeing around New York and meeting David Letterman.