Just three days after the Mets’ season came to a close despite a scintillating performance by ace Noah Syndergaard, the horse named for the pitcher suffered a brutal beat at Belmont Park.
Undefeated in two previous races and having won his last by 10 1/4 lengths, Syndergaard the horse is a two-year-old New York-bred, and he made his first graded stakes start today in the Grade I, $500,000 Champagne at Belmont Park.
On the lead until the last steps, the chestnut colt was nipped at the wire by Practical Joke, winner of the Grade I, $350,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.
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I have followed racing more than 50 years, since days of Kelso and Roman Brother. It’s now a dying sport. In the past, I went to the track, and it was crowded, hardly found a seat. Now it’s a ghost town. Other issues, the food was great, you could sit in the dinning area, more like automat style. This was in grandstand, and buy ” chicken in the pot ‘ . This was a grand meal and fil you up all day. Now they have some slop, get food poisoned. The quality of racing is bad. and no big horses.