For Syndergaard, another agonizing loss

Noah Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman, with unidentified friend, at Belmont Park. NYRA photo

Noah Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman, with unidentified friend, at Belmont Park. NYRA photo

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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Robert Gsellman

One thought on “For Syndergaard, another agonizing loss

  1. Hello,
    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.

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