Posted: Jun 4, 2013 8:42 AM by MTN Sports
BILLINGS - Frac Daddy, owned by a pair of Billings businessmen, will be entered Wednesday for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Ken McPeek made the announcement on Monday.
Newsday reports that if all 15 horses run, it would tie the record set in 1983. Two prospects, Always in a Tiz and Midnight Taboo, are also possibilities for the undercard's Easy Goer Stakes.
Alan Garcia will ride Frac Daddy, who has only one win in seven career starts and hasn't run since finishing 16th in the Kentucky Derby. McPeek said he wanted to "take a shot" because the colt was training "freaky good" at Churchill Downs according to Newsday.
"I do believe the horse will run well,'' he said. "Sometimes you throw deep and it goes incomplete, but you can't score if you don't throw.''
McPeek completed a 99-yarder in the 2002 Belmont with Sarava's record-setting $142.50 win payoff. He also scored in last year's Travers with 33-1 shot Golden Ticket, who dead-heated with favored Alpha.