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2014 Belmont Derby

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Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park. Jose Lezcano piloted the 3-year-old son of Pulpit to victory for owner/breeder Phipps Stable and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Adelaide was second and Flamboyant was third. The final time was 2:01.18 for 1 1/4 miles over a course rated good. A grade III winner on both turf and Polytrack, Mr Speaker was overlooked after fading to finish a well-beaten fifth and last as the odds-on favorite in the Pennine Ridge Stakes at nine furlongs over the Belmont inner course May 26. He was making his first start at 1 1/4 miles in the Belmont Derby, which was previously the Jamaica Handicap and contested in the fall before this year. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86025/mr-speaker-delivers-belmont-derby-shocker