Age: 3 (Foaled May 11th, 2020)
Breeding: Arrogate (USA) – Modeling (USA) (Tapit (USA))
Trainer: Jena Antonucci
Owner: Blue Rose Farm
“The answer is already within each horse…it’s up to us to listen.”
Arcangelo wins Belmont Stakes to make Jena Antonucci 1st female trainer to win a Triple Crown race
Arcangelo did everything right as the 3-year-old son of Arrogate finished the 1 1/2-mile race in 2:29.23 and by 1 1/2 lengths in front of favored Fotre, with Tapit Trice third.
“This is a wonderful horse. I’m really happy for her, you know, she’s a really good woman,” Jockey Javier Castellano said of Antonucci. “She’s a good horseman.”
“It’s amazing,” Jon Ebbert said. “What an amazing ride. I’m so proud of the horse. He’s an amazing horse. He’s all heart. We knew he had it in him. Javier rode him perfectly and Jena is an amazing trainer. I’m so lucky to find her. The rest is history.”
Arcangelo paid $17.80, $7.20 and $4.,90 and earned $900,000 for Blue Rose Farm, which is owned by Jon Ebbert.
Ridden by Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Javier Castellano, Arcangelo won the Peter Pan by a hard-fought head over favorite Bishop’s Bay. As a son of the late Arrogate out of a Tapit mare. Arcangelo’s third dam, Better Than Honour, produced back-to-back Belmont Stakes winners Jazil and Rags to Riches.
History! Arcangelo makes Jena Antonucci the first female trainer to win Triple Crown race in Belmont
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Female trainer makes history with Belmont Stakes win with Arcangelo: ‘It’s amazing’
Jena Antonucci made history this past weekend as the first female trainer to win a Triple Crown race, when her horse, Arcangelo, overcame 7-1 odds and beat out the competition in the marathon race.
History made in racing. Triple Crown Race Winning Trainer Jen Antonucci
Triple Crown Race Winner Trainer Jena Antonucci joins the show to talk about her historic win becoming the first woman trainer to win a Triple Crown race, tactics, planning, her career in the industry, & more.
Peter Pan – Arcangelo 2023
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‘Never give up’ – Jena Antonucci’s message after becoming the first female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes in its 155 years
Female trainer Jena Antonucci told Tom Rinaldi that she is so proud of Arcangelo for making history and winning the Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Jena Antonucci makes history as Arcangelo wins 155th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. — It’s only fitting that history was made a half-century after Secretariat’s record-setting Belmont Stakes performance secured the Triple Crown.
Belmont Stakes: Arcangelo wins, making Jena Antonucci 1st female trainer to take Triple Crown race
The 2023 Belmont Stakes didn’t have any chance at a Triple Crown winner, but it still made history.
Arcangelo wins Belmont Stakes to make Jena Antonucci 1st female trainer to win the race
NEW YORK (AP) — Jena Antonucci turned a Triple Crown marred by thoroughbred deaths on the track and threatened by bad air quality from wildfires in Canada into a celebration for racing and women.
Arcangelo’s win in Belmont Stakes leaves 3-year-old championship up for grabs
June 12 (UPI) — Arcangelo’s impressive victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes produced different winners in each Triple Crown race, leaving this year’s 3-year-old championship up for grabs and promising some great confrontations through the second half of the year.
Arcangelo takes Belmont Stakes, first woman-trained horse to win a Triple Crown race
The milestone caps the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown and ends a tumultuous five-week showcase of thoroughbred horse racing.
With Arcangelo, Jena Antonucci to become the 11th female trainer to have a horse in Belmont Stakes
“There’s a lot of phenomenal horse women and men out there … And I am immensely grateful for that opportunity.”
Arcangelo wins Belmont Stakes; Jena Antonucci first woman trainer to win
NEW YORK — Arcangelo took the lead at the top of the stretch and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, making Jena Antonucci the first female trainer to win the race in its 155 years.
Jason welcomes in trainer Jena Antonucci to talk about her Peter Pan Stakes winner Arcangelo as well as some of her other up and coming runners. Listen to the podcast here
Arcangelo Makes History For Antonucci In the Belmont
ELMONT, NY – There wasn’t a Triple Crown on the line in Saturday’s 155th renewal of the GI Belmont S., but the sunsplashed crowd of 48,089 still witnessed a piece of history.
Belmont Stakes Day 155
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, June 11, 2023–“He walks tall,” uttered Kelly Dorman on national television following the running of the Metropolitan Handicap, a race inaugurated in 1891.
Belmont Stakes Clocker: Arcangelo gets stamina work
“Off today’s effort, he may prove capable of both handling the added ground and moving forward once again in the final leg of this year’s Triple Crown.”
‘Horse Forward’ Approach Takes Antonucci to Belmont
A longtime horsewoman even before she ever saddled her first racehorse in 2010, Jena Antonucci is watching the results of her patient and “horse forward” approach soar into fruition with Blue Rose Farm’s Arcangelo
Barn Tour: Antonucci says Arcangelo is figuring it out
But a look at her website indicates her involvement in racing goes well beyond training. There’s a description of her approach to training, as expected, but there’s another tab called Bella Inizio Farm and one called horseOlogy.
Arcangelo Puts Trainer Antonucci In History Books With ‘Fiercely Determined’ Victory In 155th Belmont Stakes
Legendary race caller Tom Durkin, who saw so many Triple Crown attempts fall short in his years as track announcer for the New York Racing Association, came out of retirement on Saturday and finally got to call a history-making Belmont Stakes on the FOX television broadcast when Arcangelo made a determined run down the stretch while making trainer Jena Antonucci the first female to saddle a winner of the Test of the Champion.
“Antonucci, who has a division in Florida, has three horses stabled at Belmont Park; she plans to keep Arcangelo here for the time being. Depending on where Antonucci decides to run Arcangelo next may determine if he stays at Belmont or ships to Saratoga, where he will be stabled for the summer.” Read the full article here
Belmont Stakes 2023: Peter Pan winner Arcangelo is a definite
“We’ve kept in true form with Arcangelo, letting us listen to him and lead the way,” Antonucci said in a video announcing the decision. “He’s come out of his work yesterday really well.”
“The horse is just built different,” said Antonucci. “I know that sounds so cliché, but it’s my job–our job–to stay out of his way. Mr. Ebbert [owner] has done a great job to give the horse time and let him mature. He’s a May foal. We never had a focus on doing early season. We let the horse grow and mature and here we are.” Read the full article here
Team Arcangelo Enjoying Belmont Victory
The team around Arcangelo (Arrogate) was still basking in the glory of his GI Belmont S. victory Sunday morning, even as trainer Jena Antonucci admitted no future plans had been mapped out for the gray colt who was taking a power nap nearby.
National Media Teleconference – Belmont Stakes Preview
Jim Gluckson: Great. I just want to jump back on the Peter Pan, where Archangelo’s tremendous performance to get by Bishop’s Bay at the end. And I just wanted to talk to you about that race and what that performance told you about him.
Jena Antonucci: I think it told the world more than it told us. Not being coy, but we’ve thought he was pretty special for some time, and just letting him develop into that. The grit and determination, deep stretch is the horse. That can’t be taught.
“Jon just fell in love with this horse,” Antonucci said. “Clearly Arrogate wasn’t hot then, and since he was a May foal, he was kind of a sum of parts. He wasn’t flashy or pretty, and there was a lot to still come together. There was nothing offensive, he just needed the time.”
Ebbert liked the colt so much that he gave him a name of great personal importance. Arcangelo means “archangel” in Italian; the colt is named for a former employee of Ebbert’s at his farm in Pennsylvania.” Read the full article here
Arcangelo Breezes Five Furlongs Toward Belmont Stakes
Antonucci said she is taking the opportunity to start her first contender in a Triple Crown race in stride as Arcangelo looks to become the first Peter Pan winner since Tonalist in 2014 to take Belmont.
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