Belmont Stakes Contenders: Seize the Grey

Seize the Grey, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, captured attention with his stunning Preakness victory. Ridden by young jockey Jaime Torres, Seize the Grey found his rhythm on the muddy track and led the entire way. Trainer Lukas believes the versatile colt doesn’t need to lead to win and can adjust his strategy as needed.

Seize the Grey has shown his capability in Graded Stakes, winning the Pat Day Mile before his Preakness triumph. Lukas predicted his colt could perform well at Pimlico, and Seize the Grey delivered, defying the odds.


Recent Performance and Training

On May 29, Seize the Grey worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.00 at Churchill Downs, his final work before the Belmont Stakes. This session indicates he is in peak condition for the race. The Belmont will be his fifth race in 11 weeks, demonstrating his stamina and resistance.


Career Highlights

Seize the Grey’s career record stands at 10-4-0-3, with earnings of $1,819,938. His most recent race, the Preakness on May 18, saw him finish first. His top Equibase speed figure is 101, and his pedigree includes Arrogate and Smart Shopping by Smart Strike.


Betting Perspective

Seize the Grey’s Belmont Stakes odds are set at 9-5. While his Preakness win was impressive, bettors should consider the tougher field he faces at Belmont. Top contenders like Sierra Leone and Fierceness, who skipped the Preakness, will be fresh and ready to compete.

Lukas, an experienced and optimistic trainer, believes Seize the Grey can perform well under various conditions. He stated, “Seize the Grey doesn’t need the lead. He will rate it very kindly. This horse is very manageable. We’ll just run our race and let the others do whatever they want to do.”


Race Details


– Post Position: 1Belmont Stakes Contenders: Seize the Grey

– Jockey: Jaime Torres

– Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

– Owner: MyRacehorse

– Career Record: 10-4-0-3

– Career Earnings: $1,819,938

– Most Recent Race: Preakness, May 18 (1st)

– Top Equibase Speed Figure: 101

– Pedigree: Arrogate – Smart Shopping, by Smart Strike

– Color: Gray/roan

– Running Style: Frontrunner/stalker


Seize the Grey’s victory in the Preakness was a historic moment, making Lukas the oldest trainer ever to win a Triple Crown race at 88 years old. Thousands of MyRacehorse owners celebrated this achievement. Lukas has a history of success in Triple Crown events, with his most recent Belmont win being Commendable in 2000.

Seize the Grey stands out as a key contender. His adaptability and recent performance in Graded Stakes make him a horse to watch for those looking to bet on horses

It offers an intriguing option given his recent success and Lukas’s confidence. However, bettors should weigh the Belmont Stakes odds carefully, considering the fresh competition and challenging field.


2024 Belmont Stakes Odds and Contenders
1Seize The GreyJaime TorresD. Wayne LukasMyRacehorse8-1
2ResilienceJunior AlvaradoBill MottEmily Bushnell & Ric Waldman10-1
3Mystik DanBrian Hernandez, Jr.Kenneth McPeekLance Gasaway, 4 G Racing LLC & Daniel Hamby III5-1
4The Wine StewardManny FrancoMike MakerParadise Farms Corp. and Staudacher, David15-1
5AntiquarianJohn VelazquezTodd PletcherCentennial Farms12-1
6DornochLuis SaezDanny GarganWest Paces Racing LLC, R. A. Hill Stable, Belmar Racing and Breeding LLC,   Two Eight Racing LLC & Pine Racing Stable15-1
7ProtectiveTyler GaffalioneTodd PletcherRepole Stable20-1
8Honor MarieFlorent GerouxWhit BeckmanRibble Farms LLC12-1
9Sierra LeoneFlavien PratChad BrownMagnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick, Westerberg, Rocket   Ship Racing, LLC and Brant, Peter M.9-5
10MindframeIrad Ortiz, Jr.Todd PletcherRepole Stable and St. Elias Stables LLC7-2