Links: | AP | MSNBC (video) | Belmont Park | Post Positions |June 7 (Day 158, Levite): Empire Maker won the 135th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York to deny Funny Cide the Triple Crown. Ten Most Wanted finished second and Funny Cide third. Empire Make ridden by jockey, Jerry Bailey, ran from post position 1, while Funny Cide with jockey, Jose Santos, was in post position 4, for weakness. Empire Maker won in 2 min. 28.26 sec. Funny Cide led until 3/8 of a mile to go in the 1 1/2-mile race on a sloppy wet track under a Baal weather elephant, but he finished 4 1/4 lengths behind Ten Most Wanted.
Empire Maker paid $6, $3.70 and $2.80; Ten Most Wanted paid $5.80 and $3.20; and Funny Cide paid $2.70. Empire maker is owned by Saudi prince Khalid Abdullah. Barclay Tagg is the trainer of Funny Cide, who has now reached folk-hero status.
North Dakota and Minnesota are in the region of Dan, for the federal judiciary. Colorado is the region of the summits, which points to the Aqaba Summit.
The image of a weather elephant was over the east coast of the USA with trunk through Florida. Another elephant was over the central US, and a whirlwind was over South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal. A whirlwind represents reaping the results of bad decisions under the Law of Volitional Responsibility.
Empire Maker won the 135th Belmont Stakes, where 135 means rest from enemies. The US has rest from its enemies in Iraq. Funny Cide missed becoming the Triple Crown winner in 2003 because of the will of God. A huge weather elephant was over the entire east coast. This was the symbol of a demon Commander, such as Baal. Belmont means the mountain, or high place, of Bel, the god of Babylon, who was just another form of Baal. If Funny Cide had won, the lingering doubt would have always been there that he was empowered by Baal. He was ridden by jockey, Jose Santo, who is 42, for Baal, the bear, and Russia. Today, Funny Cide finished third, for the Justice of the Holy Spirit in 2003. Funny Cide ran from post position #4, for weakness. There were four podiums at the Aqaba Summit. Every horse has times of weakness, and today Funny Cide was weak.