TORONTO — Belichick captured the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Saturday to deny stablemate Mighty Heart’s Triple Crown quest.
Mighty Heart came into the race as the sentimental pick after winning the opening two legs — $1-million Queen’s Plate and $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes — and was looking to become the first OLG Canadian Triple Crown champion since Wando in 2003.
And jockey Daisuke Fukumoto had the one-eyed colt in the lead after a mile the horse ran out of steam and finished seventh.
Belichick, the 3-1 second pick trained by Josie Carroll — also Mighty Heart’s conditioner — won the 1 1/2-mile race by four lengths on a firm turf in 2:07.38.
Meyer, a 54-1 longshot, was second ahead of English Conqueror in the 11-horse field.