Roy Steele award winning handicapper from www.horsewhispererusa.com, takes a look at 4 stakes races at Belmont Park on this, a day when all Veterans think of those they served with and especially those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
One such person and horse racing lover was Staff Sgt Neil, Green Beret. From New Jersey. A family friend.
I myself, am a veteran, my son is still serving (British Army), and was serving in Afghanistan in 2008 and had recently met Billy Neil while both were deployed up in the mountains, near Sperwan Ghar as Part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Tragically Billy was killed some days later by an IED. So when we are writing out picks on this Memorial Day Monday spare a thought for those defending our liberty and let's all "Cheer on those winners"
"Lest We Forget"