On June 5, 2021, history was made at the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes. Arcangelo, a talented colt trained by Jena Antonucci, surged ahead in the final stretch to take the win and secure his place in horse racing history. But the victory was special for more than just the horse; Antonucci became the first female trainer to ever win a Triple Crown race, an incredible achievement that has been a long time coming.

The Belmont Stakes is the oldest and longest of the three Triple Crown races, which also include the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The race is held each year at Belmont Park in New York, and is famous for its grueling 1.5 mile distance, known as the "Test of the Champion." The race has seen many legends over the years, from Secretariat's incredible victory in 1973 to Justify's Triple Crown win in 2018.

For Jena Antonucci and Arcangelo, the road to the Belmont Stakes was not an easy one. Antonucci, a former exercise rider, had only recently become a trainer and was up against some established heavyweights in the racing world. But she believed in the potential of Arc