Belmont Park

Barbara D. Livingston
Weekend Hideaway wins an allowance race on Aug. 22.
In what has become an annual rite of spring, Weekend Hideaway will run in Friday’s $100,000 Affirmed Success, the opening-day feature as Belmont Park commences its 54-day spring/summer meet. This will be the fourth straight year Weekend Hideaway has ...Full Story >>
July 10, 2016
The star of Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Festival program at Belmont Park was Catch a Glimpse. That says a lot about Catch a Glimpse, and her victory in the Belmont Oaks, because there were six graded stakes on this card for horses to shine.
July 07, 2016
Got to hand it to the New York Racing Association: It's spending it while it's still got it. Half a million bucks for a Grade 3 race. A million for fillies on the grass. An extra $200,000 in couch change just to get a certain someone in the gate.Oh, to ...
June 16, 2016
Frosted won the Met Mile by a widening 14 ¼ lengths, nearly double Conquistador Cielo's 1982 record margin for the race. His raw time of 1:32.73 for a mile was the fastest in the Met's 125-year history and translated to a Beyer Speed Figure of 123 – ...
June 11, 2016
Although we don’t have another Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah to celebrate, Creator’s victory in the Belmont Stakes does set up an interesting second half of the year for this group of 3-year-olds.
June 09, 2016
If Exaggerator can win the Belmont he would join some fine company. With or without the presence of the Derby winner, adding the Belmont to the Preakness is no mean feat.
June 08, 2016
In 2014 and 2015, a newly constructed Belmont Stakes Day was dominated by the suspense of whether a Derby and Preakness winner could complete the first Triple Crown since 1978. This year, with no crown on the line, it may be easier to appreciate the ...
The length and a quarter by which Exaggerator finished second to Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby is also the difference between Keith Desormeaux being elevated as the overnight sensation of Belmont Stakes week and just the latest trainer trying to see if ...
May 29, 2016
What is striking about the group of 10 potential starters for the Belmont Stakes is not one of them – not a single one – fits the traditional definition of a front-runner. None even fits a loose definition of a speed horse.
October 22, 2015
There are a few of the most significant moments in the history of Thoroughbred racing marked forever by solid piece of remembrance. One of them will be celebrated on Tuesday of Breeders’ Cup week at the Kentucky Horse Park, just north of Lexington, ...
October 01, 2015
The 31 years since the first Breeders’ Cup have not been kind to Jockey Club Gold Cup winners or the horseplayers who bet them back in the Classic. Since 1984, only three Gold Cup winners from 24 starters have won the Classic – Curlin in 2007, Skip ...