Belmont Park

July 19, 2015
Javier Castellano didn’t have to share top riding honors this summer at Belmont Park.
Two races in 11 days and Wonderment has gone from unraced 2-year-old filly to undefeated stakes winner.
July 18, 2015
First-time starter Manipulated made a four-wide move turning for home under Luis Saez and he rallied past the pacesetting Sr. Shane and easily outfinished the debut winner Lucky Lurie to win the Rockville Centre for New York-bred juveniles by four ...
A change of rider, a change of tactics, and a change in the weights all may have helped Saratoga Snacks to exact some revenge on Empire Dreams in Saturday’s $100,000 Saginaw Stakes at Belmont Park.
July 17, 2015
Frosted, the Wood Memorial winner and Belmont Stakes runner-up, worked five furlongs in 1:01.90 Friday morning over Saratoga’s main track in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Aug. 1.
Janet Reid, who has worked in the horse identification office for nearly 34 years, will be leaving the New York Racing Association when the Belmont meet ends Sunday.
Tonalist, the runner-up in two graded stakes in his last two starts, worked six furlongs in 1:13.04 over the Belmont main track Friday morning in preparation for a start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 8.
July 13, 2015
Jockey Chris DeCarlo on Wednesday will ride his first race in nearly 10 months when he climbs aboard Blue Chips Only for Osvaldo Rojas in a $14,000 claiming race that goes as the sixth. DeCarlo has not ridden since last Sept. 21.
With Saratoga on the horizon, jockeys Irad Ortiz Jr. and Joel Rosario have dropped appeals of suspensions and will miss a few days this week.
Rajiv Maragh, who suffered multiple fractures in his back in a spill at Belmont Park last Friday, will be out a minimum of six months, according to his father, Collin.