Belmont Park

YESTERDAY October 01, 2014
Trainer Doug O’Neill will serve a 45-day suspension and was fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission for the finding of a forbidden substance in one of his horses following a race at Belmont Park in June 2013.
Although still eligible for the second-level allowance conditions of Thursday’s featured eighth race, Bakken has shown exceptional talent through four starts, and the lightly raced 4-year-old colt looms a clear favorite in the $80,000 optional claimer ...
Sweet Reason, winner of the Grade 1 Test and Grade 1 Acorn, has not been back to the track since her second-place finish in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 20, owing to an ulcer in her right eye
After disappointing on dirt in the Travers, Mr Speaker returns to turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.
Feathered was an odds-on favorite in her first two starts. Her backers figure to get a bigger price on Feathered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes.
Tony Dutrow is more interested in looking back than looking ahead when it comes to his 2-year-old I Spent It.
The New York stewards suspended jockey Junior Alvarado for 15 days for careless riding following the incident in last Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park that left fellow rider Rajiv Maragh with a broken arm.
It appears as if youth will be served in Friday’s $65,000 allowance feature for New York-bred fillies and mares, with the 3-year-olds Lucky Nancy E. and Chrysolite looking like the main protagonists in the one-mile turf race.
September 30, 2014
Wednesday is the 19th day of racing at Belmont’s 38-day fall meet, and as we hit the halfway point, here are some odds ‘n ends.
Bakken is the one to beat in Thursday’s eighth race at Belmont Park, provided he starts in the $80,000 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs.