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Big Handsome paid $3.40 in winning the Paradise Creek on Saturday.
Big Handsome relaxed nicely off speed horses Derek’s Smile and Mongo Nation, tipped three-wide approaching the quarter pole, then kicked away impressively in the stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes for 3-year-olds by 5 1/4 lengths ...Full Story >>
TODAY May 27, 2017
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Belmont.
Bluegrass Flag has won her last two starts, the Cicada against open company and the Park Avenue versus state breds, each by six widening lengths under regular rider Kendrick Carmouche. And a repeat of either effort would more than likely put her back ...
Nearly 250 horses found their way onto the work tabs over the Belmont Park main and training tracks on Saturday, three of whom – Meantime, Patch, and Tapwrit – are likely to find themselves in the starting gate two weeks down the road in Belmont Stakes.
Perhaps age has caught up with them, but it still is pretty cool to see the triumvirate of Kharafa, King Kreesa, and Lubash teeing it up one more time in Monday's $125,000 Kingston Stakes at Belmont Park.
Sprinters are stretching out and routers are cutting back in distance, but when it comes to the one-turn-mile configuration of Monday's $200,000 Commentator Stakes, that might be just perfect for the speedy Diversify.
Having confirmed that Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes and return this summer, trainer Todd Pletcher on Saturday began focusing on the third leg of the Triple Crown with Tapwrit and Patch, his two potential starters ...
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Belmont Park.
YESTERDAY May 26, 2017
Inside Straight, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap, would likely have been the favorite for Monday's $200,000 Commentator Stakes here, but instead he will be pointed to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 10.
Trainer Chad Brown sends out the trio of Ancient Secret, Fourstar Crook, and Ack Naughty here Monday in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on the turf.
On Monday, the 10-year-old Lubash will run in the $125,000 Kingston Stakes for the seventh consecutive year when he takes on fellow New York-bred stakes regulars Kharafa and King Kreesa in the one-mile turf race.