Belmont Park

TODAY October 25, 2014
Christophe Clement’s instructions to Joel Rosario in the paddock for his ride aboard Miss Chatelaine in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes at Belmont Park were simple.
Maybe it wasn’t an either/or situation after all for Salutos Amigos. After dominating Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park, David Jacobson, part-owner and trainer of Salutos Amigos, said he wants to wheel the horse ...
It’s the 38th and final day of Belmont’s fall meet, with a 10-race card that includes six turf races on courses that are likely to be in the good-to-yielding range.
The goods news is, the weather has finally cleared, and with the exception of the fourth race, turf racing will go as scheduled at Belmont Park on Saturday, the penultimate card of the meet. And the better news is, Saturday’s card is a playable one.
After three consecutive mornings of sloppy surfaces, the two tracks at Belmont Park dried out at least to the point where some trainers felt confident enough Saturday morning to work their horses for next week’s Breeders’ Cup.
Let’s try an early pick four.
YESTERDAY October 24, 2014
Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap should play similarly to a third-level allowance on closing weekend at Saratoga, when odds-on River Rocks led throughout, with second choice Salutos Amigos chasing him around the track.
Chad Brown enters Sunday’s closing-day card already having secured his third consecutive Belmont fall meet training title. He will try to put a bow on the meet with at least one – perhaps two – stakes victories.
October 23, 2014
We’re down to 30 races remaining at the fall meet, with 10-race cards on tap Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Patience certainly served trainer Christophe Clement well as it pertained to Tonalist, a multiple Grade 1 winner who is one of the main contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Clement hopes that patience pays off down the road with Miss ...