06/09/2012 9:32AM

Belmont Day 2012


I'm off to the races but here's the timetable for today's 13-race card at Belmont and a rundown of the six stakes races that comprise a $1 million guaranteed pick-6:

There are three pick-4's on the card. with the one on races 8-11 (the last four pick-6 races) also carryng a $1 million guaranteed pool.

The only scratches in the six stakes, as of 10:15 a.m., are Top Surprize from the Manhattan and, as you may have heard, I'll Have Another from the Belmont.

Good luck to all, and apologies for not being able to post your comments until much later tonight or tomorrow. I've got some personal history going today: It was 25 years ago -- on June 9, 1987, the first dark day (a Tuesday) after the Bet Twice-Alysheba Belmont -- that I was married to Robin Foster of Champaign, Illinois. So we'll celebrate the silver anniversary with a day at the track, and I guess I ought to give her 25 percent of my pick-6 action. Back tomorrow or Monday with a full report.