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A photographic look at how the Belmont Stakes developed from start to finish.Full Story >>
June 12, 2017
Classic Empire is the Joe Btfsblk of his generation, habitually wandering the landscape with a dark cloud over his handsome head, braced for the next siege of rotten luck. If the stars that crossed at the beginning of Classic Empire's 2017 campaign ...
June 10, 2017
If I wanted to reach for one word to describe the 2017 Triple Crown season, it would be “inconsistent.”
There was a morning in late March at the Palm Beach Downs training center in south Florida when Jose Ortiz worked Tapwrit in preparation for the Blue Grass Stakes. His enthusiasm level was high.
Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry. It was another 5 3/4 lengths back to Patch in third. Below is the complete order of finish:
A Triple Crown season that produced three different race winners and ended with a Belmont Stakes that did not include the winners of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness featured one constant, that being the impressive run in the Belmont for trainer Todd ...
June 09, 2017
The New York Racing Association in 2018 will again offer a $1 million bonus to any Japanese-based horse who wins the Belmont Stakes.
The New York Racing Association in 2018 will again offer a $1 million bonus to any Japanese-based horse who wins the Belmont Stakes.
Epicharis, who is being treated for an issue with his right front hoof that required him being outfitted in a glue-on shoe, on Friday remained a candidate for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, even though he did not go to the track at Belmont Park for ...
June 08, 2017
Eighteen months ago, officials at the New York Racing Association, put in motion a plan to lure more horses from Japan to New York. On Saturday, that plan,is expected to pay off when the Japanese horse Epicharis runs in the Belmont Stakes
Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has had a year to remember – and it's only June. He's won the world's two richest races and the Kentucky Oaks, and on Saturday Smith hits Belmont Park with mounts in eight of the 10 stakes on the card.