07/03/2014 1:25PM

Belmont Oaks favorite Xcellence latest in long line


ELMONT, N.Y. – Owner Martin Schwartz has had a penchant for buying horses in Europe and bringing them to the United States to win Grade 1 races. From Gorella in 2006 to Alterite last year, Schwartz has had at least six North American Grade 1 winners who began their careers in Europe.