Belmont Stakes

June 13, 2016
The three Triple Crown races were won by three different horses, each of whom won another major Grade 1 race earlier in the year. Their similar résumés through the first six months of the year mean that Creator, Exaggerator, and Nyquist all seemingly ...
June 12, 2016
Trainer Steve Asmussen won his first Belmont Stakes on Saturday, and he kept wanting to relive the moment over and over Saturday night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning. “I woke up every 15 minutes to watch the replay,” Asmussen said at his ...
June 11, 2016
Although we don’t have another Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah to celebrate, Creator’s victory in the Belmont Stakes does set up an interesting second half of the year for this group of 3-year-olds.
It opened heaven and earth as soon as the 148th Belmont Stakes was over. That’s the kind of pull Creator had on Saturday. Creator, a troubled 13th in the Kentucky Derby five weeks ago, just nosed out Destin at the end of the Grade 1, $1.5 million ...
June 09, 2016
If Exaggerator can win the Belmont he would join some fine company. With or without the presence of the Derby winner, adding the Belmont to the Preakness is no mean feat.
Since Julie Clark met trainer Keith Desormeaux at a horse sale in Kentucky, they have become a couple, both personally and professionally, and they are having their greatest success yet with Exaggerator, who will be favored to add the Belmont Stakes to ...
June 08, 2016
In 2014 and 2015, a newly constructed Belmont Stakes Day was dominated by the suspense of whether a Derby and Preakness winner could complete the first Triple Crown since 1978. This year, with no crown on the line, it may be easier to appreciate the ...
The length and a quarter by which Exaggerator finished second to Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby is also the difference between Keith Desormeaux being elevated as the overnight sensation of Belmont Stakes week and just the latest trainer trying to see if ...
Two years removed from Tonalist's victory in the Belmont, trainer Christophe Clement is back with Governor Malibu, a New York-bred son of Malibu Moon who was one of 13 horses entered Wednesday for Saturday's 148th Belmont Stakes.
June 07, 2016
Kent Desormeaux got reintroduced to Belmont Park and Exaggerator Tuesday morning, guiding the Preakness winner through his final workout in preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.