07/02/2015 12:51PM

Crist: Too much green for grass racing


It’s too early in the history of the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, both of which will be run for just the second time Saturday at Belmont Park, to know whether the races – technically continuations of the Garden City and Jamaica – are white elephants or instant successes. Either way, the purses for these grass races for 3-year-olds still look like typographical errors: $1.25 million for the Belmont Derby and $1 million for the Oaks.