06/23/2014 12:19PM

Dozen Europeans invited to Belmont Derby, Oaks


Twelve European-based horses were among the 28 3-year-olds who were offered invitations to the inaugural $1.25 million Belmont Derby and $1 million Belmont Oaks. Both Grade 1 races, which could each have as many as 14 horses, are scheduled for 1 1/4 miles on turf and will be run at Belmont on July 5.