Belmont Park

TODAY September 20, 2014
Sunday's card features a pair of $150,000 stakes for statebred juvenile sprinters. The Bertram F. Bongard for males goes as the second race, and I'm really looking forward to betting Tizquick.
Close Hatches probably doesn’t need any help to work fast, but she got it by way of a tremendously fast surface and a workmate as Close Hatches blazed five furlongs in 57.92 seconds over Belmont Park’s main track Saturday morning at Belmont Park.
With Belmont Park’s main track playing like the Autobahn Saturday morning, Wicked Strong put in a solid, controlled six-furlong work in 1:13.17 in preparation for his engagement in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Today's pick four is a curious sequence, thanks to the presence of two maiden special weights to close out the card. They are filled with first-time starters, and multiple-race bettors must play these races blind without benefit of paddock observations ...
YESTERDAY September 19, 2014
Princess of Sylmar, a four-time Grade 1-winning filly, has been retired from racing, her connections announced via press release Friday evening.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record (hey, vinyl is hip these days, incredibly), the New York Racing Association made the late part of Saturday’s card at Belmont difficult by slotting 2-year-old maiden special weight races as the last two races ...
Saturday’s featured eighth race is the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs. The expected odds-on favorite and horse to beat is Artemis Agrotera, a 3-year-old who dominated her elders in capturing the Grade 1 ...
Happy My Way reintroduced himself to the Belmont main track Thursday morning by blazing five furlongs in 58.59 seconds in preparation for a start in the Grade1 Vosburgh here on Sept. 27.
Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and by 2007-08 Horse of the Year Curlin, worked three furlongs in 36.84 seconds Friday morning over Belmont’s main track.
On Friday, and for the first time since Aug. 29, Cavorting worked, breezing four furlongs in 47.49 seconds over a fast Belmont main track.