Belmont Park

April 25, 2015
Despite difficult weather conditions, El Kabeir prospered over the winter in New York, winning the Gotham and Jerome, finishing second in the Withers, and placing third in the Wood Memorial.
April 23, 2015
The connections of Wonder Gal were hoping to run her in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks but would have settled for running her in the Grade 3 Eight Belles on the same May 1 card at Churchill Downs. Unfortunately, she won’t be running in either race.
April 19, 2015
The connections of Wonder Gal still would like to run in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks but understand they will need a lot of help to get in.
The multiple Grade 3 stakes-winning El Kabeir demonstrated his fitness and energy levels were very strong during a five-furlong work timed in 1:00.15 Sunday morning over Belmont Park’s main track.
April 18, 2015
Saturday morning, on a glorious spring morning at Belmont Park, Tencendur showed tractability in a half-mile workout over the main track that Daily Racing Form timed in 47.16 seconds. The work was the fastest of 26 at the distance, according to the ...
October 09, 2014
Horseplayers who prefer multirace wagers, the pari-mutuel wagering industry’s lone growth sector in recent years, have repeatedly made their preferences clear by voting with their wallets. They want many-legged bets with low takeouts, low minimums, and ...
September 25, 2014
There was a time when the main attraction of top-flight racing after Labor Day was seeing how the season’s 3-year-olds stacked up against the older horses. Is that still the case?
July 03, 2014
Whether or not you think that what American racing really needs is a pair of new seven-figure races for 3-year-olds on the grass, Saturday’s inaugural Stars and Stripes Day card at Belmont has already succeeded in its mission: to create a stakes-rich, ...
June 26, 2014
The banner on the front pages of Daily Racing Form and The Racing Times of June 9, 1991 were the same: “The Mother of All Gooses.” It was a sly, ripped-from-the-headlines reference to Saddam Hussein’s hollow, defiant cry, “mother of all battles,” from ...
June 16, 2014
Soon after California Chrome finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes, my sister fired off a private Facebook message likening the Triple Crown to the Hunger Games – a hyperbolic tantrum I chalked up to frustration and disappointment.