Belmont Park

TODAY May 29, 2015
DRF handicapper Mike Watchmaker provides his best plays for Saturday's program at Belmont Park.
While his three Belmont Stakes starters were the focal point of his Friday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher had several other horses put in workouts for upcoming stakes engagements.
Wicked Strong lived up to his name in a five-furlong workout Friday that went in 58.82 seconds in preparation for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on June 6.
Trainer Todd Pletcher still has decisions to make – most notably who will ride his horses in the June 6 Belmont Stakes – but on Friday, he seemed pretty certain that he would run three horses against Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah ...
Lady Eli will try to stretch out a little longer, first in Sunday’s $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park and again in five weeks in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational at 1 1/4 miles, also at Belmont.
Friday has been the work day of choice for the majority of the Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds. For the second Friday in a row, trainer Todd Pletcher worked his Belmont trio of Materiality, Carpe Diem, and Madefromlucky, while Kiaran ...
Integrity (#5, ML 5-2) returns in Friday’s third race at Belmont Park, a one-mile optional claimer. It will be his first start since finishing second by 3 1/2 lengths in an optional claimer March 27 at Aqueduct. The first- and third-place finishers ...
At Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah was out Friday morning for his first gallop since his Tuesday breeze, going through a 10-minute exercise routine that included a brief schooling session in the starting gate.
Tonalist, looking to add the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap to an impressive résumé of graded stakes victories at Belmont Park, worked five furlongs in 1:00.95 on Friday morning at Belmont Park.
Over the previous 36 Triple Crown seasons, 13 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but have been unable to close the deal in the Belmont. One of those, I’ll Have Another in 2012, never made it to the starting gate; the others were derailed ...