07/03/2014 11:32AM

Weekend Warrior for July 5: Picks for Belmont Derby, Suburban, Robert Dick


The New York Racing Association’s new “Stars and Stripes” program at Belmont Park has certainly taken command of Saturday’s stakes spotlight. The Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (formerly the Jamaica), and the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (formerly the Garden City), attracted significant international participation. They also top a card with three other graded stakes, among them the Grade 2, $500,000 Suburban Handicap.