Tags ‘Belmont Stakes’

Little Daddy eyes Sir Bear, maybe Belmont

DRF | 7 days ago
One of the horses pointing for the Sir Bear, a one-mile overnight stakes here on Kentucky Derby Day, is Little Daddy, who is unbeaten in two starts. Read More...

Belmont Park: Modest price increases for admission, seating at rich Belmont Stakes card

DRF | 1 month ago
While there will be some price increases in admission and seating for this year’s Belmont Stakes, they are not nearly as steep as initially thought when NYRA President and Chief Executive Chris Kay suggested they would be in line with prices for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Belmont Park spring stakes schedule has six stakes worth at least $1 million

DRF | 2 months ago
One week after announcing that the June 7 Belmont Stakes Day card will be the second-richest program on the North American calendar, the New York Racing Association released the entire spring/summer schedule that will present 62 stakes worth $17.95 million in purses – including six races worth at least $1 million. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Day beefed up with 10 stakes, card will offer $8 million in purses

DRF | 2 months ago
The New York Racing Association announced Friday that the June 7 Belmont Stakes Day card will offer purses totaling $8 million and 10 stakes races - six Grade 1’s - including the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, which has been moved from its traditional Memorial Day spot on the calendar. Read More...

Palace Malice is fourth Belmont winner for Farish, Lane’s End

DRF | 10 months ago
A popular expression used to describe an appealing horse in the bloodstock market is to say that he or she “ticked all the boxes.” For breeder William S. Farish III, Palace Malice’s triumph in the Belmont Stakes did just that. Read More...

Campbell, Dogwood partnership enjoy another classic success

DRF | 10 months ago
W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell, president of the trailblazing Dogwood Stable partnership, always felt there were bright things in the future for Palace Malice, a well-regarded colt who, through a run of bad luck, entered the Belmont Stakes without a graded stakes victory to his name. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Palace Malice puts Aiken in a New York state of mind

DRF | 10 months ago
No longer will the deeply loyal Dogwood fans of Aiken be satisfied by merely hitting the board in a classic, or making the lively pace. If the local reaction to the Belmont is any indication, nothing less than a grand triumph will ever be tolerated again. Read More...

Parlaying the Triple Crown: Time for a Change?

As usual the week after the Belmont Stakes, I’m suffering from Triple Crown Letdown. I always enjoy the time of year when our sport is most in the mainstream spotlight. Friends and family tune... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Belmont Stakes television ratings down slightly from 2012

DRF | 11 months ago
The Belmont Stakes broadcast on NBC on Saturday had a final national rating of 4.5 with a share of 11, slightly down from the figures last year but slightly up from the 2011 figures, according to numbers distributed by the network Tuesday. Read More...

Belmont Park: Orb, Oxbow, Palace Malice may meet again in Travers

DRF | 11 months ago
Orb won the Kentucky Derby but finished behind Oxbow in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and those two colts both were behind Palace Malice on Saturday in the Belmont, leaving the male 3-year-old title up for grabs nearing the midway point of the year. Read More...

Palace Malice, Persistence Make ‘Great Moment’ for Campbell

Pete Vuckovich will never make the Baseball Hall of Fame for what he did on the playing field: 93 wins, 69 losses, a career earned run average of 3.66. But he’s already in the sports cliché Hall of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice targeting Jim Dandy, Travers

DRF | 11 months ago
Palace Malice, who won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, came out of the race in good condition and is likely headed to Saratoga for his next starts in the Jim Dandy Stakes on July 27 and the Travers on Aug. 24, trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Handle on race declines 6 percent, overall card down 8 percent

DRF | 11 months ago
Handle on the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on Saturday was $52.6 million, down 6.2 percent compared with handle of $56.1 million on the race last year, according to the charts for the two races. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice emerges from Curlin’s first crop

DRF | 11 months ago
Curlin, arguably one of the best two or three U.S. horses of the 2000s, dominated racing headlines during his 2007 and 2008 campaigns, providing racing fans with a handful of superior performances on the track and plenty of intrigue elsewhere as well. The all-time earnings leader in North America, Curlin was naturally highly regarded as a potential standout sire upon his retirement in 2008 to William S. Farish III’s Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: More success for Farish family’s Lane’s End

DRF | 11 months ago
Palace Malice’s victory in the Belmont Stakes represented an all-encompassing triumph for William Stamps Farish III's Lane’s End, which bred the colt and stands his sire, Curlin. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Big win for pioneering partnership group Dogwood

DRF | 11 months ago
The excitement of Palace Malice's Belmont Stakes victory was enjoyed by more individuals than the average classic winner, as Cot Campbell, president of the trailblazing Dogwood Stables partnership, was joined by several partners on the winning podium following the final leg of the Triple Crown. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Orb’s late run just wasn’t there

DRF | 11 months ago
Five weeks after flying through the final furlong to become a Kentucky Derby winner, Orb floundered in the final three-sixteenths of a mile in Saturday's 145th Belmont Stakes, trudging home a well-beaten third behind Palace Malice in the last leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes complete order of finish

DRF | 11 months ago
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Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice puts away Preakness winner Oxbow

DRF | 11 months ago
It was an illuminating day at Belmont Park. The sun came out, and the light went on. After a storm pummeled the area Friday, the sun shined bright on the old New York home of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon. And Palace Malice added to the wattage, the light finally coming on for a colt held in high regard for months by his trainer, Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Belmont Stakes contenders: Pedigree profiles

DRF | 11 months ago
Pedigree profiles, sale histories, and background information on all 14 entrants in the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Who is bred for the distance?

DRF | 11 months ago
The 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes will be the longest distance test to date in the careers of all 14 horses entered in Saturday’s race and for most, if not all of them, it will be the longest they will ever have to run in competition. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Pedigree a question for filly Unlimited Budget

DRF | 11 months ago
Although there is no Triple Crown on the line, history could still be made in this Belmont Stakes by Unlimited Budget and her rider, Rosie Napravnik. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Live updates from Belmont Park

DRF | 11 months ago
Get live updates from Daily Racing Form's team at Belmont Park throughout Belmont Stakes Day, including news updates, photos, and video. Get the latest weather and track conditions and see odds updates for the Belmont. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Revolutionary slightly favored in early betting

DRF | 11 months ago
With very little money in the win pool, Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Revolutionary was a slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Orb following Friday's early wagering on Saturday's 145th Belmont Stakes. Both horses were listed at 5-2. Read More...

Orb big favorite in Brooklyn-Belmont daily double

DRF | 11 months ago
There was $755,681 wagered into the Brooklyn-Belmont Stakes daily double wager, with low payoff for a $2 wager paying $44 if Orb wins the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Track condition uncertain for Saturday

DRF | 11 months ago
With heavy rain all day Friday, New York Racing Association officials were reluctant to predict what the track condition would be for Saturday’s running of the 145th Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Countdown to the Crown: Week 23 – June 7, 2013

DRF | 11 months ago
In this week's edition of Jeremy Plonk's Countdown to the Crown, he handicaps the field of 14 for the Belmont Stakes, which takes place at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Read More...

Steven Crist: Belmont picks have familiar ring to them

DRF | 11 months ago
My 1-2-3 picks for the Belmont Stakes are the same 1-2-3 picks I made five weeks ago for the Kentucky Derby, even though they ran 11-1-3 instead of 1-2-3 and none of them won the Preakness. Read More...

Pedigree is Key to 2013 Belmont Stakes Success

Over the last 13 years, 10 Belmont Stakes winners had sires who won or placed well in a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 miles during their careers. It’s not rocket science to determine that pedigree is essential to the success in this sport, but to... Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Dr. Bramlage back on call

DRF | 11 months ago
Dr. Larry Bramlage, who sustained a head injury in a golf cart accident at Churchill Downs two days before the Kentucky Derby, will be back in his role as the American Association of Equine Practitioners on-call veterinarian for NBC during Saturday’s broadcast of the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: 1993 Belmont evokes memories joyous and sad

DRF | 11 months ago
The 1993 Belmont Stakes marked a career highlight for Julie Krone, but a sad memory for her good friend Mike Smith. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Missing Derby a blessing for Freedom Child

DRF | 11 months ago
Freedom Child has regrouped to become a major threat in Saturday's Belmont Stakes after a disastrous run in the Wood Memorial ended his hopes of running in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Orb, Oxbow rematch brings curtain down on Triple Crown

DRF | 11 months ago
The story of this year’s Triple Crown opened with a rousing Kentucky Derby victory by Orb followed by an upset in the Preakness by Oxbow. The final act awaits on Saturday, not far from the neon lights of Broadway, in the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

The Haiku Handicapper: Belmont Stakes field

DRF | 11 months ago
DRF Breeding staff writer Joe Nevills analyzes the Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Read More...

Lamoreaux: Belmont Cause for Celebration, Not Despair

The theories abound, they are limitless really, of the failure for the 35th year in a row to have a Triple Crown winner.  They’re breeding for speed now — not endurance; the series has too... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Field of 14 Set for Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 11 months ago
When Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow meet in Saturday’s 145th Belmont Stakes, they’ll have plenty of company. A field of 14 was drawn Wednesday for the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the biggest field for the 1 ½-mile race since 1996, when Editor’s Note defeated 13 rivals. Televised by NBC (5-7 [...](Read more...) Read More...

Belmont Stakes notes: Lukas a road warrior

DRF | 11 months ago
He was the original jet-setter in racing. “Wayne off the plane” was the cry when trainer D. Wayne Lukas would fly his horses across the country to knock off Grade 1 stakes. Now, he’s grounded, Lukas preferring to hit the road with, as he puts it, “my friends George and Willie.” Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Repole believes his horses belong

DRF | 11 months ago
As a native New Yorker who has been attending races at Aqueduct and Belmont for nearly three decades, owner Mike Repole has made no bones about his desire to win the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Triple Crown ratings on NBC remain high

DRF | 11 months ago
Television ratings for the Triple Crown races have been surprisingly resilient even as U.S. handle totals have cratered and national media outlets have heaped scorn on the sport. Read More...

Belmont Stakes workouts: Orb gallops strongly

DRF | 11 months ago
All 14 3-year-olds entered for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes were on the grounds Wednesday, with Frac Daddy and Golden Soul the last two to arrive from Churchill Downs the previous day. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Post draw, wet weather add variables

DRF | 11 months ago
Weather was on the minds of several trainers Wednesday morning when final entries were taken and post positions drawn for the Belmont. Fourteen were entered in the 1 1/2-mile race, highlighted by Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Oxbow, who won the Preakness. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Orb draws post 5, Oxbow will start from gate 7

DRF | 11 months ago
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew post 5 and Preakness winner Oxbow was assigned post 7 when a field of 14 was entered for the 145th Belmont Stakes on Wednesday morning. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Prado brings longshot touch to Giant Finish

DRF | 11 months ago
Edgar Prado upset the 2002 Belmont on 70-1 shot Sarava and the 2004 Belmont on 34-1 shot Birdstone. Saturday, Prado will make his 11th appearance in the “Test of the Champion” aboard another longshot, Giant Finish. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Lukas enjoying his success at 77

DRF | 11 months ago
As he pursues his 15th Triple Crown race victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes, D. Wayne Lukas has aged well at 77, not just physically but emotionally. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Giant Finish tries to give owner what Big Brown could not deliver

DRF | 11 months ago
After experiencing a giant failure in the Belmont Stakes five years ago, owner Andy Cohen is hoping for a Giant Finish to this year’s Triple Crown. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Always in a Tiz to skip race, run in Easy Goer

DRF | 11 months ago
Always in a Tiz, who likely would have been the longest shot in the field, will skip Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes and instead run in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the day’s undercard, said Anthony Bonomo Jr., racing manager for his parents’ stables. Read More...

Belmont Stakes workouts: Giant Finish, Vyjack put in final works

DRF | 11 months ago
After having their works postponed 24 hours by heavy showers here Monday, Vyjack and Giant Finish became the last two members of this year’s bulky Belmont Stakes field to turn in official trials here following the renovation break Tuesday. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Pletcher will have five runners

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher is ready to mount another assault on the final leg of the Triple Crown, with five likely runners in what is shaping up as a 15-horse field for Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Belmont Stakes workouts: Vyjack, Giant Finish have works postponed by rain

DRF | 11 months ago
Rain, at times extremely heavy, turned what was already expected to be a quiet morning into an even quieter one at Belmont Park for the 11 prospective Belmont Stakes starters on the grounds here Monday. Read More...