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Belmont Stakes workouts: Orb looks sharp in half-mile move

DRF | 11 months ago
As expected, Sunday morning proved to be a long and busy one on the Belmont Stakes watch. The action started with Vyjack the moment the main track opened at 5:30 and didn’t end until Incognito completed his work over at the training track almost 4 1/2 hours later. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Orb ready to roll after solid half-mile workout

DRF | 11 months ago
If there was any doubt about Orb’s starting status for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes – and there really wasn’t – it was removed early Sunday morning when the Kentucky Derby winner worked a solid half-mile in 48.30 seconds over a lightning-quick main track at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes workouts: Always in a Tiz shakes off the rust

DRF | 11 months ago
Belmont Stakes prospect Always in a Tiz, who has not raced in two months or worked in five weeks, made a good impression during a Saturday morning workout at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Always in a Tiz looks ready after work

DRF | 11 months ago
The road to the Kentucky Derby for Always in a Tiz was full of potholes. A troubled trip in one prep, a disdain for a sloppy track in another, and an absolute debacle in a third kept the horse from making it to the Run for the Roses. The connections of Always in a Tiz are hopeful their winter – and early spring – of discontent are behind their 3-year-old and are hoping for a dramatic change of fortune in the 145th Belmont Stakes to be run next Saturday. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Frac Daddy could be entered in race

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Ken McPeek revealed Saturday that he is seriously considering entering Frac Daddy in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Stevens wants to get reacquainted with tricky track

DRF | 11 months ago
Having not ridden at Belmont Park since 2005, Gary Stevens – who rides Preakness winner Oxbow in Saturday’s 145th Belmont Stakes – said he is coming to New York early to reacquaint himself with the 1 1/2-mile oval. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Sunday workouts will set the stage

DRF | 11 months ago
A pivotal morning looms at Belmont Park on Sunday, as several leading contenders for the 145th Belmont Stakes next Saturday, including Kentucky Derby winner Orb and all of trainer Todd Pletcher’s prospective runners, are scheduled for their final workouts. Read More...

Pletcher May Bring Girl Power to Belmont

In addition to three confirmed Belmont Stakes starters in Palace Malice, Revolutionary, and Overanalyze, trainer Todd Pletcher may be sending a filly to the 1 1⁄2-mile contest. Unlimited Budget... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Incognito joins lineup

DRF | 11 months ago
Incognito, the fifth-place finisher in the Peter Pan Stakes on May 11, has been confirmed as a starter for the Belmont, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Thursday. He will be transferred from Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Stable to his Godolphin Racing operation and will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. Read More...

Belmont Stakes workouts: Golden Soul puts in efficient drill

DRF | 11 months ago
The road to the final leg of this year’s Triple Crown, from the standpoint of Daily Racing Form clocker reports, starts at the same place this whole journey first began, at Churchill Downs, where three potential Belmont Stakes starters including Preakness winner Oxbow worked Thursday morning. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Golden Soul, Oxbow, Will Take Charge work at Churchill Downs

DRF | 11 months ago
Any hints of concern that something might be amiss with Golden Soul quickly evaporated in the Thursday morning heat when the Kentucky Derby runner-up worked a sharp five furlongs at Churchill Downs in preparing for the June 8 Belmont Stakes. Read More...

2013 Belmont Stakes Field, Odds

DRF | 11 months ago
Field for the 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8, with Daily Racing Form contender profiles and odds by Mike Watchmaker. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice impresses Pletcher with work

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher’s prospective list of Belmont Stakes starters went from six to five Monday, but he certainly couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about the way at least two of them worked on a glorious spring morning at Belmont Park. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Golden Soul on hold

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart decided on Saturday to wait at least one more day to breeze his Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Golden Soul on hold

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart decided on Saturday to wait at least one more day to breeze his Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Golden Soul on hold

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart decided on Saturday to wait at least one more day to breeze his Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Napravnik to ride Code West for Baffert

DRF | 11 months ago
Rosie Napravnik will seek to join Julie Krone as the only female jockeys to have won the Belmont Stakes. She will ride Code West in the Belmont on June 8, trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Orb’s strong gallop has McGaughey wanting to run

DRF | 11 months ago
Kentucky Derby winner Orb galloped a strong mile Thursday morning at Belmont Park, pleasing trainer Shug McGaughey, who said that if things continue to go well, he would like to run Orb in the Belmont Stakes on June 8. Read More...

So Who Are the Top Three Year Olds in 2013?

It’s been an interesting ride from the beginning of the year, along the Derby trail and now 2/3 the way through the Triple Crown. With the incredible run by Orb in the Kentucky Derby, then the upset win by Oxbow in the Preakness Stakes it... Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Giant Finish joins field, gets enthusiastic endorsement from Dutrow

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Tony Dutrow confirmed that Giant Finish would run in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 8 and said he is definitely on board with this move. Read More...

Belmont Stakes security protocols similar to last year

DRF | 11 months ago
Horses competing in the June 8 Belmont Stakes will be subject to out-of-competition blood testing and 24-hour security beginning three days before the race but will be allowed to remain in their own barn as part of security measures announced Tuesday by racing authorities. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Pletcher may saddle four contenders or more

DRF | 11 months ago
After running five horses in the Kentucky Derby and none in the Preakness, trainer Todd Pletcher is preparing another small army for the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Oxbow, Orb among 15 under consideration

DRF | 11 months ago
The upset victory by Oxbow in the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico extinguished the Triple Crown chances of Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner. Yet while the Belmont Stakes on June 8 at Belmont Park won’t have the drama of a Triple Crown bid, it could very well match up Oxbow and Orb, as well as prominent runners from the Derby who skipped the Preakness, and a filly. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Oxbow, Orb might meet again in New York

DRF | 11 months ago
Oxbow, the winner of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, left Pimlico Race Course early Sunday morning, and a couple of hours later, so too did Orb, who won the Kentucky Derby and was fourth in the Preakness. But there is a good chance they could meet again June 8 in the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. Read More...

Belmont Park: Freedom Child romps in Peter Pan slop; Belmont Stakes next

DRF | 11 months ago
Despite an awkward start, Freedom Child quickly shot to the front under Luis Saez and romped to a 13 1/4-length victory in the Peter Panover a sloppy Belmont Park main track on Saturday. Read More...

Belmont Park: Peter Pan a Belmont Stakes tryout for Infinite Magic – 1368132506

DRF | 11 months ago
Absent from the Kentucky Derby for the first time in three years, Team Valor International holds out some hope for making the Belmont Stakes with recent acquisition Infinite Magic, who runs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Park: Peter Pan a Belmont Stakes tryout for Infinite Magic

DRF | 11 months ago
Absent from the Kentucky Derby for the first time in three years, Team Valor International holds out some hope for making the Belmont Stakes with recent acquisition Infinite Magic, who runs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Park: Peter Pan may reveal whether Saint Vigeur gets shot at Belmont Stakes

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Chad Brown sends out Saint Vigeur in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes, a wide-open race that could yield a starter or two for the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. Read More...

Belmont: Peter Pan first stakes test for Incognito

DRF | 12 months ago
Coming off an adventurous entry-level allowance victory at Aqueduct four weeks ago, Incognito makes his stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park with an eye toward the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Churchill Downs notes: Golden Soul eyes Belmont Stakes

DRF | 12 months ago
While his former boss, trainer D. Wayne Lukas, and other colleagues make plans for Pimlico, trainer Dallas Stewart is enjoying the afterglow of a Derby in which he saddled the longshot runner-up, Golden Soul. Read More...

Belmont Park: Pletcher fillies possible for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 12 months ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher won the 2007 Belmont Stakes with the filly Rags to Riches. He may try to do it again with Unlimited Budget and/or Dreaming of Julia, the third- and fourth-place finishers in last Friday’s Kentucky Oaks. Read More...

Union Rags officially retired, will stand at stud in 2013

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Union Rags has been retired from racing because of the suspensory injury that was diagnosed a month after the colt won the June 9 Belmont Stakes. Russell Jones, a longtime racing mana... Read More...

Belmont Stakes television rating up 12 percent

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty The final rating for the race portion of the Belmont Stakes broadcast on NBC on Saturday was a 4.8 with an 11 share, according to the network. The rating was up 12 percent compared t... Read More...

Union Rags has second half to burnish 3-year-old championship credentials

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, winner of the Belmont Stakes under jockey John Velazquez, will make his next start in either the Jim Dandy or Haskell.Although Union Rags and I’ll Have Ano... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags will rest until Jim Dandy or Haskell

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, with jockey John Velazquez, will get a brief vacation before preparing for his next start in late July at either Saratoga or Monmouth Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – U... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: NBC’s overnight ratings for race telecast jump 13 percent

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty The overnight rating for the race portion of the Belmont Stakes broadcast on NBC on Saturday evening was a 5.4, up 13 percent over the rating last year, according to the network. Sha... Read More...

Union Rags Back on Top with Belmont Stakes Win

Union Rags wins the Belmont Stakes! Has he come full circle? Well, not quite. However it is very close. Last year, The Michael Matz trained colt broke his maiden first time out at Delaware Park. Won the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) at Saratoga... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Handle rises dramatically over last year

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty Business figures for this year’s Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park posted across-the-board gains compared to last year’s Belmont, according to figures distributed late Satur... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Velazquez in right place at right time to pick up mount on Union Rags

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonJohn Velazquez celebrates after winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Union Rags.ELMONT, N.Y. - Traditionally, the nation’s premier jockeys and their agents wou... Read More...

Hovdey: Belmont Stakes provides consolation, big and small

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags (right) gets through on the rail to defeat Paynter in the closing yards of the 144th Belmont Stakes.In the jam-packed aisle of the Belmont Park box seat... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Smith takes the blame for Paynter’s defeat

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserJockey Mike Smith finished second in the Belmont Stakes aboard Paynter. He finished second in all three legs of this year's Triple Crown.ELMONT, N.Y. – Mike Smith to... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Complete order of finish

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Staff 144th Belmont Stakes order of finish 1. Union Rags 2. Paynter 3. Atigun 4. Street Life 5. Five Sixteen 6. Unstoppable U 7. Dullahan 8. My Adonis 9. Ravelo’s Boy 10. Optimizer 11. ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags rallies along rail to defeat Paynter

DRF | 2 years ago
Dave Litfin Tom KeyserUnion Rags (right), with John Velazquez up, gets by Paynter and Mike Smith to win the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – Union Rags, the only Grade 1 dirt winner in the fie... Read More...

I’ll Have Another’s team shows no bitterness

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Doug O'Neill leads I'll Have Another away from Friday's press conference announcing the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner's retirement.ELMONT, N.Y. &n... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012 updated odds

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Staff Odds updated as of 3:10 p.m. Eastern Win pool: $3,361,022 1. Street Life, 9-1 2. Unstoppable U, 10-1 3. Union Rags, 5-2 4. Atigun, 20-1 5. Dullahan, 3-1 6. Ravelo's Boy, 25-1 7. Fiv... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Live odds

DRF | 2 years ago
Belmont Stakes: Live odds, Daily Double, and Exacta will-pays Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another will not lead post parade, winner’s circle retirement ceremony planned

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch ELMONT, N.Y. - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another will have a ceremonial retirement in the Belmont Park winner’s circle prior to Saturday’s 144th ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Dullahan 9-5 favorite in early betting

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. - With the scratch of I’ll Have Another from Saturday’s 144th Belmont Stakes, Dullahan has inherited the favorite’s role after the early wagering at B... Read More...

Belmont Stakes-Brooklyn daily double shows Dullahan slight favorite over Union Rags

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. - The scratch of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another from Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will likely leave Dullahan as the favorite for the thi... Read More...