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Cobra Farm carries classic legacy

DRF | 4 months ago
Twisted Tom will be the first horse to carry Cobra Farm's colors in the Belmont Stakes. However, the historic property, and the people currently behind it, have already played a role in some major moments in the history of the last and longest American classic. Read More...

Guaranteed pools, daily doubles dot Friday and Saturday cards

DRF | 4 months ago
There are a number of guaranteed wagering pools at Belmont Park this Friday and Saturday, and a pair of two-day daily doubles linking major stakes. Read More...

Belmont Clocker: Senior Investment, Epicharis continue to train well

DRF | 4 months ago
The two final works for this year's Belmont were turned in here early Tuesday morning, maintenance-type breezes by Senior Investment and Epicharis. Read More...

Freshness key factor for four new shooters in Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Epicharis, Hollywood Handsome, Meantime, and Twisted Tom are the “new shooters” Saturday in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Each is making his first start in a Triple Crown race, against horses who have been battling it out in either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness, or both, as is the case with Lookin At Lee. Read More...

Despite loss of Connect, Pompa enjoying big year

DRF | 4 months ago
While he lost the favorite for the Met Mile when Connect was injured, Pompa Pompa Jr. will still have two runners in the race with Rally Cry and Tommy Macho, and will also be represented in Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational with Send It In. Read More...

Classic Empire to miss Belmont Stakes with hoof abscess

DRF | 4 months ago
Classic Empire, who would have been the favorite in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, is out of the race owing to an abscess in his right front hoof, trainer Mark Casse said Wednesday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Could Belmont Run By Epicharis Be Start Of Something Big For NYRA?

The New York Racing Association hopes Epicharis' participation in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday will help to usher in a new era of regular appearances by Japan-based horses in its major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Classic Empire shedding ‘bad boy’ image

DRF | 4 months ago
Reputations die hard, and Classic Empire’s exploits will cling to him indefinitely, but the fact of the matter is the bad boy appears to have transformed into a polite, dutiful youngster over the last couple months. Read More...

Highway Star the David to Songbird’s Goliath in Ogden Phipps

DRF | 4 months ago
Trainer Rodrigo Ubillo will send out his overachieving, underrated New York-bred filly Highway Star against the mighty Songbird in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Saturday at Belmont Park. Read More...

McPeek not afraid to take a swing with Senior Investment

DRF | 4 months ago
Ken McPeek, who won the 2002 Belmont Stakes with 70-1 shot Sarava, saddles Senior Investment on Saturday in an attempt to win his second American classic. Read More...

Hovdey: The California roots of Rags to Riches

DRF | 4 months ago
The slyly named Rags to Riches was born to privilege, raised in luxury, and sold at a $1.9 million premium to the House of Coolmore, as represented by Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Rooting for such a filly to succeed seemed on a par with hoping the next line of Ferraris would be fast, or that Bank of America might have a good year. If ever a model was built not to fail. Read More...

Belmont Doings: Gormley would make it 13

DRF | 4 months ago
The Belmont Stakes won't have the Kentucky Derby winner or the Preakness winner, but it won't have a shortage of entries, with a bulky field of 12 or 13 set to contest the last and longest leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday here at Belmont Park. Read More...

Irish War Cry ready as he can be for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
After he finished 10th as the second choice in the Kentucky Derby, some are curious if the real Irish War Cry will show up Saturday in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes. There are reasons to believe he will run to his ability. Read More...

Possible Triple Crown sweep for first-crop sires

DRF | 4 months ago
This spring has been a major one in making the careers of young stallions whose first foals are the 3-year-olds of 2017. First, Always Dreaming, from the first crop of classic-placed Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, captured the Kentucky Derby. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing struck in the Preakness Stakes for Maclean's Music, brilliant winner of his only start. Read More...

Belmont Doings: Going from Derby to Belmont, once a rare move, has become commonplace

DRF | 4 months ago
Five horses in the Belmont Stakes ran in the Kentucky Derby but skipped the Preakness – a schedule that is becoming more and more common. Read More...

Albarado back just in time to warm up for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Robby Albarado is named to ride two races Thursday at Churchill Downs – Dear Elaine in the fourth and Curlins Vow in the seventh – marking his return from yet another layoff. Read More...

Lookin At Lee works four furlongs in Belmont Stakes prep

DRF | 4 months ago
If his workout Sunday at Belmont Park was any indication, Lookin At Lee remains strong following a pretty demanding 3-year-old campaign. Under pristine conditions Sunday, Lookin At Lee worked four furlongs in 48.42 seconds over the Belmont Park main track, with a final quarter of 23.90 in preparation for Saturday’s 149th Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Watchmaker: Hat tip to NYRA for creating Belmont Stakes Day

DRF | 4 months ago
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes field will not have the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness winner. In the old days, that would have made Belmont Day a dud. But with eight other stakes races, five of them Grade 1s, two with seven-figure purses, and with a total stakes disbursement on the day of $7.2 million, Belmont Day is now the strongest day in North American racing next to the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Take These Chains, Conquest Babayaga to meet in Intercontinental

DRF | 4 months ago
Neither Take These Chains nor Conquest Babayaga has ever lost while in the care of trainer Chad Brown. That is likely to change Thursday as Take These Chains and Conquest Babayaga were two of 11 horses entered Saturday for Thursday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Intercontinental Stakes. Read More...

Belmont Clocker: Meantime, Twisted Tom put in final Belmont Stakes works

DRF | 4 months ago
A couple of new faces to this year’s Triple Crown, Meantime and Twisted Tom, put in their final works for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, both working after the renovation break over a main track that seemed to have tightened up a bit following a brief shower that passed through shortly after 7:30 a.m. Read More...

2017 Belmont Stakes news, recaps

DRF | 4 months ago
The following is a list of DRF resources and content related to the Belmont Stakes card at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Read More...

Belmont Clocker: Tapwrit stronger than stablemate Patch

DRF | 4 months ago
Todd Pletcher-trained stablemates Patch and Tapwrit worked five furlongs together on Friday for the Belmont Stakes, with Tapwrit looking much the best Read More...

Belmont Doings: Classic Empire puts in (mostly) routine work

DRF | 4 months ago
Classic Empire, the likely favorite for the Belmont Stakes next Saturday, breezed a half-mile in 50.40 seconds early Friday over a fast Churchill Downs surface. Read More...

Mike Ryan’s fingerprints all over recent classic winners

DRF | 4 months ago
Chad Brown was on a plane back to his barn at Belmont Park just hours after saddling his first classic winner, Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing. Meanwhile, Mike Ryan, whom Brown credited with discovering Cloud Computing, was hard at work back in Maryland, looking for the next star. Read More...

Conquest Mo Money headed to Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Conquest Mo Money, who was supplemented to the final two legs of the Triple Crown for $150,000 before he finished seventh in the Preakness, has been taken out of consideration for the Belmont Stakes and will run instead in the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 10, co-owner Tom McKenna said Thursday. Read More...

Hill likes Senior Investment’s closing kick

DRF | 4 months ago
While the focus of the Preakness Stakes was rightfully on the stretch duel between Cloud Computing and Classic Empire – as well as the disappointing finish by Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming – the performance of third-place finisher Senior Investment may have gotten overlooked. Read More...

Ortiz brings winning touch to Lookin At Lee

DRF | 4 months ago
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. will be back in the Triple Crown picture in the 149th Belmont Stakes when he rides Lookin At Lee, the Kentucky Derby runner-up in the Test of the Champion. Read More...

It’s official: Cloud Computing will skip Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Trainer Chad Brown on Sunday morning confirmed that Preakness winner Cloud Computing would skip the 149th Belmont Stakes on June 10. Read More...

Sharp Azteca, War Story prep for Belmont Stakes Day races

DRF | 4 months ago
Sharp Azteza, most recently third in the $1 million Godolphin Mile, is being pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. War Story, who was beaten a half-length last out when third in the Charles Town Classic, is targeting the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational. Read More...

Belmont clocker: Meantime pulls away from workmate

DRF | 4 months ago
Nearly 250 horses found their way onto the work tabs over the Belmont Park main and training tracks on Saturday, three of whom – Meantime, Patch, and Tapwrit – are likely to find themselves in the starting gate two weeks down the road in Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Tapwrit, Patch among Belmont Stakes prospects putting in works

DRF | 4 months ago
Having confirmed that Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes and return this summer, trainer Todd Pletcher on Saturday began focusing on the third leg of the Triple Crown with Tapwrit and Patch, his two potential starters for the 149th Belmont on June 10. Read More...

Belmont Doings: Local knowledge lands Irad Ortiz mount on Lookin At Lee

DRF | 4 months ago
Last year, trainer Steve Asmussen tabbed Irad Ortiz Jr. to ride Creator in the Belmont Stakes, and the locally based rider gave the horse a flawless ride to beat Destin by a nose. On Friday, Asmussen confirmed that Ortiz will ride Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Classic Empire has first jog since Preakness

DRF | 4 months ago
Classic Empire returned to training for the first time since his gutsy runner-up finish in the May 20 Preakness by jogging around the Churchill Downs oval early Friday morning under the watchful eye of Norman Casse. Read More...

The Friday Show: Back To Congress, Belmont Shrinking?

A pair of Congressmen reintroduced the Horseracing Integrity Act this week, a bill designed to implement uniform oversight of medication in horse racing. This is the second iteration of the bill, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

DRF’s Privman, Newsday’s McNamara win Hirsch writing awards

DRF | 4 months ago
Jay Privman, national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, and Ed McNamara of Newsday were named the winners of the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award, recognizing the best in print and Internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. Read More...

Epicharis preparing for long trip to New York for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Epicharis, the Japanese-based runner who will contest the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 10, entered quarantine in Japan on Thursday at the Miho Training Center. He must be isolated for one week before shipping to New York on June 1. Read More...

Belmont Doings: Classic Empire, Japanese invader Epicharis likely to run

DRF | 4 months ago
There will be no Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes, and it's likely the race won't have the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner. But what it will have is the unluckiest horse in this year's Triple Crown, Classic Empire, as well as international intrigue with the Japanese invader Epicharis. Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: Preakness Aftermath

It's not supposed to be easy, this Triple Crown thing. Yes, there was plenty of disappointment to go around when Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming chucked it at the top of the stretch, but what a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Haskell better fit for Timeline than Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Timeline, who remained undefeated from three starts with a 3 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Peter Pan, has the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 30 as his main summer target, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday morning. Read More...

Gormley, Irap point to Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Gormley and Irap, graded stakes winners in April but unplaced in the Kentucky Derby, are candidates for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 10, their trainers said Friday. Read More...

Timeline, Take Your Guns audition for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
Timeline and Take Your Guns are two of six 3-year-olds entered to run in the Grade 3, $200,000 Peter Pan, the traditional local prep for the Belmont, the third leg of the Triple Crown, which will be run June 10. Read More...

Epicharis will travel from Japan for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 5 months ago
Epicharis, the Japanese-bred 3-year-old who would have been eligible to run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, was confirmed as a starter for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 10, it was announced late Tuesday night. Read More...

Coming Soon: NYRA Now, A Bold New Step Into Digital Future By New York Racing Association

The New York Racing Association soon will be unveiling a new digital platform/application, NYRA Now, that will provide an unprecedented menu of live and on-demand video options for horseplayers and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty?

Alas, the 2016 Triple Crown season is over, and unlike last year when one horse convincingly captured all three races in a historic run, three different horses took the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Random Observations From A Triple Crown Notebook

It takes a very good horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont.  It takes a great one to win all three races. We witnessed greatness in 2015. Sometimes, when there's not much separation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Ortiz flaunts talent in Belmont Stakes ride

DRF | 1 year ago
Irad Ortiz Jr., 23, won his first American classic on Saturday, giving Creator a flawless ride to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Ortiz rallied Creator from 10th position to nip Destin by a nose in the final stride. A day later, Ortiz was still living in the moment. Read More...

Creator’s dam represents Peru

DRF | 1 year ago
A Peruvian-bred horse has never won a Grade 1 event in the United States, but the South American nation has made a major impact on some of the Northern Hemisphere's biggest events through outstanding broodmares. The latest example came when Creator, out of Peruvian champion Morena, nosed out Destin to win the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Asmussen can’t get enough of watching Creator win Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen won his first Belmont Stakes on Saturday, and he kept wanting to relive the moment over and over Saturday night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning. “I woke up every 15 minutes to watch the replay,” Asmussen said at his Belmont Park barn Sunday morning. Read More...

Belmont Stakes TV ratings decline

DRF | 1 year ago
The two-hour broadcast of the Belmont Stakes on NBC Saturday drew a 4.3 rating, the network said Sunday, down 6.5 percent from the rating of the same broadcast in 2013, when no Triple Crown was on the line as well. Read More...

Watchmaker: Second half of season holds intrigue

DRF | 1 year ago
Although we don’t have another Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah to celebrate, Creator’s victory in the Belmont Stakes does set up an interesting second half of the year for this group of 3-year-olds. Read More...