Tags ‘Belmont Stakes’

Ride On Curlin still fresh for Belmont

DRF | 1 year ago
After driving through the night from Louisville, Ky., trainer Billy Gowan arrived in New York at around 2 a.m. Tuesday and, shortly thereafter, was reunited with his 3-year-old colt Ride On Curlin. Any fatigue Gowan may have had quickly dissipated after watching Ride On Curlin train over Belmont’s main track in preparation for the June 7 Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Schedule Change Can Make Triple Crown Even Tougher

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Intense Holiday out of Belmont Stakes with injury

DRF | 1 year ago
On a morning when California Chrome had a routine two-mile gallop, five of his would-be challengers for the June 7 Belmont Stakes put in timed workouts at Belmont over tracks that had finally dried out after several days of rain. Unfortunately, one of those horses was injured and will not make the race. Read More...

California Chrome handles wet Belmont track just fine

DRF | 1 year ago
Being based mostly in Southern California, California Chrome had rarely, if ever, seen a wet track. During his Triple Crown run, California Chrome has seen his share of them in Kentucky, Baltimore, and especially here in New York. Read More...

Velazquez picks up mount on Ride On Curlin

DRF | 1 year ago
Preakness runner-up Ride On Curlin will have his third rider in as many Triple Crown races when John Velazquez pilots him in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Danza out of Belmont, to be freshened

DRF | 1 year ago
Danza, the Arkansas Derby winner and third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, trainer Todd Pletcher said Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

Chrome report: California Chrome arrives for Belmont

DRF | 1 year ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, along with Preakness runner-up Ride On Curlin, arrived at Belmont Park just after 10:45 a.m. Tuesday following a van ride of almost five hours from Baltimore. Read More...

California Chrome can wear nasal strip in Belmont

DRF | 1 year ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will be able to wear a nasal strip for the June 7 Belmont Stakes and all horses competing at New York Racing Association tracks will be able to wear them, effectively immediately, according to a press release issued Monday by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read More...

Will New York allow California Chrome to wear nasal strips?

DRF | 1 year ago
The connections of dual classic winner California Chrome will have to meet with the New York stewards to formally request they be able to equip the horse with nasal strips when he bids for the Triple Crown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Ride on Curlin, Social Inclusion set sights on Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
As Ride On Curlin walked behind California Chrome in the shed row of the Pimlico stakes barn Sunday morning, the irony of his place in the pecking order was not lost on trainer Billy Gowan. Read More...

Ride on Curlin, Social Inclusion set sights on Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
As Ride On Curlin walked behind California Chrome in the shed row of the Pimlico stakes barn Sunday morning, the irony of his place in the pecking order was not lost on trainer Billy Gowan. Read More...

Commanding Curve breezes for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Commanding Curve on Friday recorded his first breeze since his runner-up finish in the Kentucky Derby, working a half-mile in 48 4/5 seconds over a “good” track at Churchill Downs as he prepares for the June 7 Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Peter Pan win propels Tonalist to Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
It was a bit of an ugly start, but a good-looking finish for Tonalist, who established himself as a prime contender for the June 7 Belmont Stakes with a four-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at sloppy Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Day entertainment announced

DRF | 1 year ago
LL Cool J, Frank Sinatra Jr., and former New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams headline the musical acts that will perform at the June 7 Belmont Stakes, the New York Racing Association announced on Friday. Read More...

Tonalist finally healthy for Peter Pan Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Christophe Clement will send out the likely favorite, Tonalist, while Jimmy Toner will saddle the main speed of the race in Fabulous Kid in the 1 1/8-mile Peter Pan, the local prep for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for May 10: Picks for Peter Pan, Decathlon, Fury

DRF | 1 year ago
The striking thing about Saturday's Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park is the almost complete lack of early speed. In a total pace play, I’m going with Fabulous Kid, who, barring an unlucky start, will be the lone front runner, and be as loose early as he wants to be. Read More...

Our Caravan heads Peter Pan cast

DRF | 1 year ago
Our Caravan is the only stakes winner among seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday in the Peter Pan, the local prep for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7. Read More...

Candy Boy a candidate for Belmont

DRF | 1 year ago
Candy Boy is a candidate for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7 following a troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs last Saturday. Read More...

Now healthy, Tonalist will start in Saturday’s Peter Pan

DRF | 1 year ago
Trainer Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can catch the last leg of the Triple Crown, the June 7 Belmont Stakes, but must first get a good performance out of the Tapit colt in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont. Read More...

Little Daddy eyes Sir Bear, maybe Belmont

DRF | 1 year 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 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
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Belmont Stakes: Palace Malice puts away Preakness winner Oxbow

DRF | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
The 1993 Belmont Stakes marked a career highlight for Julie Krone, but a sad memory for her good friend Mike Smith. Read More...