Tags ‘Belmont Stakes’

Beyer: O’Neill handled himself admirably throughout a difficult Triple Crown run

DRF | 2 years ago
Andrew Beyer Barbbara D. LivingstonTrainer Doug O'Neill (right) and owner Paul Reddam are visibly disappointed as they address the media after scratching I'll Have Another from the Belmont Stakes... Read More...

Hovdey: Sad day for I’ll Have Another, but not a tragic one

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Jay Hovdey Tom KeyserOwner Paul Reddam, I'll Have Another, and trainer Doug O'Neill at the news conference to announce the hors... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Rival trainers react to I’ll Have Another’s scratch

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch ELMONT, N.Y. − While the defection of I’ll Have Another will certainly enhance their chances of winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, trainers Dale Romans, Michael Matz... Read More...

I’ll Have Another’s trainer and owner discuss injury at news conference [Transcript]

DRF | 2 years ago
Comments made by trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam on Friday, June 8, announcing I'll Have Another's injury and retirement one day before attempting to sweep the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Transcript provided by NYRA.read ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Without Triple Crown on the line, NYRA business will take huge hit

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty Forget about the proverbial other shoe. For the beleaguered sport of horse racing, under attack from a variety of quarters, and particularly for the embattled New York Racing Associa... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another’s scratch takes luster out of Triple Crown finale

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another, at Belmont on Wednesday, was scratched from the Belmont Stakes on Friday, leaving the race with a field of 11.ELMONT, N.Y. – The scratch ... Read More...

I’ll Have Another to scratch from Belmont Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another will scratch from Saturday's Belmont Stakes due to injury.ELMONT, N.Y. – I’ll Have Another will scratch from Saturday’s Belm... Read More...

Goodrich recalls the back story of Majestic Prince, Belmont

Wednesday night on Twitter, after following a discussion among fans speculating on I’ll Have Another’s physical condition for the Belmont, I made the following statements about Majestic Prince, the undefeated Derby and Preakness winner of 1... Read More...

Countdown to the Crown: Week 23 – June 8, 2012

DRF | 2 years ago
Jeremy Plonk Countdown to the Crown today completes a seventh season online as one of the most comprehensive handicapper’s scouting reports of the 3-year-old scene. Posted each Friday at DR... Read More...

Amid Drama, History At Stake for I’ll Have Another

The horse racing World talked about the potential for I’ll Have Another to capture the triple crown for the first time in 34 years after his improbable win in the Kentucky Derby on May 5th. His big run down the middle of the stretch to... Read More...

Beyer: Triple Crown is just what racing needs

DRF | 2 years ago
Andrew Beyer Andrew Beyer Barbara D. LivingstonI’ll Have Another goes for the Triple Crown at a time when racing’s business and popula... Read More...

Crist: In Belmont Stakes, odds call for an upsetter

DRF | 2 years ago
Steven Crist Barbara D. LivingstonThe argument can be made that Union Rags, impressive winner of the Champagne last year at 2, has not progressed from his juvenile form. If I'll Have Another ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012 workout reports: Dullahan stands out

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserDullahan impressed with his training ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – A dozen horses will line up for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, but of that gro... Read More...

Tuley: I’ll Have Another’s odds to win Triple Crown settling in at 8-5

DRF | 2 years ago
Dave Tuley Dave Tuley What are the odds that I’ll Have Another completes his sweep of the Triple Crown series? If you ask most peopl... Read More...

I’ll Have Another one lap away from Triple Crown immortality

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman ELMONT, N.Y. – I’ll Have Another was born in Kentucky, received his early training in Florida, began his racing career in California, and has flown to Kentucky, Maryland, ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Van Berg returns to Belmont Park

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg says he can’t remember the last time he was at Belmont Park. Since it was Oct. 6, 1991 – when Fit to Scout finished fifth in the Grade... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Day wagering menu

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Bettors will have ample opportunity to cash a ticket on Saturday’s 13-race card. There will be exactas and trifectas offered in each race. Superfactas, with a 10-cent minimum,... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: From bullring to Belmont, Gutierrez stays cool

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Barbara D. LivingstonMario Gutierrez has shown a knack for adapting to new tracks throughout his career, from Hastings to Hollywood to Churchill to Pimlico.Mario Gutierrez, a stranger ... Read More...

Belmont: Voice of Belmont echoes drama of multiple Triple Crown near-misses

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. – It is now 34 years in the waiting and 12 furlongs to go for racing’s next Triple Crown winner. I’ll Have Another is the 12th horse to try to capture... Read More...

Hovdey: Matz seeking a ‘clean shot’ for Union Rags

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Michael Matz does not want to win the 144th Belmont Stakes with Union Rags just to spoil everyone’s day, even though most of the 100,000 or so showing up at Belmont on Saturday w... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Security barn irks trainers

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserSecurity officials check trainer Doug O’Neill’s supplies Wednesday as I’ll Have Another settles in to the Belmont Stakes detention barn.ELMONT, N.Y. – The requir... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Lukas back at work after injury

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserD. Wayne Lukas sports a nasty wound after being struck by a horse Wednesday.ELMONT, N.Y. - Sporting a 4-inch gash on his left temple, but in good humor over what was a scary... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Azpurua happy in role as outsider with Ravelo’s Boy

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserRavelo's Boy will be making his first start in three months in the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Manny Azpurua will be the first to admit his Ravelo’s Boy is a... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Halls target repeat with My Adonis

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonMy Adonis arrives at Belmont Park on Wednesday for the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – Owners George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly Breen pulled off a Belm... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Dullahan tops cast of Triple Crown spoilers

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserDullahan is the 5-1 second choice on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – On June 9, 2011, Dullahan made his first career start at Churchill Downs.... Read More...

Belmont Stakes tickets get big markup online

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty If you thought tickets were sold out for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, as has been reported, you’d be right. You’d also be so far behind the times you’re planning... Read More...

Pinhookers saw profit, not future star in I’ll Have Another

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Barbara D. LivingstonThe point of buying I'll Have Another as a yearling, say his original owners, was always to resell him for a profit.LEXINGTON, Ky. – It took Victor ... Read More...

Hovdey: Frankel prepared pupil Chad Brown well

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey There is really no way to practice training a horse to run in the Belmont Stakes other than actually running a horse in the Belmont Stakes, which is why Chad Brown, at the ripe old age... Read More...

Jerardi: Uneasy is the jockey trying for the Crown

DRF | 2 years ago
Dick Jerardi After Lemon Drop Kid, Commendable, Sarava, Birdstone, Da’ Tara, and Ruler On Ice, we are all justifiably spooked by the Belmont Stakes, as if it this is a horror movie instead ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another starts from post 11 in 12-horse field

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another will start from post 11 as he seeks a Triple Crown sweep in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – I’ll Have Another drew post 11 ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Cuomo encourages NYRA, union to settle dispute

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the New York Racing Association and the union which represents the track’s maintenance and starting gate crew to settle their differences before Sa... Read More...

Belmont Park: Lukas taken to hospital after being kicked in head by horse

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer D. Wayne Lukas was kicked by his stakes-winning sprinter Hamazing Destiny at Belmont Park on Tuesday afternoon and was taken to a local hospital with a lacerati... Read More...

Belmont 2012: I’ll Have Another’s camp calm

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonBenjamin Perez, foreman for trainer Doug O’Neill, walks I’ll Have Another on Tuesday.ELMONT, N.Y. - A little more than an hour after I'll Have Another com... Read More...

Belmont Stakes live chat with Free, Hersh, King, Privman

DRF | 2 years ago
Join Daily Racing Form handicappers and correspondents Brad Free, Marcus Hersh, Byron King, and Jay Privman for a live handicapping chat this Thursday, June 7, starting at 5 p.m. Eastern. Topics will include the Belmont Stakes and I'll Have Another... Read More...

Belmont Stakes live chat with Andersen, Beer, Illman

DRF | 2 years ago
Join Daily Racing Form handicappers Steve Andersen, Mike Beer, and Dan Illman for a live handicapping chat this Wednesday, June 6, starting at 5 p.m. Eastern. Topics will include the Belmont Stakes and I'll Have Another's bid for the Triple Cro... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Servis advises O’Neill to enjoy the ride

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonJohn Servis has not had a horse run in the Triple Crown series since Smarty Jones won the Derby and Preakness in 2004.BENSALEM, Pa. − John Servis has been... Read More...

Hovdey: For Reddam, a little karma couldn’t hurt in Belmont

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Barbara D. LivingstonPaul Reddam’s support section Saturday will include Beverly Lewis, owner of Silver Charm and Charismatic.Paul Reddam, a racehorse owner of manageable superstitio... Read More...

Beyer: What Belmont history can teach Gutierrez

DRF | 2 years ago
Andrew Beyer Barbara D. LivingstonMario Gutierrez (right), with I’ll Have Another’s trainer, Doug O’Neill, has never ridden at Belmont.When jockey Mario Gutierrez came to Pimlico to ride I&... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Baffert hot at home if not in Triple Crown

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Barbara D. LivingstonBob Baffert went into the week with a double-digit lead in victories over the second-place trainer, John Sadler.INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Ba... Read More...

Triple Crown familiar term around the world

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh When Charles Hatton, the Daily Racing Form columnist, began calling Gallant Fox’s 1930 run through the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes the Triple... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another will not move to detention barn until Wednesday

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman ELMONT, N.Y. - I'll Have Another  will not move to the stakes barn, a detention barn for horses running in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, until Wednesday, just before the dea... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Velazquez liking his chances with Union Rags

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Maggie KimmittUnion Rags, with John Velazquez in the saddle, works five furlongs at the Fair Hill training center on Sunday getting set for the Belmont.ELKTON, Md. – Going bac... Read More...

Union representing NYRA maintenance workers authorizes strike

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. – The union representing approximately 130 to 150 maintenance crew workers for the New York Racing Association – including the starting gate crew – ha... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: O’Neill ‘confident’ ahead of I’ll Have Another’s Triple Crown bid

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Doug O’Neill looks out from a Belmont Park barn on Monday. O’Neill will try to end a 34-year Triple Crown drought on Saturday.ELMONT, N.Y. – For... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Guyana Star Dweej fails to impress in final workout

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan, with jockey Javier Castellano up, was very impressive working four furlongs in 45.82 seconds on Sunday at Belmont Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – Guyana Star ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Racing’s Triple Crown tough to compare with other sports

DRF | 2 years ago
Jacob Luft Barbara D. LivingstonUnlike athletes in other sports, I'll Have Another will have only one shot at horse racing's Triple Crown.The last time a horse won a Triple Crown, Tom Hammond had... Read More...

May 2012 Graded Stakes Winners Recap

The sport of horse racing got a much needed media boost in May with the emergence of Southern California colt I’ll Have Another. His winning streak of four which now includes the Kentucky Derby and Preakness is in the National spotlight as he put himself... Read More...

Beyer: Triple Crown drought result of change in breeding priorities

DRF | 2 years ago
Andrew Beyer Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another (left) and Lava Man ontrack at Belmont Park on Monday, six days before the Belmont Stakes.As I’ll Have Another tries to become racing&rsq... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Dullahan makes fast workout look easy

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another schools Sunday on a beautiful morning at Belmont Park. He followed with a strong one-mile gallop for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - Jo... Read More...