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A Camera in Every Stall? Merging Derby Security and Marketing

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DRF Breeding Hot Sire of the Week: Dixie Union

DRF | 1 year ago
Patrick Reed Tony Leonard photo/courtesy Lane's EndDixie Union read more Read More...

Union Rags and The Factor get first mares in foal

DRF | 1 year ago
DRF Breeding Staff 0 Two mares have been confirmed in foal to classic winner Union Rags, who is standing his first season at stud at Lane&... Read More...

Syndication: Coping with a changing market for seasons and shares

DRF | 1 year ago
Glenye Cain Oakford 0 Photo by ZUnion Rags at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., where he stands as the property of a syndicate. The wi... Read More...

Cream of last season’s 3-year-old crop now standing at stud

DRF | 1 year ago
Joe Nevills 0 If a poll were taken asking participants to describe last year’s crop of 3-year-olds in one word, a popular response m... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: I’ll Have Another embodied season of defections, debate

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonView SlideshowMay 19: I'll Have Another (left) runs down Bodemeister again to win the Preakness.I&rsquo... Read More...

Injuries take their toll on 3-year-old stars

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Emily ShieldsI'll Have Another, this year's Derby and Preakness winner, in the paddock before the Belmont Stakes on June 9.... 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...

Bodemeister will miss Haskell due to temperature

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserBodemeister will miss a planned start in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park due to a temperature.The other shoe dropped on the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Su... Read More...

Union Rags should recover fully, but his racing future has yet to be decided

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags has a "small lesion”of his high suspensory ligament in his left foreleg, according to his veterinarian.While Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags won&r... Read More...

Union Rags works five furlongs as Matz points him to Haskell

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserUnion Rags is on target for the Haskell but his rider, John Velazquez, is sidelined by a broken collarbone.Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags worked five furlongs in 1:00.60... Read More...

Breeder of Union Rags rewarded for good instincts, persistence

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Michael AmorusoOwner Phyllis Wyeth, in the winner's circle following Union Rags's victory in the Belmont Stakes, authorized Russell Jones to spend $390,000 to reacquire the co... 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...

Trip Notes: Belmont Stakes, Manhattan Handicap, Whittingham Handicap, and more

DRF | 2 years ago
Michael Hammersly Saturday, June 9, 2012 Belmont Parkread more Read More...

Union Rags Exits Belmont Stakes in Good Order

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Union Rags, winner of Saturday’s 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, was a happy horse Sunday morning. The hero of the Belmont Stakes was back home in Michael Matz’s barn at the Fair Hill training center in Elkton, Md., the tra... 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...

Union Rags Proves Best in Thrilling Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Union Rags, the hard-luck colt who finished a troubled seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1), avenged the defeat in grand fashion on Saturday in the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes (G1). The Belmont lost some of its luster on Friday with the announcem... 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Post Positions Drawn for Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Post positions for Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont Stakes were drawn on Wednesday at Belmont Park. I’ll Have Another, attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Florida-bred Affirmed in 1978, drew post position No. 11 ... 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...

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...

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...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Union Rags impresses Velazquez on Sunday with powerful work at Fair Hill

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Maggie Kimmitt Union Rags and John Velazquez work alongside Roddickton at Fair Hill on Sunday. Union Rags went five furlongs in 58.50, impressing Velazquez.ELKTON, Md. - As John Vel... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Contenders Expected to Breeze on Sunday

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
With the main track listed as sloppy following overnight rain, no Belmont Stakes contenders worked out at Belmont Park on Saturday. Instead, the majority of the field will have their final breezes on Sunday, according to NYRA Press. Dullahan had a leis... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Union Rags, Dullahan among those to have works postponed on Saturday

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonStreet Life trains at Belmont Park on Saturday. He had his work postponed because of the wet track.ELMONT, N.Y. – Five of the 11 likely starters in next Sat... Read More...

Union Rags again: Unlucky or does he have curse of Gorytus?

What’s a Gorytus? A Gorytus is a case for holding arrows. Who’s Gorytus? He was a gorgeous physical specimen by Nijinsky out of Glad Rags, trained by Dick Hern for Alice duPont Mills in England. Gorytus won his first two starts at 2 in a ma... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Matz hoping Union Rags has ‘clear chance to run’

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman It is with a mixture of frustration, hope, and envy that Michael Matz prepares Union Rags to take on I’ll Have Another in the 144th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. Fru... Read More...

2012 Preakness: Matz still haunted by Union Rags’s slow start

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonAs the horses passed the finish line the first time in the Kentucky Derby, Union Rags was already in trouble, sitting 18th of 20 horses.ELKTON, Md. – The ... Read More...

Photos: Kentucky Derby 2012, start to finish

DRF | 2 years ago
Photos from the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, show how the race unfolded. Union Rags gets pinched between Dullahan and the No. 3 horse, Take Charge Indy, at the start of the 138th Kentucky Derby and was never able to recover.... Read More...

Trip Notes: Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Kentucky Oaks, and more

DRF | 2 years ago
Michael Hammersly Friday, May 4, 2012 Churchill Downsread more Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Matz calls Union Rags’s race a disaster

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags, with Julien Leparoux riding, finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the morning of Feb. 27, less than 24 hours after Union ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Starters spend Friday morning jogging, galloping

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch LOUISVILLE, Ky. - All 20 prospective starters in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby visited the racetrack on Friday morning for a variety of training activity that ranged from a very eas... Read More...