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First Ever Pick 5 Carryover Of $254,319 Announced For Sunday Card At Belmont

Sunday’s live racing program at Belmont Park will feature a $254,319 Pick 5 carryover, marking the first such occurrence at Belmont since the low-takeout wager was introduced in 2013. The carryover, worth more than a quarter of a million dollars, is just the second-ever at a New York Racing Association track. The first was on […]

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Belmont Park: Double Pick 6 Carryover Of $76,000 For Friday

The Pick 6 eluded bettors for the second consecutive day Thursday at Belmont Park, triggering a two-day carryover of $76,354 into Friday’s card. A consolation payout of $454.50 was awarded to bettors who had five of six winners. First post at Belmont Park is at 1:30 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Wagering on the […]

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Kendrick Carmouche Recibirá El Premio Mike Venezia 2017

La New York Racing Association (NYRA) anunció que Kendrick Carmouche será galardonado con el Premio Mike Venezia Memorial Award, un prestigioso reconocimiento para jinetes de conducta ejemplar como deportistas y ciudadanos. El Premio Venezia le será entregado a Carmouche en el Memorial Day, 29 de Mayo, en una ceremonia posterior a la tercera carrera de Belmont […]

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Kendrick Carmouche To Receive 2017 Mike Venezia Award

The New York Racing Association has announced Kendrick Carmouche as the 2017 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. The Venezia Award will be presented to Carmouche on Memorial Day, May 29, in a ceremony to follow the third race at Belmont Park. […]

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Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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Unified, Mind Your Biscuits Expected For Rematch In Belmont Sprint Championship

Centennial Farm’s Unified is likely to skip the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Sunday morning at Belmont Park, and will instead take aim at the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, where he’s expected to face multiple Grade 1 […]

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Highway Star Leads New York-Bred Exacta In Ruffian Stakes

Highway Star continued her Belmont Park dominance, gaining the lead in the stretch and outkicking 6-5 favorite Bar of Gold by a half-length to win the 41st running on the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up in the last of four graded stakes on Saturday’s card. Highway Star won for […]

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Derby Fifth-Place Finisher Practical Joke Aiming For Dwyer Stakes

Following a fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Chad Brown reported that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Practical Joke was back and settled in at his barn at Belmont. The 3-year-old Into Mischief colt visited the main track Wednesday morning for a gallop and Brown reported his next start would most likely […]

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Bred By Trainer Weld’s Late Mother, Zhukova Using Belmont Run As ‘Stepping Stone’ To Arc

John D. Murrell’s European invader Zhukova is calm, cool, and collected – and ready to take on the boys in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Man o’ War at Belmont Park, said Mark Weld on Friday morning at Belmont Park. Despite making her first start outside of Europe, Weld, the assistant trainer to his father Dermot, […]

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Stallwalkin’ Dude Returns From Dubai To Win Sunday’s Diablo

David Jacobson and Head of Plains Partners’ Stallwalkin’ Dude scored a determined victory in his first try since finishing a troubled sixth in Dubai’s Group 1 Golden Shaheen, running down a seasoned field for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Diablo for 4-year-olds and up Sunday at Belmont Park. Stallwalkin’ Dude broke inward at […]

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