Paulick Report Staff

Aidan O’Brien Considering Four-Strong Contingent For Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival

Champion European trainer Aidan O’Brien may hold a strong hand in this year’s Stars & Stripes Festival on Saturday, July 8, with as many as four contenders currently holding invites for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby and Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitationals, both for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles on the […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Works ‘As Easy A :58 As There’ll Ever Be’

Multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits emerged fromFriday’s bullet breeze in good shape as he nears his stateside return in the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship during the Stars & Stripes Festival on July 8, trainer Chad Summers reported Saturday morning. A three-length winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan […]

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Six Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers On Tap For Belmont’s Fall Championship Meet

The 38-day fall championship meet at Belmont Park will feature six Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers held over two weekends. In all, 42 stakes worth more than $10.1 million will be offered during the meet, which runs from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, October 29. A pair of “Win and You’re In” races […]

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Ballagh ‘Rocks’ Father’s Day Poker Stakes At Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks picked up the first stakes win of his career with a hard-fought score over even-money favorite Projected in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up on the Widener turf on Father’s Day Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Jose Lezcano, Ballagh Rocks settled close to the pace on the outside of […]

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Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Second Half Of NYRA’s Saturday Card

Following unexpectedly heavy rain in the New York City metro area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) was forced to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park following the third race on Saturday, June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants. Simulcasting at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open through […]

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Richard Migliore Announces His Departure From NYRA

Retired champion jockey and current NYRA TV Racing Analyst Richard Migliore announced today that he is leaving his position at NYRA TV following the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival on July 8. Migliore has worked for NYRA since 2011, following a distinguished career as a jockey based mostly on the NYRA circuit. “I’d like to […]

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Brown To Saddle Three Contenders In Grade 3 Poker

Belmont Park will celebrate Father’s Day with a variety of “dad-friendly” activities on tap to join a special 10-race live racing program on Sunday, anchored by the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on the turf. Trainer Chad Brown will be represented by a trio of contenders in the 32nd […]

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Brown, Castellano, Klaravich Earn Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Titles

Chad Brown, Javier Castello and Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence earned top honors in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship presented by NYRA Bets for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first […]

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Irish War Cry Haskell-Bound After ‘Gutsy’ Effort In Belmont Stakes

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, a gutsy second as the favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, exited the race in good order and will be pointed to the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational July 30 at Monmouth Park. Graham Motion checked in on the multiple Grade 2 winner early Sunday morning before heading back to […]

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Pletcher On Tapwrit’s Belmont Victory: ‘It Was A Great Win For The Whole Team’

A relaxed and happy Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that Tapwrit, commanding winner of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, and third-place finisher Patch exited their efforts in Saturday’s 1 ½-mile race in “excellent shape.” “I was really pleased with their energy level,” said the trainer. “It was a great […]

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