Triple Crown

Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Niall Brennan Stables: Belmont Stakes Toss Or Keep?

With just 24 hours left before the final leg of the Triple Crown, all is thankfully quiet on the Belmont Park backstretch. Nothing left to do but figure out the winner of Saturday’s 151st running of the Belmont Stakes. In this Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick play a game called Toss […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Notes: Everfast ‘Never Has A Bad Day’

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin is the first name that comes to mind for trainer Dale Romans when comparing Grade 1 Belmont Stakes contender Everfast to a human athlete. Known for his speed, Martin is the fifth leading rusher in NFL history and Romans is hopeful that Calumet Farms’ son of Take Charge […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Niall Brennan Stables: Rhythm, Patience And Favorites?

What does it take for a horse to win the 1 1/2-Mile, 12 Furlong “Test of the Champion” Belmont Stakes? A number of things, of course. In this edition of The Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the factors that have propelled recent winners to victory in the third leg of […]

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Pletcher Under The Radar With Intrepid Heart, Spinoff In Bid For Fourth Belmont Win

Trainer Todd Pletcher will have two chances at a fourth Belmont Stakes victory when he sends out Robert and Lawana Low’s Intrepid Heart and Wertheimer and Frere’s Spinoff in Saturday’s race. Both horses galloped 1 ¼ miles over the main track Wednesday and stood in the gate. Pletcher, who won the Belmont with Rags to Riches (2007), Palace Malice (2013) […]

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Master Fencer Puts In Final Breeze With Leparoux, Who Has Strong Bond With Japanese Shipper

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, an eye-catching sixth in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.21 under Julien Leparoux on Wednesday morning in his final prep for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets slated for Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. The Japanese-bred son of Just […]

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War Of Will’s Preakness Win Could Add To Casse’s Hall Of Fame Resume

There were 600-plus miles separating David Carroll from his boss as he sat in his Kentucky home on the evening of May 18. But as the veteran horseman watched the middle leg of the Triple Crown reach its conclusion on NBC, the same grateful narrative rolled through both his mind and that trainer Mark Casse […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Niall Brennan Stables: Back In The Big Apple

With no Triple Crown on the line and following the first Kentucky Derby race disqualification in 145 years, there’s little chance the Belmont Stakes will match that kind of drama in the 151st edition on Saturday. But the “Test of the Champion” is still a great race in America’s most famous city on one of […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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War Of Will ‘Acted Fine’ When Pair Of Horses Got Loose During Belmont Training Session

Trainer Mark Casse’s pair of contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets paddock schooled before heading to the Belmont Park main track Tuesday morning. Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will and Grade 3 Peter Pan runner-up Sir Winston were sent to Big Sandy from the paddock shortly before 9 […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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