Triple Crown

Derby, Preakness winners make Belmont compelling

Instead of being energized by another attempt to end a 32-year Triple Crown drought, the racing world is looking at something less compelling but intriguing nonetheless in next Saturday’s 143rd Belmont Stakes:  Derby winner vs. Preakness winner. “There’s still plenty to get excited about with an anticipated rubber match,” says Dan Silver, the New York […]

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Shackleford a go for Belmont

Press Release Preakness winner Shackleford worked five furlongs in 1:00.30 at Belmont Park on Saturday morning, after which trainer Dale Romans announced that he will run in the 143rd renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. “As long as he comes out of the work good he will run,” Romans […]

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NJ woman wins Belmont Stakes prize package

Press Release Kristi Wierzbicki of Bayonne , N.J. was selected as the winner of the Belmont Stakes Prize Package for two which includes transportation, hotel accommodations, and premium tickets for the June 11 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park . Wierzbicki, whose name was selected from 11,299 entrants, and one other person will be driven by […]

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Belmont Park notes 6/3: Nehro arrives, weekend works lined up

Here are the latest notes on the Belmont 143 contenders, as provided by Belmont Park Friday afternoon: Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro arrived at trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn early this morning after an overnight van ride from Churchill Downs and will likely breeze early Monday morning for the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million […]

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Tammaro: Belmont myths and rules

At his racing blog, Nick Tammaro goes over a few myths and realities about the Belmont Stakes, based on recent history.  For example, he suggests handicappers be cautious with Preakness runners: “You may find it surprising but the combined record of horses who were exiting the Preakness Stakes in the last ten years is a […]

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Belmont post draw to be streamed online

Press Release In addition to the coverage provided by the MSG television network, video of Wednesday’s post position draw for the 143rd running of the June 11, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes will be streamed live on BelmontStakes.com at the following link: http://www.belmontstakes.com/livestream/ The MSG broadcast, hosted by NYRA TV’s Jason Blewitt and with contributions from […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Belmont longshots?

In this week’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham discuss the latest developments in the field for Belmont 143 and talk about potential longshots to consider.  Click below to watch.

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Privman, Fountaine win award for 2010 Belmont coverage

Press Release Ed Fountaine of the New York Post and Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form earned top honors as The New York Racing Association, Inc., (NYRA) announced the winners of the second annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 142nd running of the Belmont […]

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Connections of top Belmont contenders exude confidence

The connections of three of the top contenders for the 143rd Belmont Stakes seem very pleased with the way their colts are coming into the June 11th race.  On a media teleconference Thursday, trainers Graham Motion and Dale Romans and owner Ahmed Zayat discussed their horses, the unique challenges of Belmont’s track and distance and […]

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Velazquez to participate in live chat Friday night

Press Release John Velazquez, rider of Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Animal Kingdom, will participate in a live web chat Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. EDT. The homepage for the NYRA live chats is http://www.nyra.com/livechat. Velazquez will discuss the Leroidesanimaux colt’s upcoming start in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, a possible […]

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