2013 belmont stakes

TV Ratings for Belmont Stakes Down Slightly from 2012

NBC’s broadcast of the Belmont Stakes had a final national rating of 4.5, with a share of 11. This was down slightly from 2012, according to an article at the Daily Racing Form. In 2012, the national rating was a 4.8 with an 11 share, according to NBC, which translated to 7.7 million viewers. Viewership […]

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Photos of the Week: 6.10.13

All eyes were focused on Belmont Park on Saturday, as the venerable racetrack played host to the third jewel of the Triple Crown. In addition to Palace Malice’s impressive victory in the G1 Belmont Stakes, the track hosted seven other stakes races over the weekend – fans saw turf star Point of Entry make a […]

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Pletcher on Three-Year-Olds: ‘I Don’t Think There’s A Clear-Cut Leader’

Horsemen believe that Palace Malice’s upset performance in the Belmont Stakes did little to solidify the frontrunners in this year’s crop of 3-year-olds. Even trainer Todd Pletcher, less than 24 hours after accepting the Belmont trophy, said he “[doesn’t] think there’s a clear-cut leader.” Pletcher believes it’s no coincidence that all four Triple Crown near […]

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Pletcher Posse Comes Out of Belmont in Good Shape

Both Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice and trainer Todd Pletcher were feeling good Sunday morning following the colt’s 3 ¼-length victory over Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. “He is a remarkable horse,” said Pletcher, who was celebrating his second Belmont Stakes victory. […]

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Attendance, Handle Down for 2013 Belmont Stakes

Belmont Park officials released handle and attendance numbers for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes which indicated that while attendance and on/off-track handle were down overall from last year, handle numbers showed an increase from 2011. On-track handle totals of $10,700,326 were down 22.3 percent from last year, but up six percent from two years ago. Off-track handle […]

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Pronghorn Is the Play in a Fuzzy Version of the Belmont

In advance of this week’s Belmont Stakes, zoologists pondered which creature would be most likely to win the 1 ½-mile contest if the race was opened to non-equid members of the animal kingdom. Of ten different species studied, only the pronghorn, deemed “the wiseguy pick,” could likely finish the Belmont’s distance while maintaining a significant […]

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Track Condition Uncertain for Belmont Post Time

After rain all day Friday, the New York Racing Association was reluctant to guess what the track condition would be like at the time of the 6:36 p.m. Belmont Stakes post time, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. According to The Weather Channel, 1.33 inches of rain fell between Friday and Saturday […]

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$400,000 Raised For Thoroughbred Research and Retirement

The Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration, held at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in New York City Thursday night, raised approximately $400,000, which will be evenly divided between the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Approximately 300 people attended the event. Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is the nation’s leading source of private equine research […]

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Eric Kalet’s Belmont Photo Blog: Day Three

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in New York this year to share his unique perspective on Belmont week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to not just the Belmont Stakes, but other top-notch races such as the Manhattan, Woody Stephens, […]

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