2016 belmont stakes

Privman, McNamara Recognized For 2016 Belmont Stakes Coverage

Jay Privman of The Daily Racing Form and Ed McNamara of Newsday earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) eighth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, won by Creator. Privman won for his race recap entitled “Creator beats […]

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Young Bloodstock Agent Living A ‘Triple Crown Dream’

Bradley Weisbord, 30, came within 1 1/4 lengths of capturing this year’s Triple Crown. The bloodstock agent, in business for less than two years, brokered deals to sell minority stakes in both Preakness-winning Exaggerator and Belmont-winning Creator, before their Classic victories. According to the Wall Street Journal, approximately 80 percent of his business as BSW […]

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Irad Ortiz Unanimously Voted Jockey Of The Week After Belmont Victory

All eyes in the North American racing world were focused on Elmont, New York Friday and Saturday so it is only fitting that Irad Ortiz, Jr., who scored an upset victory aboard Creator in the Belmont Stakes, was unanimously voted the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 6th – June 12th. The award […]

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Brown, Ortiz, Godolphin Victors In Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship

Chad Brown, Irad Ortiz, Jr., and Godolphin Racing took top honors in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship 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 race on Thursday, June 9 and continued […]

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Exaggerator ‘Struggled’ With Belmont’s Surface, Points To Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner Exaggerator walked the shedrow Sunday morning, emerging no worse for wear following his 11th-place finish as the 7-5 favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “He’s good. I walked him myself at about 6:30 this morning. He’s his same, vibrant self, bright-eyed, ate up his feed last night, legs are clean,” trainer Keith […]

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Asmussen ‘Very Proud’ Of Creator, Who May Be Pointed To Saratoga

Steve Asmussen, who won his first Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets with Creator on Saturday in the trainer’s third try for the third jewel in the Triple Crown, happily reported the son of Tapit to be in tip-top shape this morning. “I am obviously very proud of the horse. He’s […]

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NBC’s Belmont Telecast Earns Second-Highest Rating Of Those Without Derby Winner

On Saturday evening, Creator went down in history as the winner of the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes. The race portion of the NBC telecast (6:30-6:45pm) registered a 5.1 rating, with the overall production registering a 4.3 overnight rating and a 10 share, the second best from the seven most recent Belmont Stakes not […]

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Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Creator Brings The Rain

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in New York this year to share his unique perspective on Belmont Stakes week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The Belmont was captured by WinStar Farm […]

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Attendance, Handle Decline At Belmont With No Triple Crown Chance

All-sources handle on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park, which saw Creator win the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes, was $99,419,023. On-track wagering was $11,694,847, with off-track betting totaling $87,724,126. Total handle on the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes itself was $52,188,416. Paid attendance was 60,114. In 2013, which was the last time […]

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Creator Brings The Rain In 2016 Belmont Stakes

WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay’s Creator nosed out Destin to win the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, covering the 12 furlongs in 2:28.51 over Belmont Park’s fast main track. Just after the son of Tapit crossed the wire, rains began to fall over the Belmont oval, drenching the connections in the winner’s […]

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