2018 belmont stakes

Report: Stewards Meet With Geroux On Belmont Ride, But Nature Of Conversation Still Unknown

The Daily Racing Form reported Thursday that New York stewards met with jockey Florent Geroux to discuss his ride in this year’s Belmont Stakes, but further details about that conversation have not been released. Stewards referred questions from the Form to the New York State Gaming Commission, which did not return requests for comment. Geroux came under […]

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Meet The Press: Unbeaten Justify ‘Fantastic’ Morning After Triple Crown Sweep

The morning after his breathtaking victory in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, anointed him racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner, a bright-eyed and bouncing Justify was showing no signs of the dizzying campaign that comprised six victories in just under 16 weeks. “We were watching the […]

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Who Do They Like? Churchill Downs, Santa Anita Trainers Make Belmont Picks

As Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Preakness Stakes winner Justify attempts to make history by becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner, trainers from Churchill Downs and Santa Anita provided their picks for the 150th running of the G1 Belmont Stakes. Here is what the Churchill-based trainers had to say: Phil Bauer – “I think […]

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Justify ‘Floats’ In First Trip Over Belmont Surface Thursday

Triple Crown hopeful Justify took his first tour around spacious Belmont Park on Thursday morning with a strong 1 3/8-mile gallop in preparation for Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets. With Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith looking on, […]

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New York Times Takes A Look At One Of The Silent Partners In Justify

When Justify heads to the post for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, one person with a keen interest in the results will probably not be watching from the stands, according to the New York Times. The Times published a detailed look Thursday at George Soros, the billionaire investor behind SF Bloodstock. SF Bloodstock is thought to […]

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Pletcher Looks Back At ‘Remarkable’ Rags To Riches Belmont Victory

While every trainer saddling a horse in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets owns at least one victory in a Triple Crown race, Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher lead the group in Belmont victories with four and three wins, respectively. According to […]

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Trainer And Good Samaritan Dale Romans Hoping Karma Comes Back To Him In Belmont

Should Albaugh Family Stables’ Free Drop Billy be the horse to deny Justify’s quest for the Triple Crown in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, don’t be surprised if trainer Dale Romans credits karma as much as the colt’s credentials. Tuesday evening, his first night in New York for what […]

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Justify Arrives ‘Safe And Sound’ At Belmont, To Whinnies From Stablemates

Following an uneventful flight, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived “safe and sound” at Belmont Park shortly after 2 p.m.Wednesday in advance of his bid to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Justify, who was accompanied on the […]

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Queen Elizabeth Sends Runner To Friday’s Belmont Card

Call to Mind, a 4-year-old owned and bred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, took to the Belmont grass for the first time on Tuesday, galloping over the inner turf course in preparation for the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational on Friday. The homebred, who arrived at Belmont last Friday, stepped onto the […]

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Mott: Genetics Paramount In Hofburg’s Belmont Quest

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said he has a plan for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets for Hofburg to have a chance to play spoiler when Justify attempts to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. “You’d like to be within two, three lengths at the quarter-pole,” said Mott […]

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