Just A Game Stakes

Rushing Fall ‘Just Didn’t Breeze Well,’ Held Out Of Ballston Spa

There have been very few bad days in the life of multiple Grade 1 winner Rushing Fall, both in her competitive outings and in her routing preparations. So when the daughter of More Than Ready turned in a lackluster half-mile workout on August 17, trainer Chad Brown took that as a sign he needed to […]

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Rushing Fall All The Way In Just A Game

With no one to pressure her on the front end, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 1 Just a Game Stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready had a two-length lead early, fended off a challenge from Daddy Is A Legend around the turn and cruised under […]

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‘Versatile’ Rushing Fall Takes On Six Others In Just A Game Stakes

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall will look to continue her winning ways when she takes on six other graded stakes winners in the Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Listed as Race 4 with a post time of 1:22 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile event for older fillies […]

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German-Bred A Raving Beauty Takes Just A Game For Chad Brown

Five-year-old mare A Raving Beauty’s first start in the U.S. was a victory on the turf at Belmont Park. So was her second. The Chad Brown trainee burst to the lead in mid-stretch under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. to take control of the Grade 1 Just A Game Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park. She won […]

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Antonoe Last-To-First Up The Rail To Win Longines Just A Game

Sassy Little Lila did all she could to take the G1 Longines Just A Game field wire-to-wire, but a bold move by Javier Castellano in the stretch had Antonoe flying up the rail in the final sixteenth to cross the wire a three-quarters of a length in front. A Juddmonte-owned 4-year-old daughter of First Defence, […]

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Hanson: Three Grade 1 Longshot Picks On Belmont Stakes Day

Vance Hanson at TwinSpires.com has provided a trio of longshot picks on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card, each of which may offer bettors significant value on a day poised to generate significant handle across the board. Already NYRA has announced a 32 percent increase in total handle over the first two days of the Belmont Stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Best At Belmont

A thrilling weekend of graded stakes awaits racing fans as the final leg of the Triple Crown looms. Though neither the Kentucky Derby nor Preakness winners are in the Belmont Stakes field, a lineup of five other Grade 1 events makes Saturday’s card a Breeders’ Cup-like afternoon at the races. Kicking off the action on […]

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Weekend Lineup: Belmont Stakes Festival

The final leg of the Triple Crown is finally here! Belmont Park is the highlight of all the racing action this weekend, with the graded stakes action kicking off Friday afternoon. Saturday will feature a total of six grade 1 races from the New York oval. The Gr. 2 True North Stakes suffers a bit […]

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Tepin Triumphs In Just A Game

Robert Masterson’s Tepin earned her third straight victory with a determined winning rally in the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park. Tepin is undefeated in three starts this year for trainer Mark Casse, starting with a win in a Gulfstream optional claiming event in March before taking the G2 […]

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