Just a Game

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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Weekend Lineup: Bring On The Belmont

This week features the final leg of the Triple Crown when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes headlines a card with eight Grade 1 races at Belmont Park on Saturday. In addition to the “Test of the Champion”, fans will get to watch Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes […]

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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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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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David Whiteley, Trainer Of Belmont Winner Coastal, Dies At 73

David Whiteley, who trained champions Just A Game, Waya, and Revidere, and who also sent out Coastal to upset Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Belmont Stakes, died at his home in Camden, S.C. Aug. 12. He was 73. Whiteley was the son of Frank Whiteley, a Hall of Fame trainer who conditioned such champions as Ruffian, […]

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Celestine Gives Mott Fifth Just A Game Triumph

James A. Bryan Jr.’s Celestine crushed her 12 filly and mare rivals in the Grade 1 Longines Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday, winning the one-mile turf contest by 3 3/4 lengths and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his fifth victory in the 23 runnings since the race was inaugurated in 1994. Under […]

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Photos Of The Week: Belmont Bonanza

The third jewel of the Triple Crown was on Saturday, and the racing world finally is able to celebrate a Triple Crown winner. In addition to the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park hosted one of the biggest days of racing which was certainly enjoyed by fans across the country. Honor Code won his first Grade 1 […]

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Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Belmont Day Highlights

The elusive Triple Crown was finally captured on Saturday by the royally-named American Pharoah. All of last week, we were able to view scenes of Belmont Day preparations through photographer Eric Kalet’s unique perspective. Eric was on-site in New York to bring us all the action and excitement as American Pharoah pursued the final jewel […]

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Goodbye, Atlantic City: No More ‘Smile and an Eighth’

On life support for the better part of the last 20 years, the plug has been pulled on venerable Atlantic City Race Course. Just 10 miles from the Jersey shore, Atlantic City Race Course was the dream of John B. Kelly, a three-time Olympic rowing champion and father of Princess Grace. Kelly was Philadelphia royalty, […]

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