Peter Pan Stakes

Mark Valeski charges to victory in Peter Pan

Patience paid off for the connections of Mark Valeski as the 3-year-old colt swept past long-time leader Right to Vote to capture the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) by a length at Belmont Park May 12. Owner Brereton C. Jones and trainer Larry Jones decided not to run their son of Proud Citizen in […]

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The racing weekend sandwiched between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness is a light one in terms of Graded stakes, with just a single Grade 2 event at Belmont Park and a G3 at Betfair Hollywood Park – both of them for 3-year-olds who opted not to compete in the first two legs of the Triple […]

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Field of 12 entered for Saturday’s Peter Pan at Belmont

Headed by the Larry Jones-trained Mark Valeski, a field of 12 talented 3-year-olds will assemble at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon for the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan, a major steppingstone to the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9. Beaten narrowly in the Grade 2 Risen Star and the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, […]

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The Lumber Guy to run in Peter Pan, not Preakness

The connections of The Lumber Guy said Monday that they would run their colt in Saturday’s Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park rather than waiting a week to run in the Grade 1 Preakness at Pimlico, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Peter Pan is run around one turn, something trainer Michael Hushion […]

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Peter Pan Stakes attracts field of 11

Press Release With the first leg of the Triple Crown in the history books, a solid field of eleven 3-year-olds will assemble at Belmont Park Saturday for the 57th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan, a major steppingstone to the June 11 Belmont Stakes. Returned to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) […]

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By Ray Paulick The leading trainer of American Graded Stakes winners through Aug. 9 is not last year’s Eclipse Award winner Steve Asmussen, the runaway leader in the earnings category that is typically used to rank trainers (Asmussen-trained horses have earned $13.7 million so far this year, $5.7 million more than his closest pursuer). Neither […]

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