belmont derby

Force The Pass Purchased By Wasabi Ventures, Retired To Anchor And Hope Farm In Maryland For 2020

Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass has been retired from racing and will enter stud in Maryland in 2020 as the property of T.K. Kuegler’s Wasabi Ventures Stallions, LLC, which recently acquired the son of Speightstown from his owner/breeder Richard Santulli. Force the Pass will stand at Louis and Grace Merryman’s Anchor & Hope Farm […]

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Standard Deviation Kicks Away In Jersey Derby

Standard Deviation continued to show new life on the grass, rallying from last in a short field with an explosive move around the final turn and drawing off to score a 3¼-length victory on Sunday in the Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by Chad Brown, Standard Deviation recorded his […]

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Henley’s Joy ‘On Target’ For Saratoga Derby, To Be Joined By New Stablemate Kadar

Trainer Mike Maker will be represented by a pair of strong contenders in the second leg of the Turf Trinity in the $1 million Saratoga Derby set for Sunday, August 4, when he saddles Henley’s Joy and newcomer Kadar. Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy was a three-quarter length winner of the first leg of the […]

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‘Headstrong’ Dual-Surface Star Catholic Boy To Stay On Dirt, Point For Woodward

Robert V. LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure for his runner-up effort to Preservationist in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, a 1 1/4 mile test on Big Sandy. Last year, the dual-surface star won the turf Grade 1 Belmont Derby and Grade 1 […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Propelled ‘Serious Contender’ Henley’s Joy To Belmont Derby Upset

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy kicked off the Turf Trinity with a rousing score in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Mike Maker for Bloom Racing Stable, Henley’s Joy rated in third position in the 10-furlong test on the inner turf and showed good acceleration down […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival Generates Record Handle Of $25 Million

Saturday’s 11-race Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card, highlighted by an upset victory by Henley’s Joy in the 70th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, generated all-sources handle of $25,766,176, the highest handle figure since the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014. […]

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Henley’s Joy Springs 20-1 Upset In Belmont Derby

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy surprised bettors with a 20-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby, his first win of 2019. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy and jockey Jose Lezcano defeated 16-1 chance Social Paranoia by three-quarters of a length on the wire, completing 1 1/4 miles over Belmont’s firm turf course in […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Card Features All-Graded Stakes Late Pick 5

The Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park features an enticing opportunity for horseplayers with an all-graded stakes Late Pick 5 encompassing Races 6 through 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. The sequence kicks off with the Grade 3, $250,000 Dwyer, which sees the return of graded stakes winner Code of Honor for Hall of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Enable Returns, Stars & Stripes

On Saturday, two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner and reigning Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf heroine Enable (GB) is slated to make her 2019 debut in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont […]

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Equibase Analysis: World-Class Belmont Derby Field Provides Great Betting Opportunity

The 15-horse field for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational includes 10 horses with first or second place finishes in one or both of their most recent races. Nine of those 10 efforts came in stakes. Add to the mix a trio of horses shipping in from Europe, two from the powerhouse barn […]

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