belmont derby

Plus Que Parfait Makes Switch To Turf For G1 Belmont Derby, To Face Master Fencer Again

Imperial Racing millionaire Plus Que Parfait already has bested a talented field of international contenders on dirt when he captured the Group 2 UAE Derby in March. The Brendan Walsh trainee will look for similar success as he transitions to turf as part of a full 14-horse field of 3-year-olds in the 70th running of […]

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Belmont’s Stars And Stripes Day Features Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In,’ NBC Coverage

An automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Sprint is on the line in the John A. Nerud Stakes on Saturday, July 6 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. live at 4 p.m. ET on NBC as part of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by America’s Best Racing.” The seven-furlong […]

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‘Very Relaxed’ Japanese-Bred Jodie Breezes For Belmont Oaks Invitational

Japanese-bred contenders Jodie and Master Fencer will add to the international flair of the inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, set to begin Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Festival to be broadcast live […]

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O’Brien To Ship Trio Of Contenders For Belmont Oaks, Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by multiple group winner Just Wonderful in the Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Blenheim Palace and Cape of Good Hope in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational as the first legs of the newly-minted Turf Triple series gets underway. Just Wonderful, a bay daughter […]

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Japan’s Master Fencer ‘Refreshed And Energetic’ In Turf Gallop For Belmont Derby

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, trained by Koichi Tsunoda, competed in the two-thirds of the Triple Crown with a rail-rallying sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and a wide-rallying fifth in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, just a head shy of Tax for fourth. The Japanese-bred son of […]

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Pletcher’s ‘Very Good’ Social Paranoia, Turf Firster Spinoff Targeting Belmont Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher returned to Belmont Park early Saturday morning from Saratoga to oversee turf works for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, the first leg of the newly created Turf Trinity, headlining the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival that will be broadcast live on NBC. Posting his third breeze on the […]

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Penn Mile Winner Moon Colony On Target For Belmont Derby

John Oxley’s Moon Colony is continuing to train for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational following a victory in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 1. The Belmont Derby is the first leg of the Turf Triple, showcasing 3-year-old turf runners, with the 10-furlong contest slated for Saturday, July 6 as part […]

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Brown Holds Strong Hand For Turf Triple Series With Demarchelier, Cambier Parc

The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, kicks off on Saturday, July 6 as part of the Stars & Stripes Festival to be broadcast live nationwide on NBC. The Turf Trinity begins with the Grade 1, […]

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Master Fencer Staying Stateside To Prepare For Switch To Turf In Belmont Derby

The creation of the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara as part of the 2019 Turf Triple Series, offering $5.25 million in purse money for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course has captured international attention with a pair of Japanese-breds – U.S. Triple Crown competitor Master Fencer and Group 2-placed filly Jodie – expected for […]

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