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Longshots Prompt Pick 6 Carryover Of $139,824 For Belmont’s Saturday Card

Aided by a bevy of longshots, the Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day, resulting in a $139,824.66 carryover into Saturday’s card at Belmont Park. Friday’s Pick 6 sequence commenced in Race 4 with New York-bred Mobridge, who connected as the 4-5 mutuel favorite under Irad Ortiz, Jr., returning $3.80 on a $2 […]

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‘Horses Are Running For Me’: Dylan Davis Continues To Build On Strong 2019 Campaign

Jockey Dylan Davis continues to build off a stellar start to his 2019 campaign, entering Friday tied for second with 25 wins during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet. Davis, who has amassed a 25-14-25 record in 157 mounts, is tied with Kendrick Carmouche, who are both eight wins behind leading rider Jose Lezcano. The success […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Family, Friends Take Foley To The Top

Though she loved growing up around the racetrack with her father and her three younger siblings, Vickie Foley wasn’t ready to commit to the lifestyle full-time after high school. She and her siblings had hot-walked and groomed in Michigan and Ohio during the summers, helping their father earn multiple leading trainer titles at River Downs […]

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Steady Clyde’s Image Seeking First Stakes Victory In Poker At Belmont

Sullimar Stable’s Clyde’s Image, who has faced some of the best horses in the turf division and has never finished worse than fourth in nine career starts, will seek his first stakes victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Poker over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 5-year-old gelded son of […]

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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 Kicks Off With Obeah Stakes At Delaware Park

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 15, featuring racing action from Belmont Park as well as Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., and Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. A half-dozen fillies and mares get things started in the Grade 3, $100,000 Obeah at Delaware Park. The […]

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Hog Creek Hustle Really ‘Something Special’ For Trainer Foley, Owners

Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle became the third Grade 1 winner to have raced at Ellis Park as a 2-year-old last year when the 18-1 shot captured Saturday’s $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes by a neck over Nitrous at New York’s Belmont Park. It was the first Grade 1 victory for trainer Vickie Foley, who […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival News & Notes, June 9

Since coming off of a 14-month layoff, Bricks and Mortar has done no wrong and the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway continued his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan. The Chad Brown trainee made his triumphant comeback against allowance company over the turf at Gulfstream Park in December before taking the Grade 1 Pegasus […]

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Derby/Belmont Double A Learning Experience For Master Fencer Team

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer improved on his eye-catching sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby with a rallying fifth in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. Trained by Koichi Tsunoda and piloted by Julien Leparoux, Master Fencer settled last of 10 along the rail at the half-mile call […]

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Mott: ‘The Trip Made The Difference’ For Tacitus

On the morning after Belmont Stakes favorite Tacitus closed strongly but still was beaten by a length, trainer Bill Mott remained disheartened but philosophical. “I think the horse ran okay. We were the recipient of a wide trip and the winner got a golden trip. I think the trip made the difference. He was wide. He was […]

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Belmont Television Ratings Down From 2018, Up From 2017

Television ratings for NBC’s broadcast of the 2019 Belmont Stakes were down from last year’s broadcast of Justify’s Triple Crown victory, but up from ratings in 2017, when there was no Triple Crown on the line. This year’s rating of 3.6 with a share of 9 was less than half 2018’s rating of 8.1 The […]

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