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Aidan O’Brien Considering Four-Strong Contingent For Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival

Champion European trainer Aidan O’Brien may hold a strong hand in this year’s Stars & Stripes Festival on Saturday, July 8, with as many as four contenders currently holding invites for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby and Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitationals, both for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles on the […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Works ‘As Easy A :58 As There’ll Ever Be’

Multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits emerged fromFriday’s bullet breeze in good shape as he nears his stateside return in the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship during the Stars & Stripes Festival on July 8, trainer Chad Summers reported Saturday morning. A three-length winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan […]

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Six Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers On Tap For Belmont’s Fall Championship Meet

The 38-day fall championship meet at Belmont Park will feature six Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers held over two weekends. In all, 42 stakes worth more than $10.1 million will be offered during the meet, which runs from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, October 29. A pair of “Win and You’re In” races […]

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After 42 Years, Trainer Mike Hushion Decides To Bring Curtain Down On Successful Career

Mike Hushion, a successful and well-respected mainstay on the New York circuit since 1975, has decided to retire at the end of the current Belmont Park meet. The Daily Racing Form reports that Hushion, 68, has notched 1,424 career victories during his career. “It’s just time,” Hushion told the Form earlier this week. “That old line about spending […]

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‘Good Karma’: Crawford Gives Young Railbirds $2 Win Tickets On Ballagh Rocks, Then Wins Poker Stakes

President of Donegal Racing Jerry Crawford was seen in the Belmont Park paddock on Sunday, doling out $2 win tickets on his horse Ballagh Rocks to young kids hanging out on the rail just prior to the running of the G3 Poker Stakes. Ballagh Rocks went on to score a hard-running victory by holding off the […]

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Ballagh ‘Rocks’ Father’s Day Poker Stakes At Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks picked up the first stakes win of his career with a hard-fought score over even-money favorite Projected in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up on the Widener turf on Father’s Day Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Jose Lezcano, Ballagh Rocks settled close to the pace on the outside of […]

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Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Second Half Of NYRA’s Saturday Card

Following unexpectedly heavy rain in the New York City metro area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) was forced to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park following the third race on Saturday, June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants. Simulcasting at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open through […]

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Brown To Saddle Three Contenders In Grade 3 Poker

Belmont Park will celebrate Father’s Day with a variety of “dad-friendly” activities on tap to join a special 10-race live racing program on Sunday, anchored by the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on the turf. Trainer Chad Brown will be represented by a trio of contenders in the 32nd […]

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Disco Partner Impone Nueva Marca Mundial En El Jaipur Stakes

El pasado sábado 10, la pista de grama de Belmont Park fue el escenario de un acontecimiento muy poco común: la implantación de un récord mundial. Disco Partner, un cincoañero hijo de Disco Rico, crianza y propiedad de Patricia Generazio, atropelló con mucha fuerza y aprovechó el planteamiento de carrera impuesto por su compañero de […]

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Report: All-Sources Handle On Belmont Stakes Shows Slight Decline Compared To 2016

All-sources betting on the Belmont Stakes on June 10 showed a decline when compared with figures from 2016. According to the Daily Racing Form, all-sources handle was down 9.2 percent compared to 2016. Total handle on the Belmont was $47.5 million, down from $52.2 million last year. Total handle on the Belmont day card was a bit stronger than what it […]

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