belmont stakes racing festival

Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Seven-Win Weekend Nets Rosario Unanimous Jockey Of The Week Title

After a stellar weekend in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, voters unanimously selected Joel Rosario as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 3 – 9, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Brown, Rosario, Klaravich Top The Standings For Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Trainer Chad Brown dominated the standings while Joel Rosario and Klaravich Stables were the top jockey and owner, respectively, for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from June 6-8 featured 33 total races and 18 stakes races, including eight Grade 1s on […]

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Belmont Card Generates Record Handle For Non-Triple Crown Year

Saturday’s blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Sir Winston’s victory in the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $102,163,280, a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year. The 2019 all-sources handle figure is an increase of 9.1 percent over 2017, the most […]

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Marconi Leads All The Way In Brooklyn Invitational

In the finale of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Marconi led at every point of call en route to a half-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail under jockey Jose Lezcano, Marconi led the field into the first turn of the 1 ½ mile […]

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Hog Creek Hustle Leads Parade Of Longshots In Woody Stephens

Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle overtook favorite Honest Mischief and pacesetter Strike Silver in the final furlong and outkicked a charging Nitrous by a neck to capture the 35th running of the seven-furlong Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont Park, N.Y. Off at 18-1, Hog […]

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Midnight Bisou Easily Lowers Stakes Record In Ogden Phipps

She was sent to post as the 8-5 second choice, but Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable, and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou staked her claim on top her division this season with an easy win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly and jockey Mike Smith sat off early […]

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Rushing Fall All The Way In Just A Game

With no one to pressure her on the front end, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 1 Just a Game Stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready had a two-length lead early, fended off a challenge from Daddy Is A Legend around the turn and cruised under […]

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Majid Avoids Trouble In Easy Goer

A little jostling in the stretch among the challengers was not a problem for Majid, who led from the start and held on to win the $150,000 Easy Goer for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/16-mile Easy Goer kicked off a Belmont Park card extravaganza of 10 stakes, including eight Grade 1’s […]

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Amade Finds America To His Liking In Belmont Gold Cup Success

Making his first start in North America as well as his first in stakes company, OTI Racing, Laurent Dassault, and Elisa Berte’s Amade found the winner’s circle at odds of 6-1 in Friday’s Grade 2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational. The 5-year-old son of Casamento was ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Alessandro Botti, and after […]

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