belmont stakes racing festival

Homerique Fends Off Stablemate Competitionofideas In New York Stakes

Sent to the post as the even-money favorite, Peter Brant’s Homerique had to work hard to deny her stablemate Competitionofideas (3-1) in the stretch run of Friday’s Grade 2 New York Stakes. Both trained by Chad Brown, the top two finishers pulled away from the rest of the field by open lengths in the final […]

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Juvenile Fore Left Runs Straight And True In Tremont

Favored Fore Left made short work of his six rivals on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park, popping out of the gate on top and never looking back as he romped to a 4 1/2-length victory on the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont for 2-year-olds. The Tremont was the second of five stakes on the […]

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Catalina Cruiser Sets Stakes Record In True North

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser got the job done in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, rebounding off-the-board finish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to best Strike Power by about a half length. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Joel Rosario, and completed the […]

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Separationofpowers Won’t Be Denied In Bed O’ Roses

Seth Klarman’s Separationofpowers cruised to an easy 4 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Invitational, kicking off the stakes action at Belmont Park on Friday. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride and jockey Jose Ortiz completed seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:21.46. Trained by Chad Brown, Separationofpowers was the […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Notes: Everfast ‘Never Has A Bad Day’

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin is the first name that comes to mind for trainer Dale Romans when comparing Grade 1 Belmont Stakes contender Everfast to a human athlete. Known for his speed, Martin is the fifth leading rusher in NFL history and Romans is hopeful that Calumet Farms’ son of Take Charge […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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Turf Star Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Brigade In Manhattan

In search of a fifth win in the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan, conditioner Chad Brown entered a quartet of accomplished runners to compete in the 147th running of one of the most prestigious turf races of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the prelude to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by […]

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Belvoir Bay Takes On The Boys, Including World Of Trouble, In Jaipur

Nine grass-running sprinters are set to take on Saturday’s 36th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational at six furlongs over Belmont Park’s Widener Turf Course. The Jaipur is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park on November 2. […]

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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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Escape Clause Gets Rematch With Midnight Bisou In Ogden Phipps

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, who is a perfect three-for-three so far this year, leads a talented field of seven entered for the 51st running of the Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday at Belmont Park. The Ogden Phipps is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re […]

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