belmont stakes racing festival

Dream Maker Tops Six-Horse Field For Easy Goer

The race is named for one of the most popular horses in New York, and, appropriately, the $150,000 Easy Goer will be run on Belmont Stakes Day, part of a 10-stakes race extravaganza topped off by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Easy Goer was nearly […]

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Oaks Heroine Serengeti Empress Back On Track For Grade 1 Acorn

A wide-ranging field of nine 3-year-old fillies, led by Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks heroine and millionaire Serengeti Empress, will be making their first-ever appearances at Belmont Park Saturday in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes, one of seven Grade 1 races on the undercard for the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented […]

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‘Versatile’ Rushing Fall Takes On Six Others In Just A Game Stakes

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall will look to continue her winning ways when she takes on six other graded stakes winners in the Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Listed as Race 4 with a post time of 1:22 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile event for older fillies […]

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You’re To Blame Turns Back In Three Weeks For Brooklyn Invitational

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a formidable trio of contenders in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park led by dirt marathon maven You’re to Blame. The Brooklyn, run at 1 ½ miles on the main track, is the lone Grade 2 race on Belmont Stakes Day and […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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Challenges, Opportunities Face NYRA’s New CEO David O’Rourke

As David O’Rourke prepares to oversee his first Belmont Stakes since he was named chief executive officer and president of the New York Racing Association, he looks to a future filled with an equal measure of peril and potential. A disturbing string of equine fatalities has placed Thoroughbred racing under immense pressure to reform. The […]

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Arklow Prepares To Try Marathon Distance In Belmont Gold Cup

Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s two-time graded stakes winner Arklow has capably run long distances in his past starts, but will stretch out even further when he competes in the two-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the Widener turf course Friday afternoon at Belmont Park. Trained by Brad Cox, the […]

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Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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Wesley Ward Trainees Top Friday’s Tremont

A talented field of eight juveniles is set to compete in the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park. The Tremont is part of the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which begins June 6 and concludes with the 151st running of the Grade 1, […]

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Consistent Chalon Takes On Six Sprinters In Bed O’ Roses Invitational

A salty field of seven older fillies and mares has assembled for the Grade 3, $250,000 Bed O’ Roses Invitational on Friday at Belmont Park, led by Lael Stables’ Chalon. The Bed O’ Roses, run at seven furlongs on the main track, is part of a sensational 11-race Friday program that also features the Grade […]

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