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In Their Own Words: ‘Affirmed Willed Himself To The Wire’

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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How It’s Going To Be: Third Eye Blind Headlines Belmont Stakes Festival Line-Up

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) announced today that acclaimed multi-platinum band Third Eye Blind will headline the entertainment lineup for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The 3-day Festival will also include a Belmont Stakes Day performance from the hit Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale” as well as a Friday, June 8, performance […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen, Derby Seventh Hofburg Under Consideration For Belmont

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill will keep Saturday’s Grade 3 Peter Pan winner Blended Citizen “right where he is,” and point to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The colt enjoyed a nice quiet Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a brisk walk and some grazing alongside his groom Danny Robles. The colt will remain at Belmont […]

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Bolt D’Oro Now Headed For Met Mile, Not Preakness

Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to […]

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In Their Own Words: Marylou Whitney On Birdstone’s ‘Glorious’ Belmont Upset

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” This week’s iteration […]

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Peter Pan Attracts Well-Matched Field Of 8 Sophomores At Belmont

Saturday’s Grade 3, $350,000 Peter Pan at Belmont Park has long been a historic race for 3-year-olds on the New York racing circuit. In addition to honoring a champion, the 1 1/8-mile race has served as a stepping stone towards a start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, which will have its 150th […]

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In Their Own Words: Easy Goer ‘Saved His Best For Last’ In 1989 Belmont

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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In Their Own Words: Palace Malice’s Belmont ‘A Wonderful Dream You Never Want To End’

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Gronkowski To Resume Training Next Week, Point For Belmont Stakes

Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Ltd., announced today that Gronkowski, a prized 3-year colt, will resume training next week in preparation for his U.S. debut at the Belmont Stakes, scheduled for June 9, 2018 at Belmont Park, N.Y. The Phoenix race team was forced to bypass the upcoming Kentucky Derby after the horse experienced a minor infection, which prevented its […]

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