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‘Belmont Showdown’: NYRA Launching Free Online Handicapping Contest

Following the popularity of the Saratoga Showdown during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today launch of the Belmont Showdown, a free online handicapping contest allowing fans to place mythical wagers and collect real prizes. The contest will be available to horseplayers on Saturdays and Sundays […]

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Foot Injury May Force Tapwrit To Miss Remainder Of Season

Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit may be sidelined for the rest of the year after he came out of the G1 Travers Stakes with an injury to his right front foot. Co-owner Aron Wellman told the Daily Racing Form that the colt shed the frog in his right front foot after the Travers, and has since been sent […]

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Hall Of Fame Rider Julie Krone Hosts Autograph Session Labor Day At Monmouth

Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will return to Monmouth Park on Monday, Sept. 4, for an autograph session/meet-and-greet as an ambassador of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, who will host two live Arabian races on the day’s program. “It’s been years since I’ve been back to […]

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Classic Empire ‘Not Going To Make The Pennsylvania Derby’

Temperamental 3-year-old Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com on Monday. The Pioneerof the Nile colt had recently shipped from Saratoga, where he’d refused to train on several occasions, back to Casse’s farm in Ocala. It was a move that worked for […]

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David Whiteley, Trainer Of Belmont Winner Coastal, Dies At 73

David Whiteley, who trained champions Just A Game, Waya, and Revidere, and who also sent out Coastal to upset Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Belmont Stakes, died at his home in Camden, S.C. Aug. 12. He was 73. Whiteley was the son of Frank Whiteley, a Hall of Fame trainer who conditioned such champions as Ruffian, […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes Blanket, Other Memorabilia To Be Offered At Exclusive Auction

Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the 20th century’s most lauded moments in sports: Two minutes and 24 seconds that are forever sealed in the American consciousness as Big Red captured the Triple Crown. After a performance for the ages, the newly crowned champion proudly donned the impressive blue Presentation […]

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Gainesway, Whisper Hill Join Partnership In Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit

Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit, the partners announced Aug. 7. Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood, Eclipse, and LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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Heel Discomfort Has Classic Empire Behind Schedule For Haskell

Classic Empire was forced to scratch from the Belmont Stakes when an abscess was discovered in his hoof, and the champion juvenile has not breezed since that time, according to drf.com. Though trainer Mark Casse has been pointing the colt at the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth at July 30, and hopes to work him this […]

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Marvin Little, Breeder Of Champion Hansel, Dies At Age 79

Well respected horseman Marvin Little Jr. passed away July 4 after a long battle with cancer. Born July 13, 1937, he died just shy of his 80th birthday. Widely known as “Junior” within the industry, Little was born in Paintsville, Ky., and was a self-made man who never finished high school. After a stint in […]

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