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Belmont’s Wednesday Card Features $28,060 Pick 6 Carryover

There will be a Pick 6 carryover of $28,060 at Belmont Park when live racing resumes on Wednesday, September 27. The multi-race wager begins with Race 4 with an approximate post time of 3:04 p.m. ET. Sunday’s sequence began in Race 4 with Not in Charge ($53), followed by Highway Star in the Grade 2 […]

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Highway Star Outfinishes Carina Mia In Gallant Bloom

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Highway Star got back to her winning ways on Sunday, running down the even-money favorite Carina Mia to win the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap. The 4-year-old daughter of Girolamo, second-choice at odds of 2-1, was never more than four lengths off the lead under jockey Luis Saez. Though Carina […]

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Oscar Performance ‘Ready To Take On Older Horses’ In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Oscar Performance put in his final breeze before Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, going five furlongs in 1:01.66 with dogs up on Belmont Park’s inner turf track Sunday morning. The Amerman Racing homebred has three wins in his three starts in his 3-year-old campaign, winning the Grade 3 Pennine Ridge and the Grade 1 […]

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Sharp Azteca All The Way In Kelso

Entering off a victory in the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup and making his first start in New York since finishing second in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca bested a field of six going gate to wire to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly […]

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Off Limits Steps Up, Bursts Last-To-First In Noble Damsel

Trying graded stakes company in North America for the first time, Martin Schwartz’ Off Limits easily captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park as the bettor’s top choice at odds of 8-5. The 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman traveled patiently at the back of the field under Joel Rosario, and came with a […]

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‘Have Fun And Entertain’: Collmus Reflects On Third Year At The Spa

Track announcer Larry Collmus is preparing to wrap up his third season of calling the races at Saratoga Race Course on Monday. He took some time to reflect on the season with the Saratogian, detailing the ways in which he injects a bit of humor into the job. “I do have a little fun with names, […]

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Pletcher Keeping Keen Ice ‘Turning Over’ On The Road To Jockey Club Gold Cup

Suburban winner Keen Ice is on track for the Oct. 7 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, trainer Todd Pletcher told drf.com. In preparation for the Win and You’re In contest for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the 5-year-old son of Curlin breezed a half mile in 49.39 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on […]

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Top 3-Year-Old? Turf Star Oscar Performance Could Sway Eclipse Voters

Amerman Racing homebred Oscar Performance could have a legitimate chance at the year-end Eclipse Award for top 3-year-old male, suggested Vance Hanson at brisnet.com. The ridgling son of Kitten’s Joy is a “clear standout” in his age division on the turf, having rattled off three consecutive victories highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 stakes. Sophomore […]

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Belmont: Request For Development Proposals Approved By New York Franchise Oversight Board

An official request for proposals is expected to be issued in the coming days, but the New York Franchise Oversight Board has given its approval to release the RFP for development of up to 43 acres of Belmont Park, according to bloodhorse.com. Specifically, the areas in question include a 28-acre overflow parking lot and an eight-acre […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz Close Belmont Meet With Second Consecutive Titles

Trainer Chad Brown won his second straight Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title, while Jose Ortiz posted two victories on Sunday, closing day, to clinch the riding title for a second straight year. Michael Dubb was the meet’s leading owner with 18 victories and earnings of $1,121,189. Brown, the New York Racing Association’s leading trainer […]

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