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‘Another Great Breeze’ For Diversify Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify wrapped up his major preparations for his title defense in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze Friday morning, covering the distance in 58.97 seconds, his second bullet work in as many weeks. Diversify worked solo […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores In The Spotlight In Cotillion, Penn. Derby

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 races for 3-year-olds at Parx, the Cotillion and the Pennsylvania Derby. Also on Parx’ Saturday card is the G3 Gallant Bob Stakes, featuring talented sprinter Firenze Fire. The Cotillion offers an exciting matchup between Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, Queen’s Plate winner […]

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Diversify Tops Gold Cup Nominees; Robert Bruce, Spring Quality To Turf Classic

New York-bred star Diversify tops a competitive group of 14 nominees released on Sunday as he looks to defend his title in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, September 29 at Belmont Park. In all, 91 horses were nominated to five graded stakes on September Super Saturday, the first of two […]

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Three-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $326,000 Wednesday At Belmont Park

Horseplayers will be greeted with a three-day Pick 6 carryover of $326,010 when live racing resumes on Wednesday at Belmont Park as the sequence went unsolved for a third straight day Sunday. Sunday’s Pick 6 kicked off in Race 4 with 52-1 longshot Magical Tale (No. 8, $107) blowing up the sequence followed by H […]

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Belmont’s Sunday Card Features Double Pick 6 Carryover Of $89,989

The Pick 6 sequence went unsolved for a second straight day Saturday at Belmont Park, resulting in a double carryover of $89,989 heading into Sunday’s card. Saturday’s sequence commenced with the first of two straight wins for jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., who piloted Fierce Scarlett (No. 6) to a win in Race 5, returning $4.30 […]

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Californiagoldrush Ships East For Sands Point Win

Trainer Neil Drysdale sent Alice Bamford’s homebred Californiagoldrush across the U.S. to contest Saturday’s Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park, and was handsomely rewarded for the decision when she triumphed by a half-length over Secret Message. Off as the tepid 3-1 favorite, the 3-year-old daughter of Cape Blanco covered nine furlongs over the […]

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Belmont Double Nets Irad Ortiz His 2,000th Career Victory On Saturday

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. added to an impressive month when he notched his 2,000th career victory on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 26-year-old piloted Gambler’s Fallacy (No. 8) to the winner’s circle in the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the inner turf, giving him his second straight win on the day and the […]

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‘So Proud Of The Horses’: Brown Enjoying Record-Setting Saratoga Season

Two days after matching his 2016 record for wins by a trainer at Saratoga with 40, Chad Brown picked up three more victories on Saturday, highlighted by a win in the Grade 3 Saranac. The Mechanicville, New York native, with 43 victories heading into Sunday’s card, has firmly secured his second Saratoga training title in […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Returns To Brown’s Care At Belmont Park

Winner of the 2017 Preakness Stakes, Cloud Computing last ran fourth in the G3 Westchester Stakes on May 5 of this year. Following that start, the 4-year-old son of Maclean’s Music was being pointed to the G1 Met Mile, but was diagnosed with an ankle chip which required surgery to remove. According to drf.com, Cloud Computing […]

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‘Enthusiastic’ Chad Brown Appointed To B.E.S.T. Board

There was a time more than a decade ago when Chad Brown was an aspiring horseman who lived on the backstretch of Belmont Park during the summer months. Now, two Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding trainer and 10 Breeders’ Cup victories later, Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Backstretch […]

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