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Belmont, Lone Star Partner For Monday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Monday, May 27, featuring racing action from Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park as well as from Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. A full field of 14 New York-bred fillies and mares, plus two also eligible […]

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Baffert: Game Winner To Target Travers, Not Belmont Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that juvenile champion Game Winner is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride will be aimed at Saratoga’s Travers Stakes. “I want to get him really, really right,” Baffert said. “The goal’s the Travers; run him one time before that.” Game Winner hasn’t […]

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Catalina Cruiser Targets True North On Belmont Stakes Undercard

Overshadowed by his Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning stablemate Accelerate in 2018, Catalina Cruiser is readying for a return to the races in three weeks’ time. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is being pointed to the G2 True North over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes undercard, trainer John Sadler told horseracingnation.com. “He looks really […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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West ‘Not Looking At The Belmont’ With Maximum Security; Haskell The ‘Primary Goal’

Owner Gary West told bloodhorse.com that his Maximum Security is officially not under consideration for the 2019 Belmont Stakes. The disqualified first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, trained by John Servis, schooled in the paddock for his fans at Monmouth Park on Saturday. “We are not looking at the Belmont because (trainer Jason Servis) says Maximum […]

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Carmouche ‘A Different Type Of Fit’ After Recovering From Leg Injury

Kendrick Carmouche continues to rocket up the Belmont spring/summer meet leaderboard, entering Friday tied with Jose Lezcano for the most jockey wins with 15. Through the meet’s first 12 days, Carmouche already has doubled his 2018 graded stakes victory count, piloting Heavenhasmynikki in the Grade 3 Vagrancy on May 11 and the French-bred Olympico in […]

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‘Matured’ Catholic Boy Targets July 6 Suburban Handicap

Catholic Boy was known for his high-level consistency and versatility during his 3-year-old campaign with Grade 1 triumphs on dirt and turf. Following a comeback win in the Grade 2 Dixie over the grass at Pimlico in his 4-year-old debut, he could go back to the main track for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban Handicap […]

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NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 Features $47,520 Carryover To Sunday Card

Fleet Admiral’s upset win at 31-1 odds in Saturday’s final race at Belmont Park ensured a NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 carryover of $47,520 and also triggered a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $36,862 when live racing resumes at Belmont on Sunday. The NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, covering the last five races of every […]

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‘All Went Smoothly’ In First Post-Derby Breeze For Tacitus

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was trackside at Belmont Park early Saturday morning to oversee Juddmonte Farms homebred Tacitus making his first breeze back since a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mott is pointing the impeccably bred son of Tapit and multiple Grade 1 winner Close Hatches towards […]

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Pletcher: Beaten Peter Pan Favorite Intrepid Heart ‘Bred Top And Bottom’ For Belmont Distance

Trainer Todd Pletcher has indicated that Intrepid Heart, the beaten favorite when finishing third in Saturday’s G3 Peter Pan Stakes, could join the cast for the 2019 Belmont Stakes. According to drf.com, Pletcher thought that the 3-year-old son of Tapit was mostly compromised by his immaturity, rather than a stumble at the start. “Johnny (Velazquez, jockey) […]

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