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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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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Night Racing At Belmont? ‘That’s The Smart Way For Us To Go In The Future’

The New York Racing Association has been pursuing legislation which would allow it to run night-time racing at Belmont Park, revealed NYRA CEO and president Chris Kay on a Thoroughbred Daily News podcast this week. The bill actually passed through the New York Senate, but has yet to reach the State Assembly and so will not […]

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World Record-Holder Disco Partner Stretches Out For Forbidden Apple Victory

Making his first start since setting a world record in the Grade 3 Jaipur and stretching out to a mile for the first time in his career, Patricia Generazio’s Disco Partner picked up his third consecutive win of the year capturing the $150,000 Forbidden Apple on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly from post 9 […]

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Shah’s American Gal Takes Victory Ride In First Start For Callaghan

Kaleem Shah’s homebred American Gal, racing for the first time since December when she was trained by Bob Baffert, won at first asking for her new trainer Simon Callaghan this Sunday at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Concord Point was the easy winner of the G3 Victory Ride Stakes, pulling away from four rival sophomore […]

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O’Brien Fined $1500 For Injectable Electrolytes Found With Assistant Trainer

Irish-based trainer Aidan O’Brien sent several horses to Belmont Park last week to compete at Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Festival, following the same pattern that led to a Belmont Derby win last season. This year, O’Brien will go home with a penalty instead. According to drf.com, the New York Gaming Commission has fined O’Brien $1500 after […]

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Whitney ‘Logical Next Target’ For Suburban Hero Keen Ice

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that Keen Ice came out of his first win in nearly two years fine, following his victory in the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old son of Curlin earned a 106 Beyer Speed Figure in recording his first win since the 2015 Grade 1 Travers, running down 1-2 favorite Shaman […]

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Summers ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Mind Your Biscuits; Forego Colt’s Next Target

Picking up his fourth graded stakes victory and second in a row, following a win in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, 4-year-old Mind Your Biscuits firmly planted himself as one of the top horses in the country with his 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship. That victory also earned him an expenses-paid berth […]

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Oscar Performance Leads All The Way For Belmont Derby Score

Though he was favored on the morning-line, Oscar Performance went off as approximately third choice at odds of 5-1 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational. Despite bettors lack of faith in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Mrs. Jerry Amerman’s homebred took the lead out of the gate and never relinquished it under Jose […]

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Keen Ice Finds His Form, Runs Down Shaman Ghost In Suburban Handicap

Known as the only horse to beat Triple Crown champion American Pharoah during his 3-year-old campaign, Donegal Racing and Calumet Farm’s Keen Ice had not found the winner’s circle since the 2015 Travers. Transferred to trainer Todd Pletcher after the 2016 Dubai World Cup, the colt had been hitting the board in good company but […]

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