brooklyn invitational

Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Marconi Leads All The Way In Brooklyn Invitational

In the finale of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Marconi led at every point of call en route to a half-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail under jockey Jose Lezcano, Marconi led the field into the first turn of the 1 ½ mile […]

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Fan-Favorite Hoppertunity Goes The Distance In Brooklyn

The 7-year-old Hoppertunity has been racing against top-level competition for what seems like forever, and is showing no signs of slowing down. A 2 1/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational Handicap, the son of Any Given Saturday earned his ninth lifetime victory under Flavien Prat. Trained by Bob Baffert and sent off as […]

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War Story Picks Up First Graded Stakes Win In G2 Brooklyn

Jorge Navarro-trained War Story picked up his first career graded stakes win on Belmont Saturday, drawing clear by 2 1/2 lengths in the stretch to take the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational. Javier Castellano rode the 5-year-old gelding on a stalking trip throughout, tucking in behind early leader and favorite Tu Brutus (CHI). War Story made […]

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Chilean-Bred Tu Brutus Leads Marathoners In Brooklyn Invitational

The first two finishers in last month’s Flat Out return for more marathon action on Saturday as they head a field of eight for the Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational, which joins the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at the unique distance of 1 ½ miles around Belmont Park’s main track. The Chilean-bred Tu […]

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Shaman Ghost Runs Away With Brooklyn Invitational

Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost was the 4 1/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper covered 12 furlongs in 2:28.40 for trainer Jimmy Jerkens. “I thought he was the class of the race, really,” said Jerkens. “Outside of Kid Cruz, I thought he was the most accomplished, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Belmont Stakes Festival

The final leg of the Triple Crown is finally here! Belmont Park is the highlight of all the racing action this weekend, with the graded stakes action kicking off Friday afternoon. Saturday will feature a total of six grade 1 races from the New York oval. The Gr. 2 True North Stakes suffers a bit […]

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Effinex Still Experiencing Hives ‘Every So Often’ Leading Up To Oaklawn Handicap

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens is plotting a racing schedule for newly crowned New York-bred Horse of the Year, Effinex, who worked five furlongs in 1:02.52 at Belmont Park on Thursday. The first stop is the Grade 2 Oaklawn Park Handicap April 16 in Arkansas. After that, the 5-year-old son of Mineshaft will target New York’s premier […]

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Belmont, Saratoga Release 2016 Stakes Schedules; $18.725M Record Purses At Saratoga

Four of the biggest days in North American racing will anchor the 2016 Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the historic 148th meet at Saratoga Race Course, with the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11 the centerpiece of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Stars & Stripes Day set for July 9 and […]

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