Law, Ehalt Honored In Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest

Tom Law of ST Publishing and Bob Ehalt of Thoroughbred Racing Commentary earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) ninth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2017 Belmont Stakes, won by Tapwrit. Law won for his follow-up piece entitled “Perfect Script,” which examined Tapwrit’s journey […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?

Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it’s time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer incentives or make other tweaks. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Commentary: Vet Record Transparency Should Be Rule For Every Race Day, Not Just Major Stakes

As it has been well-documented over the past week, Japanese challenger Epicharis was forced to miss the G1 Belmont Stakes last Saturday after becoming lame in his right front hoof. The colt’s status for the race first came into question a few days prior, when the New York State Gaming Commission released the veterinary records […]

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Tapwrit Derrocha Clase Y Resistencia Para Ganar El Belmont Stakes

Una vez más, un corredor del Kentucky Derby deja pasar el Preakness Stakes y regresa para imponerse en el Belmont Stakes. Tapwrit, un hijo de Tapit que costó en subasta $1,200,000, justificó su precio al ganar de manera convincente la edición número 149 del Belmont Stakes (G1, $1,500,000) cerrando con broche de oro el Festival […]

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NYRA Again Extends $1 Million Bonus For Japan-Based 2018 Belmont Winner

In 2018, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again offer a $1 million bonus to the connections of any Japan-based horse who wins the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. NYRA officials made the announcement Friday. The $1 million bonus is being offered for the first time in 2017 […]

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Connections Still Targeting Belmont Stakes With Epicharis

Connections of Japanese invader Epicharis remained hopeful Friday morning that their colt would take his spot in the starting gate in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The Daily Racing Form reports that the colt was examined by NYRA’s chief veterinarian early Friday. Epicharis did not train, but was walked in the barn’s shedrow. His right front foot has been fitted […]

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TCI: Epicharis, Twisted Tom Could Be Best At ‘Surviving’ Belmont Distance

The TCI guys preview the final jewel of the 2017 Triple Crown – Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), the “Test of the Champion” at the grueling 1 1/2-mile distance. With a seemingly wide-open and star-lacking group of 12, will this year produce yet another wild, longshot result? And, if so, which 3-year-olds have the best shot at doing […]

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Updated: Epicharis Treated For Lameness; Does Not Train Thursday Morning

The status of Japanese invader Epicharis for the Belmont Stakes is questionable after he was treated for lameness in his right front leg Wednesday night. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, veterinary records released by the New York State Gaming Commission show that the colt was given two grams of phenylbutazone (bute) via IV Wednesday for “lameness right […]

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La Previa Del Belmont: Una Carrera Donde Todo es Posible

Muchos despertaron el miércoles con la inesperada noticia: un abceso en un casco dejaba fuera del Belmont Stakes al campeón dosañero Classic Empire, que muy probablemente hubiese sido el claro favorito en el Morning Line de la carrera de 2400 metros. La deserción del hijo de Pioneerof the Nile redujo la nómina del Belmont número […]

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