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Intrepid Heart Faces Eight Other Sophomores Seeking First Stakes Wins In Curlin

A field of nine sophomores will seek their first stakes victory of the year in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Chad Brown will saddle recent maiden winner Highest Honors and allowance winner Looking At Bikinis. Owned and bred by W.S. Farish, Highest […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Joevia Exciting prospect In listed stakes company Not in a classic #2 – Everfast Only bigger shock Than his Preakness runner-up Would […]

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Pletcher Under The Radar With Intrepid Heart, Spinoff In Bid For Fourth Belmont Win

Trainer Todd Pletcher will have two chances at a fourth Belmont Stakes victory when he sends out Robert and Lawana Low’s Intrepid Heart and Wertheimer and Frere’s Spinoff in Saturday’s race. Both horses galloped 1 ¼ miles over the main track Wednesday and stood in the gate. Pletcher, who won the Belmont with Rags to Riches (2007), Palace Malice (2013) […]

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Tapit The Undisputed King In The Final Leg Of The Triple Crown

Currently standing for $225,000 at Gainesway in Lexington, Kentucky, Tapit has produced three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners in Tonalist (2014), Creator (2016) and Tapwrit (2017). On Saturday, three sons of Tapit will contest the final leg of the Triple Crown – Tacitus, Intrepid Heart and Bourbon War. Mark Hernon, Director of Sales at Gainseway, said that […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Niall Brennan Stables: Back In The Big Apple

With no Triple Crown on the line and following the first Kentucky Derby race disqualification in 145 years, there’s little chance the Belmont Stakes will match that kind of drama in the 151st edition on Saturday. But the “Test of the Champion” is still a great race in America’s most famous city on one of […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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Belmont Stakes: Spinoff ‘Stayed Steady’ In Final Work, Intrepid Heart ‘Went Smoothly’

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was pleased with the final breezes from a bevy of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival contenders on Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Visiting the main track shortly after the renovation break were Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets contenders Intrepid Heart and Spinoff along with Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan contender Coal […]

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Field Of Nine, Led By Tacitus, War Of Will, Shaping Up For Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner War of Will and third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tacitus will likely be the solid top two choices in a probable field of nine for the Belmont Stakes June 8. The field won’t officially be set until Tuesday, when the post position draw takes place, but word from potential contenders points to a nine-horse […]

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‘Big Work’ From Spinoff Has Pletcher Trainee In Good Form For Belmont Stakes

It was a busy Saturday morning at Belmont Park for trainer Todd Pletcher as he breezed a number of stakes contenders in preparation for upcoming assignments in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival set for Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8. Wertheimer and Frere’s homebred Spinoff will make his next start in the Grade 1, […]

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Spinoff, Intrepid Heart On Target For Belmont; Game Winner On Fence

Trainer Todd Pletcher added Spinoff to the list of probable entrants for the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 after an 18th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. A Wertheimer and Frere homebred, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun didn’t take to the sloppy track conditions in the Derby, according to […]

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