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Brogden, Broodmare Life Happened, Cross Paths Again At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The success of prominent broodmare Life Happened has been indelibly linked to the ascension of Carrie Brogden, co-owner of Machmer Hall Farm and consignor Select Sales. That’s what makes it somewhat jarring to see the mare’s War Front filly being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale under a different shedrow. The War Front […]

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Prado may be sitting on a live longshot in the Belmont

As Tim Wilkin, staff writer for the Times Union, astutely points out, Prado has two wins in the Belmont, with 70-1 Sarava in 2002 and the 36-1 Birdstone in 2004. Birdstone ended the Triple Crown run of Smarty Jones. “It was hard to believe that it was going to be me that won that race,” […]

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Animal Kingdom 2-1 favorite for Belmont; Shackleford draws post 12

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes during Wednesday’s post position draw.  Derby runner-up Nehro is the second choice at 4-1, followed by Preakness winner Shackleford at 9-2.  Animal Kingdom will break from post nine, Nehro drew post six and Shackleford will start from the […]

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Belmont 143 Post Position Draw Results

The post positions for the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes were drawn Wednesday morning in New York.  The results are posted below, including the morning line set by Belmont Park linemaker Eric Donovan. PP   Horse                     Jockey                ML Odds1  Master of Hounds     Garrett Gomez        10-12  Stay Thirsty             Javier Castellano     20-13  Ruler On Ice            Jose Valdivia, […]

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Santiva, Prime Cut arrive at Belmont Park

Press Release After sharing a flight from Kentucky to New York, Belmont Stakes contenders Santiva and Prime Cut reached Belmont Park in separate vans shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Grade 2 winner Santiva, a closing fifth in the Kentucky Derby in his most recent start, was accompanied on the trip from Churchill Downs by […]

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Belmont notes 6/6: Contenders put in final works

Here are the latest notes on the Belmont 143 contenders, as provided by the New York Racing Association Monday afternoon: Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom signaled his readiness for the rematch with Preakness winner Shackleford in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes with a bullet half-mile work this morning in 47.76 under jockey John […]

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Prime Cut works at Churchill, set for Saturday

Press Release Donald A. Adam’s Prime Cut, third in the Peter Pan (GII) and runner-up in the Coolmore Lexington (GII), will head to New York on Tuesday for a run in Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) following a strong five-furlong work on Monday at Churchill Downs.   The 3-year-old son of Bernstein, working in […]

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Prime Cut to run in Belmont

Trainer Neil Howard announced Saturday night that Prime Cut, the third-place finisher in last month’s Peter Pan Stakes, would indeed return to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

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Belmont Park notes 6/3: Nehro arrives, weekend works lined up

Here are the latest notes on the Belmont 143 contenders, as provided by Belmont Park Friday afternoon: Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro arrived at trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn early this morning after an overnight van ride from Churchill Downs and will likely breeze early Monday morning for the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million […]

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Howard: Prime Cut still questionable for Belmont

Press Release Donald Adam’s Prime Cut, a candidate to compete in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on June 11, worked five furlongs in 1:03.60 on Tuesday at Churchill Downs.         Exercise rider Dane Noel was in the saddle for trainer Neil Howard as the 3-year-old son of Bernstein covered the distance over […]

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