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Imperial Hint Fends Off Whitmore To Earn Millionaire Status In True North

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint was very game late in Friday’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, fending off a late run from Whitmore to win by a neck on the wire. The 5-year-old son of Imperialism was sent to the post as the 8-5 favorite under Javier Castellano. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Imperial Hint covered 6 1/2 […]

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Joking Gets Back On Track For Friday’s True North Stakes

It’s been a while, about 20 months, since Joking was seen in the winner’s circle after the Grade 1 Vosburgh, which punched his ticket to the 2016 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint for owner-trainer Charlton Baker. Joking never got a chance to run in the Breeders’ Cup. The now 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor developed […]

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Resumen Selectivo: Tarde Con Sorpresas El Viernes En Belmont Park

Una buena cantidad de aficionados se dio cita el viernes 9 para presenciar cinco competencias selectivas en el marco del Festival Hípico del Belmont Stakes, tres días de carreras que concluyen el sábado 10 con la disputa del Belmont Stakes (G1), la tercera gema de la Triple Corona norteamericana. A continuación presentamos un resumen de […]

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Roy H Three-For-Three In 2017 With True North Victory

Gary Hartunian’s Roy H shipped in to Belmont Park from Southern California to run his 2017 record to three wins from three starts in Friday’s G2 True North Stakes. The 5-year-old gelding by More Than Ready had never tried graded company before Friday’s contest, but sped away under Paco Lopez at the top of the […]

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Whitmore Puts Sprint Record On The Line In Friday’s G2 True North

A winner of his last five races and undefeated in six career tries at the distance, Southern Springs Stables, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore will put both streaks on the line in Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North at Belmont Park. The 39th running of the six-furlong True North, for 4-year-olds and […]

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‘Most Successful Meet Of My Career’: Charlton Baker Celebrating At Saratoga

Riding high coming off a notable spring meet at Belmont Park in which he captured his first graded stakes victory as an owner and trainer with 7-year-old Joking in the Grade 2 True North, Charlton Baker came into the summer meet at Saratoga with modest expectations but leaves feeling more than fulfilled accomplishing his most […]

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Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Friday Fun

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in New York this year to share his unique perspective on Belmont Stakes week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The Belmont contenders were once again out in […]

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Joking Last-To-First For First Graded Win In True North

Charlton Baker’s Joking, whom he both owns and trains, was the last-to-first surprise winner of Friday’s Grade 2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park. The 7-year-old son of Distorted Humor came with a late rush down the center of the track to get his neck in front on the wire, covering six furlongs in 1:08.04 […]

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Up in Smoke: Lynch’s Failed Drug Test Torpedoes Private Zone’s 2016 Debut

Multiple stakes winner Private Zone, the morning line favorite for Friday’s G2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park, will be scratched from the race after the New York State Gaming Commission ruled that trainer Brian Lynch would be “ineligible to participate in New York racing for an undetermined period.” According to a report in the […]

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Private Zone Makes 2016 Debut In Friday’s True North

Good Friends Stable’s Private Zone will look to make his 2016 debut a memorable one as the Brian Lynch-trained bay gelding headlines the Grade 2, $250,000 True North for 4-year-olds and up over six furlongs on the main track Friday as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Private Zone finished fifth last out in […]

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