Belmont Cancels Sept. 28 Card
Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:11 PM
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:06 PM
Due to anticipated heavy rain in the Elmont, N.Y., area, live racing at Belmont Park has been canceled Sept. 28 to ensure the track surfaces are in optimal condition for the following day's "Super Saturday" card.
The Sept. 29 card features six graded stakes, all part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series. The winners of those races qualify for an automatic starting position in the corresponding Breeders' Cup Championship race with pre-entry and entry fees paid Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park.
The 11-race "Super Saturday'" card gets underway at 12:50 p.m. EDT and is highlighted by the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I), with a 10-horse field featuring a rematch between the top four finishers from the Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course
: Fort Larned
, Ron the Greek
, Flat Out
, and Hymn Book
Many of racing's superstars will compete on the undercard, including champion Royal Delta
and multiple-grade I winner It's Tricky
in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I); Woodward (gr. I) and Cigar Mile (gr. I) winner To Honor and Serve
and classic winner Shackleford
in the $400,000 Kelso (gr. II); grade I winners Zagora (Fr)
and I'm A Dreamer
in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT); and multiple grade I victor Point of Entry
and Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike
in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT).
The wagering menu is highlighted by a $500,000 guaranteed all grade I stakes Pick 4, starting with the $400,000 Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) at approximately 4:04 p.m. EDT. There will also be a Pick 6 starting with the Kelso at approximately 3:30 p.m.
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