In the third of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse of June 15, 1935 on Omaha winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.
I'll Have Another is the most likely winner of the Belmont Stakes, but is he the best bet? read blog
Lenny Shulman talks with Jack Brothers, co-owner of Belmont contender Street Life. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
BELMONT STAKES REPORT
Jockey Rosie Napravnik was cleared to ride by the medical staff at Belmont Park after being unseated at the start of the 7TH race on Thursday, while rider Irad Ortiz Jr. was taken to the hospital complaining of neck and back pain after falling from his mount later in the race. Both horses continued on and appeared unhurt after being caught by outriders.
Lenny Shulman talks with Jack Brothers, co-owner of Belmont contender Street Life. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
BELMONT THEY SAID IT
- By Steve Haskin
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Owner J. Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez were on hand at Belmont Park Thursday morning as Triple Crown candidate I'll Have Another galloped around the 1 1/2-mile oval, with the only difference in his routine being that he departed the Belmont Stakes barn for the first time.
Thoroughbred owners can go a lifetime without acquiring a horse who can make an impact on the Triple Crown, but such success has come quickly for Donegal Racing, which on Saturday will attempt to win its first classic when the partnership, headed by Jerry Crawford, sends out Dullahan in the Belmont Stakes.
The first Belmont Stakes horse on Belmont Park's main track Thursday morning was My Adonis, who galloped just over a mile after the gates opened at 5:30 (EDT). New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen was on hand to watch My Adonis, who was a late confirmation for the race, coming on the evening before Wednesday's entries were drawn.
When Chad Brown worked for late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, the young assistant learned the importance of knowing your horse and its strengths. On Saturday, Brown will attempt to emulate his mentor -- who in 2003 ended Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid by sending out Empire Maker to a victory in the Belmont Stakes -- when he saddles Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm's Street Life for the "Test of the Champion."
Data Link and Get Stormy last met in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day and the duo are scheduled to clash again in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Stakes when they take on a field that includes two past winners of the 1 1/8-mile turf test.
Jockeys Rosie Napravnik and Irad Ortiz, Jr., were unseated during separate incidents in the seventh race at Belmont Park on June 7, with Ortiz being transported to a hospital complaining of neck and back pain.
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., with a new agent, renewed energy and permanent move back to California, took time Wednesday to reflect on his victory aboard Ruler on Ice in last year's Belmont Stakes.
A day after the dozen Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses were relocated to a designated barn, some trainers still expressed dissatisfaction with the arrangement and questioned why it wasn't handled differently.
Churchill Downs will join its fans in celebrating the Triple Crown bid by I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, on Saturday as the historic home of the Derby offers a special "I'll Have Another" seating deal, Triple Crown-themed drink specials and giveaways, and the opportunity to wager on the simulcast of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown, from New York's Belmont Park.
Royal Delta, last year's champion 3-year-old filly, will return to Churchill Downs for the first time since she capped her sophomore season with a victory in the Ladies' Classic in the Fleur de Lis.
Thoroughbred racing will be featured Thursday, June 7, across the NBC television properties. Racing-related offerings include "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On" and "I'll Have Another-Charging Toward History," on NBC Sports Network.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan completed his major training preparations for the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs with a bullet, five-furlong work in :59 2/5 at Keeneland June 7.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan completed his major training preparations for the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on June 16 at Churchill Downs with a bullet five-furlong work in :59 2/5 for trainer Charlie Lopresti on Thursday over the synthetic Polytrack surface at Keeneland.
Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez and Dale Romans discuss the Belmont Stakes. watch video
Even if he wins the Triple Crown, I'll Have Another's value as a stallion is not expected to change.
Lenny Shulman reports on the days news, including Union Rags first tour of the Belmont track, I'll Have Another, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
The Ontario government announced June 7 it will provide up to $50 million in transitional funding to the province's horse racing industry over the next three years.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez appeared calm and collected at a June 7 press briefing, noting that he had galloped horses around Belmont Park that morning and would ride in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) the day before the Belmont.
Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
In the second of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, a look at how The Blood-Horse magazine covered the 1930 Belmont Stakes victory of Gallant Fox.
Bob Baffert talks about his Belmont contender, Paynter. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman reports on the days news, including Union Rags' first tour of the Belmont track, I'll Have Another, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Marathon Farm got a bargain when they bought Stone Hope, the dam of Belmont Stakes contender Street Life, for $25,000 in January.
Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez and Dale Romans discuss the Belmont Stakes.
Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by TVG. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Belmont Stakes.
Ahmed Zayat has come close repeatedly in racing's 3-year-old classics, including with Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He hopes Paynter can put him over the top in the Belmont Stakes.
Bob Baffert talks about his Belmont contender, Paynter.
Shivananda Racing's Trinniberg will cut back to a more favorable distance June 9 in the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park, but he could have his hands full.
Trainer Michael Matz comments on his Belmont contender Union Rags. watch video
Winter Memories battles Hungry Island and Tapitsfly, in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at a mile on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard June 9.
The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium announced after its general meeting June 5 that Fort Erie Racetrack will hold its last live race this year.
Unraced since easily winning the Grade 2 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship in early October, champion older male Acclamation will make his highly-anticipated 2012 bow in a familiar spot when he seeks his third straight victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap on Saturday. The six-year-old horse will square off against five rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf affair at Hollywood Park.
Trainer Michael Matz comments on his Belmont contender Union Rags.
The owner of Thistledown near Cleveland said June 6 it has a memorandum of understanding with the State of Ohio to install video lottery terminals at the racetrack, but also reserves the right to move the operation.
Sir Barton was the first to capture the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Kentucky Derby, although this only became known as the 'Triple Crown' in later years.
If you look in a field of older horses, chances are you'll see some skinny ones, some fat ones, and some that look just right. Every horse ages differently and, thus, their nutritional needs vary.
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