Articles posted June 8, 2012

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And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss the Belmont Stakes, including an interview with Chad Brown, trainer of Belmont contender Street Life, and the picks for the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video

Redeemed wires Brooklyn

Jay Em Ess Stable's Redeemed took the lead soon after the start of Friday's Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park and turned back several challenges en route to a dominating 10-length victory under jockey Ramon Dominguez. The four-year-old son of Include was forced to tote the highweight of 121 pounds following a 9 3/4-length romp in the Milesius Stakes on May 3, but that wasn't enough to stop him from completing 1 1/2 miles on the fast dirt in 2:28 4/5.

Upgrade makes the grade in Jaipur

Dennis Narlinger's Upgrade overturned defending champion Right One in Friday's Grade 3, $150,000 Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park, earning his first career stakes victory. Sent off as the third choice at 5-1, the Michelle Nihei trainee rallied under a well-timed John Velazquez ride, then safely held Right One by three-quarters of a length.

Thornton's 'helmetcam' coming to a computer near you

Inquiring minds may want to know what it looks like to ride a winning race aboard a Thoroughbred. More specifically, what does it look like for the jockey to come from well back in the pack and then have to split two rivals in tight quarters before going on and eventually catching the front runner?

I'll Have Another Q&A

I'll Have Another Q&A

Paul Reddam and Doug O'Neil answer questions about I'll Have Another's retirement.

Black Caviar: 21 things to know

After a 30-hour trek from Australia, Black Caviar's plane landed at London's famed Heathrow Airport Thursday afternoon. The world's top-ranked sprinter sported a custom-made Lycra compression suit to ease the lengthy journey, which included stops along the way in Singapore and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

I'll Have Another gallops early

Seeking to create a quieter experience on Friday for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, trainer Doug O'Neill sent his charge to the track at 5:30 a.m. (EDT) for a jog and gallop.

Triple Crown Heroes: War Admiral

Triple Crown Heroes: War Admiral

In the fourth of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse issue of June 12, 1937, on War Admiral winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

Belmont Stakes Interview: Bob Baffert

Belmont Stakes Interview: Bob Baffert

Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert about Paynter, his Belmont Stakes contender, including how he got his name and his prospects for the race. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

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