Attendance and handle at Saratoga continue to post increases compared with 2010 through the second week of the meet, or 10 days, according to the New York Racing Association.
The jockey and trainer title chases for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet came down to the final two races on closing day, July 17, with Ramon Dominguez holding off a challenge by Javier Castellano to be leading jockey.
Tamarind Hall, a 15-1 shot, leads three longshots across the wire first July 2 in Belmont's Bed o'Roses Handicap (gr. III). Hilda's Passion, the 3-10 favorite, finishes sixth.
Alienation, who made an eye-catching return in her season debut last month, will shoot for her first stakes win in the $250,000 Prioress (gr. I) July 4 at Belmont Park.
Steve Haskin on Smarty's only defeat and the height of Smartymania. Read Blog
Buster's Ready took over at the top of the lane and emphatically repelled the bids of her rivals, including odds-on favorite Joyful Victory, to score the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) June 25 at Belmont Park.
Gantry set a Belmont Park inner turf course record June 23, covering six furlongs in 1:06.87 when winning a $52,000 optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up.
Awesome Maria remained perfect in four starts in 2011 and notched her first grade I win when she kicked away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap June 18 at Belmont Park.
Flying Zee Stables' Street Game set an easy pace and never looked back, crushing a good field of 3-year-old turf milers in the $100,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) June 18 at Belmont Park.
One of three chances for Todd Pletcher, Awesome Maria seeks her first grade I win when she faces a small but solid field in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap.
Son of Tapit wins the True North Handicap by 8 1/2 lengths in 1:08.86; gives trainer Kiaran McLaughlin his second stakes score in a row on Belmont Stakes undercard.
Grey skies and damp conditions greeted Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day at Belmont Park on Long Island June 11. A light rain continues to fall with an hour to the first post.
Trainer Dale Romans calls 'dibs' on the front end for Shackleford in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), also known as the 'Test of the Champion.'
Juddmonte Farms' homebred filly is 5-2 morning-line choice for June 11 Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. The one-mile race for older fillies and mares is worth $400,000.
Potential record-breaking heat causes NYRA to cancel racing June 9; forecast is for temperatures to drop off dramatically by Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner and $5.3 million earner Gio Ponti heads the field of 10 turf specialists that have been entered for the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the June 8 Belmont Stakes card.
Travelin Man and Justin Phillip are both entering off losing efforts, but those two could be the ones to beat in the $250,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old sprinters June 11 at Belmont Park.
William Clifton Jr.'s Tizway took over approaching the quarter pole and opened up in the stretch to post a decisive victory in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Memorial Day at Belmont Park.
Grade I winner Hibaayeb used her class edge to help secure her first victory of the season, as she defeated five rivals to take the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) May 28 at Belmont Park.
A large and evenly-matched field of 11 was drawn for the Met Mile, which headlines Belmont Park's Memorial Day lineup that also includes the Sands Point (gr. IIT).
Christophe Clement, already a four-time winner of the event, has three of the six betting interests entered in the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) May 28 at Belmont Park.
'This race puts you in the history books. Horse racing is built around these three races.' Read Blog
After a frustrating couple of months, Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation redeemed himself with a hard-fought win in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 14 at Belmont Park.
Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann and Jerome (gr. II) winner Adios Charlie lead a field of 11 for the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), which returns to Belmont Park May 14 after a one-year hiatus.
It takes a real man to step off the throne while he's still on top. Read Blog
Making his first start for Mike Repole and Todd Pletcher after being claimed for $62,500, Caixa Eletronica pulled a 10-1 upset in the $100,000 Westchester (gr. III) April 30 at Belmont Park.
Grade I winner Haynesfield, expected to be one of the top older horses of 2011, will make his season debut April 30 when he faces five foes in the $100,000 Westchester (gr. III) on opening weekend at Belmont Park.
Horse Racing Radio Network's coverage of the three Triple Crown races will be broadcast nationwide on Sirius XM Radio.
Due to expected snowfall and winds, Aqueduct Racetrack will not conduct live racing Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
Part of Todd Pletcher's Breeders' Cup brigade took to Belmont's training track to breeze one final time before they depart for Churchill Downs Oct. 26.
Multiple graded stakes winner Mary's Follies, off for the past 11 months, will make her return in the $100,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 16 at Belmont Park.
Uncle Mo is favored in the $300,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9 at Belmont Park, where he will likely face five rivals in his stakes debut.
Tizway swept past Jersey Town at the top of the lane and easily pulled clear of the field en route to a five-length win in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Winter Memories remained perfect in two starts when she used an electrifying move at the top of the stretch to pull away for an eye-catching 5 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support wore down favored Soldat in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Belmont Park's yielding turf course Oct. 3
Haynesfield, sent off at 7-1, pulled off a shocker in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park, going wire-to-wire under Ramon Dominguez while never being challenged.
Life At Ten, who was beaten soundly by Persistently and the recently retired Rachel Alexandra last out, rebounded convincingly in the $350,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I), romping to an easy victory Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
English-bred Ave split horses in deep stretch and got up just before the wire to post a 10-1 upset in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
Godolphin Racing's Girolamo put away Riley Tucker in mid-stretch en route to a decisive victory in the $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes(gr. I) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
Regal Ransom is the 2-1 favorite in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), which is scheduled for dirt for the first time. Le Grand Cru won the off-the-turf race in 2009.
Led by Godolphin Stable's Girolamo, a talented field of nine sprinters will all vie for their first grade I win in the $350,000 Vosburgh Invitational Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
Paddy O'Prado will get his stiffest test when he makes his debut against older horses in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
Sara Louise will try to avenge a narrow defeat in last year's Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) but will have to do it in her season debut after being on the sidelines for more than nine months.
Lael Stables' 3-year-old filly Check the Label, scratched out of the off-the-turf Lake Placid (gr. IIT) last month, returns to Belmont Park where she seeks her first grade I win in the $250,000 Garden City Stakes.
Al Khali finally got loose in mid-stretch and ran down odds-on favorite Winchester in the final yards to win the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 11 at Belmont Park.
Millionaire 7-year-old Grand Couturier has not been a factor in four starts this season, but his connections are hoping he will return to form in a race he won a year ago, the Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont.
Lenny and Steve discuss September racing at Belmont, the upcoming Secretariat movie, the Preakness bonus, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
MI Developments Inc. announced Aug. 27 a bonus program involving tracks owned by the company that could result in a $5.5 million bonus for the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
The top three finishers of the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), including winner Devil May Care, top a field of eight in a historic edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 on opening weekend at Saratoga.
Most Popular Stories
- Beholder Work Moved After Del Mar Breakdowns
- Stradivari Sustains Career-Ending Injury
- Bitumen Rallies to Sanford Score
- Enola Gray Still Unbeaten After Del Mar Romp
- Exaggerator Questionable for Jim Dandy
- Fair Eva First Stakes Winner for Frankel
- Highland Reel Leads Every Step in King George
- 7-Year-Old Gelding Wins First Start at Ellis
- Blame Angel Wins a Day After Trainer's Death
- After 35 Years, Jockey Joe Steiner Retires