Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work.
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Multiple graded-stakes winner Protonico leads the cast of older horses going 1 1/16 miles in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 2.
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland.
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex went eye-to-eye with two-time grade I winner Tonalist in the stretch and won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by a head bob July 4 at Belmont Park.
In his first race in more than a year, Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion finished second in his 5-year-old season debut in what amounted to a match race with winner Our Caravan July 1 at Delaware Park.
Tonalist will find himself in easier company July 4 than he did last time out, with only five to tackle and not another grade I winner in the bunch in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park.
Tonalist will look to rebound in the July 4 $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes day.
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 13 at Churchill Downs. Watch Video
Grade I winner Lea will return to the races and a U.S. campaign when the son of First Samurai starts in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Honor Code turned on the afterburners and flew home June 6 in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, with last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist getting up for second.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Belmont Stakes Day, including an update on the weather and the crowd. Watch Video
It's back to the main track for Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor, who will bid to return to the winner's circle June 13 in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
With two days remaining until the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), contenders for the third classic had a busy morning at Belmont Park June 4.
The Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard for the second year in a row. With the 2014 edition won by the previous year's Belmont winner, Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can also win.
Trainer Christophe Clement reflects on the 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist. Christophe also comments on Tonalist's 2015 campaign and run in the Met Mile. watch video
Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
It's been a year since Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome a Triple Crown, and the son of Tapit will once again be running on the Belmont card.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prospects May 29 at Belmont Park. Carpe Diem drilled a half-mile in :47.66 and Madefromlucky was clocked in :47.84.
Ben's Cat, a millionaire two times over, will go for his 25th lifetime stakes victory in the Governor's Cup at Penn National Race Course against his three closest pursuers from his last race.
It was a busy day for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park the morning of May 22 as three of his hopefuls for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) worked at the New York oval.
Pimlico, Japan, Belterra, Santa Anita, Canterbury, Monmouth, Charles Town and More. view slideshow
Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and Affirmed jockey Steve Cauthen believe American Pharoah could be that special horse capable of ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Ron Turcotte agrees.
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