Claire Novak shares information on Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who did not go to the track to train Thursday morning after being treated for lameness. Plus footage of Irish War Cry and Gormley in their first trips over the track!
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
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J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
Japanese-bred colt covered five furlongs in 1:06, but ran the last three in :37 on the Belmont Park training track.
Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.
Carrot Farm's UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) runner-up Epicharis is one step closer to his bid in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10, as he emerged from a May 24 breeze in good order and entered isolation in Japan.
Churchill Downs Inc. officials say they'll try again next year to get a Japanese horse in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1)—with hopes to add to the international draw and revenues of its signature event.
Epicharis, a grandson of Sunday Silence, earned a guaranteed spot in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with a victory in Sunday's Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse.
|Owner||Carrot Farm Co.|
|Epicharis (JPN) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Gold Allure (JPN)||Sunday Silence|
|Stapes Mitsuko (JPN)||Carnegie (IRE)|
|Martin Miyuki (JPN)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Northern Farm||Kamada Masatsugu||$256,100|
|Lookin At Lee|