Amerman Racing's Oscar Performance took command of the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) entering the first turn after a handful broke well, and the initiative paid off.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2014
With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic.
Claire Novak reports on the status of Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who was seen Friday morning by the New York Racing Association's chief examining veterinarian. Also includes footage of Tapwrit, Meantime, Senior Investment, and more!
Here we are at the end of the road--the often unpredictable Belmont Stakes, without the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, without the favorite Classic Empire, and with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the head of the Japanese invader Epicharis.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
- By Lenny Shulman and Claire Novak
- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Triple Crown, Northeast Region
The status of Japanese contender Epicharis is in question for the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) after the colt was treated with bute June 7 and did not go out to train June 8 at Belmont Park.
A foot abscess knocked Classic Empire out of the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and left the rest of the entrants' connections to wonder how the race will play out in his absence.
Gratitude and humility flow freely from jockey Channing Hill, something the 29-year-old is particularly mindful of these days. He remembers all too well when that wasn't necessarily the case.
Preakness Stakes (G1) third-place finisher covered a half-mile in :50 1/5.
Fern Circle Stables' Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment posted a half-mile breeze the morning of May 31 in preparation for his expected bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).
With the glow of the sun pink on the horizon and most of the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn just beginning to rustle with activity, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing departed from Baltimore to return to his Belmont Park home base May 21.
Cloud Computing moved alongside Classic Empire in the final sixteenth of the Preakness Stakes (G1) and just got his head in front at the wire. Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming set the pace and finished eighth.
Since Always Dreaming's Kentucky Derby triumph, there has been ample reason for both his camp and Classic Empire's to feel emboldened about the prospect of their horses throwing down something exceptional 14 days later.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming was assigned post 4 and installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite May 17 at the post position draw for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
Three vans transporting five candidates for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) arrived at Pimlico Race Course within minutes of each other the afternoon of May 16.
On May 20 Fireman will attend his first Triple Crown race, pulling into Pimlico Race Course as the owner of Senior Investment, a longshot entry in the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1).
Illinois Derby (G3) winner Multiplier and Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment both turned in their final works at Keeneland May 14 for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Trainer Steve Asmussen said Hence may join Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands runner-up Lookin at Lee in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Fern Circle Stables' Senior Investment nabbed West Coast at the wire after circling the field in a thrilling finish of the $200,000 the Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) April 15 at Keeneland.
In a Triple Crown prep season that has been full of chaos, Brad Grady's Girvin will hope to supply a bit of stability April 1 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
|Trainer||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|Owner||Fern Circle Stables|
|Breeder||Dixiana Farms LLC|
|Senior Investment View Five-Cross Pedigree||Discreetly Mine||Mineshaft|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kenneth McPeek, agent||Lane's End, agent for Dixiana Farms||$95,000|