With the recent "strangles" threat now behind it, the New York Racing Association is going back to its original security plan for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) participants.All Belmont Stakes horses must be on the grounds by noon Friday and each horse will have a security detail at the time.Participants in all six graded stakes will move to security barns 8 and 23 mid-morning Saturday. After entries are drawn for the card on Wednesday, arrangements will be finalized for the remaining races.
"It is our goal to have the participants of all 13 races on Belmont day move into the security barns," said NYRA racing secretary Mike Lakow. "After entries are drawn on Wednesday, we will know the exact number of horses that we will need to accommodate and we will then implement the appropriate plan."In a related development, all of the horses stabled in barn 60 have now been cleared to train with the general horse population.