Headlines for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

  • Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap winner Proviso takes on 5 in the Just a Game.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8825850%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Just a Game: Proviso Bids for Grade I Repeat

    In her first race since defeating West Coast males in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT) three months ago, Proviso takes on streaking filly Phola in the $400,000 Just a Game Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 5.

  • Belmont 142 Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

    This special report takes an in-depth look at the pedigrees of the contenders in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Include a five-cross pedigree chart, Brisnet.com Past Performances, and a Leading Sires at Belmont Park.

  • And They're Off: Belmont 2010

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk talk Belmont Stakes, including their picks. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road, the Hall of Fame nominees, and the site of the 2011 Breeders' Cup.

  • And They're Off: 2010 Belmont

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk talk Belmont Stakes, including their picks. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road, the Hall of Fame nominees, and the site of the 2011 Breeders' Cup. Presented by Darby Dan Farm. Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • D' Funnybone gets back to his favored distance of seven furlongs in the Woody Stephens.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8849898%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    D' Funnybone Has Four Foes in Woody Stephens

    Multiple grade II winner D' Funnybone gets back to his favored distance of seven furlongs when he takes on four other 3-year-olds in the $250,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Crisp won the grade I Santa Anita Oaks in March.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8825809%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Five Oaks Fillies to Meet Again in Acorn

    A full field of 13 fillies, including five Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders, are set to go postward in the June 5 Betfair TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes Day at the Jamaica, N.Y.-based Belmont Park.

  • 'Valley of Modesty' Has Others Taking Notice

    There is much ado about the meet at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, where the track operator, the NJSEA, the local Thoroughbred horsemen, and their breeder counterparts agreed after a lengthy debate to slash race dates in half.

  • 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8063583%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Bird Works With Borel Up

    In his second workout since returning to Churchill Downs, 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird worked a half-mile in :48 flat with jockey Calvin Borel in the irons.

  • Met Mile winner Quality Road<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9047698%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Met Mile is Road to Breeding Shed Success

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Traditionally considered a sire-making race, a win in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is a coveted addition to the resume of future sires like 2010 winner Quality Road.

  • Oaklawn Park,  Hot Springs, Arkansas, March 13, 2010


LOOKIN AT LUCKY
The Rebel Stakes  50th Running
Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram &amp; Paul Weitman, Owners
Bob Baffert, Trainer
Garrett Gomez, Up
Noble&#39;s Promise (2nd)
Dublin (3rd)
$4.20  $2.80  $2.20
Purse $300,000
1-1/16 Miles  1:43

    Belmont News Minute: Wed, 6/2/2010

    Lenny Shulman with an update from Belmont Park, including the latest on First Dude, Stay Put, Drosselmeyer and a few other Belmont contenders. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Belmont News Minute: Wed, 6/2/2010

    Lenny Shulman with an update from Belmont Park, including the latest on First Dude, Stay Put, Drosselmeyer and a few other Belmont contenders. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Richard Migliore announces his retirement at Belmont Park.

    Migliore Hangs 'Em Up

    Veteran jockey Richard Migliore announced his retirement from the saddle the morning of June 2 at a press conference at the Garden Terrace at Belmont Park.