Headlines for Sunday, June 10, 2012

  • After the Wire - 6/10/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), True North Handicap (gr. II), Just A Game Stakes (gr. I), and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Perrodin dies of cancer

    <i>Daily Racing Form</i> reports that veteran rider E.J. Perrodin, who was diagnosed with cancer right after announcing his retirement in early February, died Sunday morning. The Rayne, Louisiana, native was 55.

  • All Star Heart rockets home in Redondo Beach return

    Unraced since taking the Grade 2 Las Palmas last November 6, the Ron McAnally mare was patiently handled by Brice Blanc, and still had a three-length deficit to overcome in midstretch. But All Star Heart went into turbo mode inside the final furlong, inhaling Hard to Resist in the final strides to score by a half-length. She completed the firm-turf mile in 1:35 2/5 and paid $8.60, $5.60 and $3.60 as the 3-1 second choice.

  • Data Link wins the Monmouth Stakes.

    Data Link Connects in Time in Monmouth Stakes

    A day after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), jockey John Velazquez teamed with odds-on Data Link to produce a victory in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at the New Jersey track June 10.

  • Data Link gets up in course-record time in Monmouth

    One day after guiding Union Rags to victory in the Belmont Stakes, jockey John Velazquez capped his memorable weekend by engineering a course record-setting win aboard Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Data Link in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/monmouth12.pdf">Monmouth Stakes</a>. Velazquez was riding both for the first time in a race, and in both cases, he conjured up a late run to prevail in the final yards.

  • After the Wire - 6/10/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), True North Handicap (gr. II), Just a Game Stakes (gr. I), and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Arlington's Jackpot High 5 hit for $1.1 million

    After going unclaimed for the first 23 racing days of the 2012 Arlington Park meeting, the Jackpot High-5 was finally solved on Sunday when one lucky bettor had the lone winning ticket worth $1,115,184.20, an all-time Arlington Park payout on a single wager.

  • Velazquez reflects on Belmont score aboard Union Rags

    Before leaving for Monmouth Park, where he was scheduled to ride morning-line favorite Data Link for trainer Shug McGaughey in the Grade 3, $200,000 Monmouth Stakes, jockey John Velazquez was on the Belmont Park backstretch reflecting on his thrilling victory aboard Union Rags in Saturday's 144th running of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Union Rags back home at Fair Hill following Belmont win

    Union Rags, winner of Saturday's 144th running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes, was a happy horse Sunday morning in Michael Matz's barn at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland, the trainer reported.

  • Doug O&#39;Neill

    Business as Usual for O'Neill After Belmont

    In spite of the roller coaster ride he's been on with I'll Have Another over the past two months, trainer Doug O'Neill was right back to work at his Befair Hollywood Park stable office at 7 a.m. the morning after the Belmont.

  • Giant Ryan

    Owner Awaits Word on Surgery for Giant Ryan

    New York-bred champion sprinter Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the running of the True North Handicap (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 9, remained stabled at Belmont Park overnight.

  • Overnight ratings soar for Belmont

    Overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes on NBC soared, despite the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I'll Have Another, topping last year's overnight by 13 percent, and the 2010 overnight by 74 percent.

  • Union Rags winning the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Overnight Ratings Up 13%

    Overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on NBC soared in spite of the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I'll Have Another, topping last year's overnight by 13% and the 2010 overnight by 74%.