Headlines for Monday, June 4, 2012

  • NBC Sports Group offers 11 hours of Belmont Week coverage

    NBC Sports Group's 11 hours of Belmont Week coverage begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) with "I'll Have Another -- Charging Toward History" on NBC Sports Network and culminates with the 144th Belmont Stakes on NBC, Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Tracks plan special events for Belmont Day

    Tracks around the country are gearing up for a potentially historic day's racing on Saturday, in honor of I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes.

  • O'Neill glad that Belmont horses will be in 'same locker room'

    I'll Have Another, who on Saturday will bid to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, had his usual 1 1/2-mile tour of Belmont Park's oval Monday morning, walking and jogging alongside stable pony Lava Man before galloping through the lane.

  • Guyana Star Dweej definite for Belmont

    After watching Guyana Star Dweej put in a half-mile work on Belmont Park's fast main track Monday morning, owner-trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal confirmed the Eddington colt will make his next start in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

  • Equine Advocates to Honor Strawbridge

    George Strawbridge, Jr., owner of Augustin Stable, will receive the Safe Home Equine Protection Award from Equine Advocates at the organization's 11th Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction in New York Aug. 2.

  • Guyana Star Dweej Works at Belmont.
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    Guyana Star Dweej Works; On to Belmont

    After watching Guyana Star Dweej put in a half-mile work on Belmont Park's main track June 4, owner-trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal confirmed the colt will make his next start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo: No Exclusive Casino Rights for Tracks

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making clear that racetrack operators will not get their wish to get exclusive rights for new, Las Vegas-style casinos if New York next year approves a sharp expansion of gambling.

  • Hansen to miss Woody Stephens

    A depleted red blood cell count will keep 2011 juvenile champion Hansen from making an anticipated start in Saturday's Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park.

  • Seattle Slew 1977 Kentucky Derby

    Hammer Time: Triple Crown Auction Connection

    Seattle Slew and I'll Have Another didn't generate much buyer enthusiasm as young horses when sold at public auction. But Seattle Slew became Thoroughbred racing's 10th Triple Crown winner & I'll Have Another could become 12

  • Canterbury Park Racing

    Deal Would Give Canterbury $75M for Purses

    Canterbury Park Holding Corp. and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community struck a 10-year "cooperative marketing agreement" by which the tribe will funnel $75 million in purses to the Minnesota racetrack.

  • Hansen

    Hansen to Skip Woody Stephens

    Hansen, who won this year's Gotham (gr. III) and was last year's champion 2-year-old male, will not start in the June 9 Woody Stephens (gr. II) at Belmont Park due to a low red blood cell count.

  • U.S. Wagering Stable During May

    Despite strong handle for the spring's first two classics, wagering on U.S. racing in May was nearly identical to the same month a year ago, according to the latest economic indicators from Equibase.

  • Redeemed, Birdrun top Brooklyn

    There was a lot separating Redeemed and Birdrun -- 9 3/4 lengths, in fact -- when the pair met in the 1 1/8-mile Milesius over a sloppy Belmont Park strip on May 3. That gap might narrow a bit in Friday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/brooklyn12">Brooklyn Handicap</a> over 1 1/2 miles, a race Birdun won in wire-to-wire fashion by 3 3/4 lengths a year ago.

  • BC tickets now on sale to general public

    The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park Monday announced that tickets are now on sale to the general public for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

  • Belmont News Minute - 6/4/2012

    Steve Haskin examines works for Belmont Stakes contenders Atigun, Dullahan, Paynter, Street Life, Unstoppable U, Guyana Star Dweej, and Union Rags.