Headlines for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

  • Team O'Neill members set up I'll Have Another's stall as NYRA security monitors those entering and exiting Barn 2.

    O'Neill Delays Move to Belmont Stakes Barn

    Trainer Doug O'Neill said June 5 that he was holding off on relocating I'll Have Another to the barn set aside for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses at Belmont Park and that the move would now be made June 6.

  • Trainer Ken McPeek

    McPeek: 'Weird Things Can Happen' in Belmont

    Trainer Ken McPeek says he has brought two "solid 3-year-olds" to New York for a possible start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) because "we believe anything can happen in the third leg of the Triple Crown."

  • Gentildonna winning the Japanese Oaks.

    Gentildonna Impacts Japanese Racing

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Gentildonna is from the 2nd crop of 2-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact, and is the first of his offspring to win a group race at more than a mile.

  • Salix

    KY Salix Meeting: More Questions Than Answers

    During an oddly lopsided meeting on a proposal to phase-out use of furosemide on race day in listed and graded stakes in Kentucky, proponents of the therapeutic anti-bleeding medication made their case. But it may not matter.

  • Lukas receives medical care after being kicked at barn

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who will saddle Optimizer in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, was taken to Winthrop University Hospital in nearby Mineola, New York, Tuesday afternoon after one of his horses reared up and struck him on top of his head.

  • D. Wayne Lukas

    Lukas Injured by Horse, Says He's 'Fine'

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who will saddle Optimizer in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), was taken to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., June 5 after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the head.

  • Belmont longshots begin arriving in New York

    Following a 23-hour van ride from Calder Race Course in Florida, Ravelo's Boy arrived at Belmont Park shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday and became the first horse to take up residence in the track's designated Belmont Stakes barn.

  • I'll Have Another to enter stakes barn Wednesday

    Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another's move to the Belmont Stakes barn will now take place Wednesday, trainer Doug O'Neill said after the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner had another energetic gallop at Belmont Park Tuesday morning.

  • Brown, McPeek hoping to pull Belmont upset

    No horse was traveling faster through the Belmont Park stretch in the Grade 2 Peter Pan on May 12 than Street Life. After trailing in the field of 10 through a half-mile in a scorching :45 1/5, Street Life swung to the outside under jockey Jose Lezcano and turned it on to pass most of the field and wind up third, beaten just 1 3/4 lengths by winner Mark Valeski.

  • Belmont News Minute: 06/05/2012

    Steve Haskin reports the news of the day, including the stakes barn action, and horses on the track on June 5, including I'll Have Another, Street Life, Dullahan, Paynter, and more. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Hollywood Notebook

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  • Belmont Stakes News Minute 6/5/2012

    Steve Haskin reports the news of the day, including the stakes barn action, and horses on the track on June 5, including I'll Have Another, Street Life, Dullahan, Paynter, and more. Plus, what Doug O'Neill had for dinner last night. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • JD Howard with Better Than Honor

    Two for the Show - by Lenny Shulman

    Equine veterinarians typically treat thousands of patients throughout their years in practice, making it highly unlikely that they will be remembered for their work with a certain horse. Meet Dr. JD Howard

  • TwinSpires.com credits players for incorrect takeout by NYRA

    TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, on Monday, June 4, 2012, credited wagering accounts of players impacted by the New York Racing Association's incorrect takeout rates.

  • Birdrun in the 2011 Brooklyn Hanidcap.

    Marathon Man: Birdrun Returns in Brooklyn

    Marathoner Birdrun is entered for a repeat chance in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II). Redeemed is the 5-2 morning-line choice for the June 5 feature, run at the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) distance: one lap around 'Big Sandy.'

  • Larry Collmus

    Collmus: 'Prepare, But Not Over Prepare'

    Little more than a year after becoming the voice of the Triple Crown, Larry Collmus finds himself standing on the precipice of what may be racing history in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Dullahan works at Belmont Park.
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    Dullahan Looks To Turn Tables On 'Another'

    Dullahan, rested after his third-place showing in the Kentucky Derby, will be seeking vindication when he tackles I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes for Jerry Crawford's Donegal Racing partnership.