Articles posted June 5, 2012

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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.

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

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. Watch Video

Belmont Stakes News Minute 6/5/2012

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.

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