I'll Have Another gets another outside draw, post 11 of 12, for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). The son of Flower Alley bids to become racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown in the "Test of the Champion" June 9.
Lady of Shamrock, impressive winner of the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) two months ago, looks to extend her winning streak to three in the $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.
Off for more than eight months, champion Acclamation makes his much-awaited return in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9, a race he has won the past two years.
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss the Belmont Stakes, including Doug O'Neill's TCO2 violation, and the Belmont detention barn. Also, an interview with Chad Brown, trainer of Belmont contender Street Life, and the picks for the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.
Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
Moyglare Stud's Market Slide, an Irish Broodmare of the Year, died a few days ago after recently foaling a Montjeu filly.
An accomplished field of seasoned, older spinters, headed by grade I victors Smiling Tiger and Giant Ryan, will vie for victory in the $400,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park.
144TH BELMONT STAKES
Union Rags, the 6-1 third choice on the morning line behind Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another (4-5) and Dullahan (5-1) for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park shortly after 11 a.m. (EDT) and was quickly settled into to the stakes barn.
Giant Ryan is currently 2-0-1 from three starts at Belmont Park and on Saturday will seek to improve that mark when starting as the 120-pound highweight in the Grade 2, $400,000 True North Handicap. The six-furlong contest will be accompanied on the Belmont Stakes undercard by a pair of stakes restricted to sophomores -- the Grade 2, $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes going seven furlongs and the $100,000 Easy Goer Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.
The trio of Boisterous, Desert Blanc, and Top Surprize--the respective top three finishers in the Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT)--figure to make things interesting again in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.
Will I'll Have Another be crowned as Triple Crown winner number 12? Or will there be a spoiler? Predict the Order
A handy winner of the Grade 2 Dixie on May 19, Hudson Steele could continue his ascent into the upper ranks of leading turf runners Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Manhattan Handicap. The 1 1/4-mile heat will take its usual position on the 13-race Belmont Stakes day program as the race immediately preceding the third leg of the Triple Crown.
BELMONT STAKES DRAW THEY SAID IT
Focusing on I'll Have Another's attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, the TVG network will provide extensive coverage highlighted by on-site programming from New York's Belmont Park.
Robert McNair hopes history repeats itself June 9 when Street Life, whom he co-owns, seeks to spoil the Triple Crown party of I'll Have Another. McNair owned part of Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the 1997 Triple Crown.
BELMONT STAKES FEATURE
The Churchill Downs-owned ADW issued rebates on New York wagers that were assessed the wrong takeout over 14 months.
The move of all horses entered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to Barn 2 at Belmont Park was an orderly process June 6, with 4-5 morning-line favorite I'll Have Another the last to arrive just a few minutes past noon.
Lenny Shulman reports on the draw, the detention barn, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman reports on the draw, the detention barn, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
Minstrella, a homebred champion and major producer for the late Edward P. Evans, was euthanized early this year at age 28.
A daughter of Lonhro brought Aust$160,000 ($155,901 in U.S. funds) to top the second and final session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale June 6 in Australia.
BELMONT PARK NOTEBOOK
J. Paul Reddam comments on his Triple Crown experiences, I'll Have Another's chances at winning the Belmont Stakes and more! watch video
I'll Have Another will have an additional rival in Saturday's 144th running of the Belmont Stakes as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
D. Wayne Lukas tells the story of Hamazing Destiny from Tuesday. Lukas also comments on Optimizer and the Belmont Stakes barn. watch video
J. Paul Reddam comments on his Triple Crown experiences, I'll Have Another's chances at winning the Belmont Stakes and more!
D. Wayne Lukas tells the story of Hamazing Destiny from Tuesday. Lukas also comments on Optimizer and the Belmont Stakes barn.
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