Headlines for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

  • Lady of Shamrock faces four in the Honeymoon.

    Lady of Shamrock Stands Out in Honeymoon

    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.

  • Acclamation won the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap in 2010 and 2011 (shown).

    Acclamation Goes for 3rd Straight Whittingham

    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.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    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.

  • Belmont Stakes Interview: Ahmed Zayat

    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.

  • Belmont Stakes Interview: Ahmed Zayat

    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.

  • Smiling Tiger has won three grade one races, including the 2011 Triple Bend Handicap.

    Smiling Tiger Heads Tough True North Field

    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.

  • Union Rags arrives; all Belmont runners in stakes barn

    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, Trinniberg headline Belmont sprint stakes

    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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/truenorth12.html">True North Handicap</a>. 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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/woodystephens12.html"> Woody Stephens Stakes</a> going seven furlongs and the $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/easygoer12.html">Easy Goer Stakes</a> at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Manhattan, Just a Game highlight Belmont undercard

    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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/manhattan12">Manhattan Handicap</a>. 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.

  • TVG Offers Coverage of Belmont Stakes

    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.

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    McNairs Shoot for Repeat With Street Life

    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.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another was the last to arrive at the Belmont Stakes barn.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-144/23333063_3WZKbw#!i=1890112655&amp;k=snsBNm5&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Move to Belmont Stakes Barn Orderly

    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.

  • Belmont Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BELMONT PARK NOTEBOOK </font> </b></i>

  • My Adonis to join Belmont field

    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.