Headlines for Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Omaha caps a successful Triple Crown campaign with a solid victory in the 1935 Belmont Stakes.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Omaha

    In the third of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse of June 15, 1935 on Omaha winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

  • Napravnik cleared to ride following spill

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik was cleared to ride by the medical staff at Belmont Park after being unseated at the start of the 7TH race on Thursday, while rider Irad Ortiz Jr. was taken to the hospital complaining of neck and back pain after falling from his mount later in the race. Both horses continued on and appeared unhurt after being caught by outriders.

  • Belmont They Said It

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  • Reddam, Baffert recall foiled Triple Crown bids

    Owner J. Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez were on hand at Belmont Park Thursday morning as Triple Crown candidate I'll Have Another galloped around the 1 1/2-mile oval, with the only difference in his routine being that he departed the Belmont Stakes barn for the first time.

  • Dullahan to test Another's worthiness; 'Rags looks for redemption

    Thoroughbred owners can go a lifetime without acquiring a horse who can make an impact on the Triple Crown, but such success has come quickly for Donegal Racing, which on Saturday will attempt to win its first classic when the partnership, headed by Jerry Crawford, sends out Dullahan in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Breen hopes for deja vu with Adonis; Lukas, McPeek content to be longshots

    The first Belmont Stakes horse on Belmont Park's main track Thursday morning was My Adonis, who galloped just over a mile after the gates opened at 5:30 (EDT). New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen was on hand to watch My Adonis, who was a late confirmation for the race, coming on the evening before Wednesday's entries were drawn.

  • Brown gets insight from Frankel's methods

    When Chad Brown worked for late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, the young assistant learned the importance of knowing your horse and its strengths. On Saturday, Brown will attempt to emulate his mentor -- who in 2003 ended Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid by sending out Empire Maker to a victory in the Belmont Stakes -- when he saddles Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm's Street Life for the &quot;Test of the Champion.&quot;

  • Monmouth Stakes features Data Link, Get Stormy rematch

    Data Link and Get Stormy last met in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day and the duo are scheduled to clash again in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mthstakes12.html"> Monmouth Stakes</a> when they take on a field that includes two past winners of the 1 1/8-mile turf test.

  • Dale Romans at today&#39;s news conference

    Some Trainers Still Upset With Stakes Barn

    A day after the dozen Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses were relocated to a designated barn, some trainers still expressed dissatisfaction with the arrangement and questioned why it wasn't handled differently.

  • Churchill offers 'I'll Have Another' seating deal on Belmont Stakes Day

    Churchill Downs will join its fans in celebrating the Triple Crown bid by I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, on Saturday as the historic home of the Derby offers a special &quot;I'll Have Another&quot; seating deal, Triple Crown-themed drink specials and giveaways, and the opportunity to wager on the simulcast of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown, from New York's Belmont Park.

  • Racing to be Featured on NBC June 7

    Thoroughbred racing will be featured Thursday, June 7, across the NBC television properties. Racing-related offerings include "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On" and "I'll Have Another-Charging Toward History," on NBC Sports Network.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Fires Bullet Work at Keeneland

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan completed his major training preparations for the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs with a bullet, five-furlong work in :59 2/5 at Keeneland June 7.

  • Wise Dan posts final major move for Stephen Foster

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan completed his major training preparations for the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on June 16 at Churchill Downs with a bullet five-furlong work in :59 2/5 for trainer Charlie Lopresti on Thursday over the synthetic Polytrack surface at Keeneland.

  • Belmont Stakes News Minute 06/07/2012

    Lenny Shulman reports on the days news, including Union Rags first tour of the Belmont track, I'll Have Another, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Ontario Pledges $50M in Transitional Funding

    The Ontario government announced June 7 it will provide up to $50 million in transitional funding to the province's horse racing industry over the next three years.

  • Mario Gutierrez at the June 6 Press Briefing

    Gutierrez Displays Calm Before Belmont Test

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez appeared calm and collected at a June 7 press briefing, noting that he had galloped horses around Belmont Park that morning and would ride in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) the day before the Belmont.

  • Belmont Stakes Interview Jerry Crawford

    Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox after winning the 1930 Kentucky Derby.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Gallant Fox

    In the second of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, a look at how The Blood-Horse magazine covered the 1930 Belmont Stakes victory of Gallant Fox.

  • Belmont Stakes News Minute 06/07/2012

    Lenny Shulman reports on the days news, including Union Rags' first tour of the Belmont track, I'll Have Another, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • THS: The Belmont Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by TVG. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Paynter at Belmont Park 6/7/2012
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    Zayat Hopes Paynter is His Masterpiece

    Ahmed Zayat has come close repeatedly in racing's 3-year-old classics, including with Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He hopes Paynter can put him over the top in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Acclamation returns in pursuit of third straight Whittingham

    Unraced since easily winning the Grade 2 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship in early October, champion older male Acclamation will make his highly-anticipated 2012 bow in a familiar spot when he seeks his third straight victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/whittingham12">Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap </a>on Saturday. The six-year-old horse will square off against five rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf affair at Hollywood Park.

  • Thistledown to Install VLTs; Move Possible

    The owner of Thistledown near Cleveland said June 6 it has a memorandum of understanding with the State of Ohio to install video lottery terminals at the racetrack, but also reserves the right to move the operation.

  • Sir Barton, after winning the 1919 Kentucky Derby, on his way to racing&#39;s first Triple Crown.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Sir Barton

    Sir Barton was the first to capture the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Kentucky Derby, although this only became known as the 'Triple Crown' in later years.

  • Customizing Senior Horse Diets

    If you look in a field of older horses, chances are you&#39;ll see some skinny ones, some fat ones, and some that look just right. Every horse ages differently and, thus, their nutritional needs vary.