Headlines for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • Five Belmont Stakes Trends

    J. Keeler Johnson analyzes several trends that have arisen in recent editions of the Belmont Stakes.

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    Kid Cruz to Bypass Belmont Stakes

    Kid Cruz, a two-time stakes winner in Maryland earlier this year, has been withdrawn from consideration for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice said after consultation with his owners.

  • Funny Cide Still Draws a Crowd

    Eleven years after Funny Cide's Triple Crown attempt was spoiled by Empire Maker, he and his connections are still a hot item. Catch up with the New York-bred gelding with a day in his life at the Kentucky Horse Park. View other video features on Triple Crown contenders and those who spoiled historic bids, and read Frank Angst's Triple Crown longform at http://www.bloodhorse.com/CrowningGlory.

  • Chris Kay

    Kay Hopes Upgrades Improve Belmont Experience

    NYRA chief executive officer Chris Kay said the association has invested in many improvements designed to make the experience at Belmont Park for Belmont Stakes day more enjoyable for customers.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 3, 2014

    Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including California Chrome schooling and galloping under the watchful eye of Art Sherman. Also, Commanding Curve, and the status of Kid Cruz.

  • Haskin: Medal Count 'Live' Longshot

    As much as his human opponents would love to see a Triple Crown, they still must go out and try their darndest to spoil the party.

  • NBC Plans 16 Hours of Belmont Coverage

    NBC Sports Group will offer 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), more than double the number of hours initially scheduled. Coverage includes other grade I races from Belmont Park.

  • HRRN Plans Full-Day Belmont Coverage

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will broadcast live from Belmont Park for the eighth consecutive year with full-day coverage of the Belmont day stakes races June 7, including the 146th Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Breeders' Cup Tickets Now Open to Public

    Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park announced June 3 that tickets are on sale to the general public for the 31st running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bluffs Run at Horseshoe Casino in Iowa.

    Iowa Casinos Can Terminate Greyhound Racing

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad May 31 signed into law a bill that will allow casinos to buy out dog racing, but there could be legislation in 2015 to hammer out simulcast revenue splits for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • Lawmakers Back Change in Withholding Taxes

    The NTRA said June 3 members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers. The trade organization also is asking bettors to support an online petition.