Headlines for Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Ride On Curlin is scheduled to make his 12th career start in the Belmont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-9xbWVND">Order This Photo</a>

    Ride On Curlin Keeps Running and Running

    Ride On Curlin will be making his 12th career start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) as owner Dan Dougherty enjoys the journey with his $25,000 yearling purchase who has already banked more than $700,000 and continues to thrive.

  • Kid Cruz at Belmont Park on June 3. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-Jd3nrqC">Order This Photo</a>

    Easier Spot for Kid Cruz in Easy Goer

    Kid Cruz, who was under consideration for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), tops the field of nine 3-year-olds entered in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Park June 7 undercard.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Belmont Stakes

    Claire Novak and special guest Peter Rotondo handicap the Belmont Stakes. Peter has had success at picking winners in the Belmont and shares stories while providing insight on this year's running.

  • Belmont Stakes Contenders: A Quick Guide

    Meet the Belmont Stakes Contenders. Use this quick and informative guide for a look at the field for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It is compiled in post position order by Ron Mitchell, with analysis by Evan Hammonds.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Belmont Stakes

    Claire Novak and special guest Peter Rotondo handicap the Belmont Stakes. Peter has had success at picking winners in the Belmont and shares stories while providing insight on how those wins will influence his bets on Saturday. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Triple Crown Trophy Arrives

    Darren Rogers, with Churchill Downs, arrives at Belmont Park with the Triple Crown trophy on June 4, 2014.

  • Palace Malice will try to stay perfect in 2014 in the Met Mile.
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    One Year Later, Palace Malice Going Strong

    In the time that has passed since Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, both Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow have retired -- but Palice Malice is still going strong.

  • Trainer Barclay Tagg

    Tagg Takes 'Cides' with California Chrome

    Barclay Tagg, trainer of 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, discusses the distractions and pitfalls of Belmont week as California Chrome nears his run to become racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown.

  • Figures Fall at Magic Millions Yearling Sale

    Buyers were plentiful but discriminating at the Magic Millions National yearling sale, which saw overall declines in total sales, average, and clearance rate at the close of the final of two select sessions June 5.

  • Discreet Marq has won six of 14 lifetime starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2538033819&k=tw4fBnL">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Marq Heads Just a Game

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Discreet Marq is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a contentious running of the Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • The only North American graded stakes winner in the Brooklyn field is Micromanage.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3156049404&k=BZs6FMf">Order This Photo</a>

    Brooklyn Bridges Gap for Distance Runners

    At $500,000 the Brooklyn Invitational pot has been sweetened, and a field of eight runners will seek to last the mile and a half in a division that has been weakened by the cancellation of the Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • California Chrome
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    California Chrome Draws Post 2 for Belmont

    Dual classic winner California Chrome drew post position 2 and was installed the 3-5 morning-line favorite for his attempt at the coveted Triple Crown when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Wicked Strong<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-bwZCbRJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Wicked Strong Unites New York and Boston

    Wicked Strong has deep roots in Boston yet has made his biggest score to date in New York, a feat he hopes to further when he tackles the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) as his owners help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Can the Man makes his 2014 debut in the Affirmed.

    O'Neill Duo Tries Can the Man in Affirmed

    Trainer Doug O'Neill has a pair of up-and-coming 3-year-olds, Friendswith K Mill and Frensham, preparing for the second half of the 2014 campaign in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) June 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome racing in his nasal strip.
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    Breathe Right Plans Belmont Promotion

    The largest maker of the human version of the nasal strip, GlaxoSmithKline, hopes to grab some attention for its Breathe Right nasal strips at the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • California Chrome: Assistant Trainer Alan Sherman

    As the Belmont Stakes approaches, Claire Novak and Scott Tracy tell the story of Alan Sherman, Art Sherman's son and assistant trainer who has traveled extensively with Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome.

  • The June 7th Belmont crowd will enjoy much more than the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Mega-Day Shines Along With 'Chrome'

    NYRA unveils the first in its mega-day strategy June 7 when it moves races like the Met Mile, Ogden Phipps, Acorn, and Brooklyn to Belmont Stakes day in an effort to ramp up interest, quality, and handle.