Headlines for Saturday, June 7, 2014

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Tonalist's victory in the 2014 Belmont Stakes, including comments from his trainer Christophe Clement, and comments from the connections of the beaten favorite California Chrome.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Tonalist's victory in the 2014 Belmont Stakes, including comments from his trainer Christophe Clement, and comments from the connections of the beaten favorite California Chrome.

  • Can the Man streaks to victory in the Affirmed Stakes.

    Can the Man Wire to Wire in Affirmed Stakes

    Kaleem Shah's favored Can the Man took the early lead and never was seriously threatened en route to a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park June 7.

  • Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes.
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    Tonalist Denies 'Chrome' Crown in Belmont

    Robert Evan's Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat with Wicked Strong for fourth behind Medal Count.

  • Real Solution rolls home to win the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QTJn9W6">Order This Photo</a>

    Real Solution Runs Down Manhattan Rivals

    Real Solution, kept to the outside for a clear path, overpowered his rivals in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) to post his second grade I victory June 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.

  • Honey Hues wins the 2014 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Resolute Honey Hues Takes Mint Julep

    Honey Hues held off the stretch challenge from I'm Already Sexy June 7 at Churchill Downs to win the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. III) and earn the first stakes victory of her career.

  • Palace Malice and John Velazquez take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-82JCJdL">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Brilliant in Met Mile

    Palace Malice proved his class in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, winning his second grade I a year after taking the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Coffee Clique (right) gets the win the Just A Game over Strahnaver. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-22FMz4P">Order This Photo</a>

    Coffee Clique Wins Just a Game in Nose Bob

    Coffee Clique and jockey Javier Castellano won a nose bob over longshot Strathnaver for an upset victory in the Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Belmont Park.

  • King of Pain Shocks in South Africa

    King of Pain pulled a 40-1 upset when he landed the Rising Sun Gold Challenge (SAf-I) June 7 at Clairwood Park in Durban, South Africa.

  • River Lad, Sonntag, Almalad Win at Eagle Farm

    Longshot River Lad sweep past pacesetter Srikandi and Temple of Boom in the stretch and won the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (Aus-I), Queensland's premier race June 7 at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane.

  • Bayern streaks to victory in the Woody Stephens Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-j8LjRWF">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Runs Away With Woody Stephens

    Returning to sprinting after finishing off the board in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Bayern drew off in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Undrafted rallies for the win in the Jaipur Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-kX9ZMKN">Order This Photo</a>

    Undrafted Strong in Stretch of Jaipur

    Wes Welker's Undrafted charged from off the pace to win the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 7 at Belmont Park. The son of Purim completed the six furlongs in 1:07.24.

  • Norumbega came from off the pace to take the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rnxxZP9">Order This Photo</a>

    Norumbega Best in Brooklyn Invitational

    Norumbega came from well back to win the Brooklyn Invitational at the same 12-furlong distance as the Belmont Stakes for Shug McGaughey and Stuart Janney III, who teamed to win last year's Kentucky Derby with Orb.

  • Kid Cruz comes home strong to win the Easy Goer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-tMWvFfT">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz Rallies to Win Easy Goer Stakes

    Kid Cruz benefited from a sizzling early pace to rally from last to first to defeat favored Legend by 3 1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Derek Brown: Belmont Day Romance on the Line

    The entire card on Belmont Stakes Day is far too important to let distractions involving a semi-plausible future with the two of you skipping through fields of poppies creep in.

  • Cirrus des Aigles Easy Coronation Cup Winner

    Cirrus des Aigles comfortably held back Flintshire and tallied a third consecutive group I win in the Investec Coronation Cup (In Commemoration of St Nicholas Abbey) June 7, but he was pulled up a bit lame.

  • Great Weather, Crowd Expected for Belmont

    With California Chrome going for the Triple Crown and a forecast of abundant sunshine, low humidity, and temperatures in the high 70s, the crowed at Belmont Park began forming early for the June 7 Belmont Stakes.

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    Belmont Preview: Looking for The One

    Join the ranks of those who have tracked the shooting star journey of California Chrome. You don't have to like him. You can even pick against. But what would you do if this time, the hype turned out to be real?