G. Watts Humphrey Jr., who bred Ride On Curlin with his late mother, is the breeder of 1985 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Creme Fraiche. A win in the June 7 Belmont could provide him with a classic double.
Trainer Dale Romans, on Medal Count's Belmont bid in the 2014 Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
Everything seemed to sparkle and shine Friday morning. read blog
Son of Dynaformer may be pointed to turf by his connections in the future, but a big run in the Belmont Stakes June 7 guarantees Medal Count will be given every opportunity to excel on dirt for the remainder of this season.
California Chrome schooled in the paddock and galloped at Belmont Park June 6, one day before his chance to make history in the Belmont Stakes by winning the Triple Crown.
Jockey Joe Johnson secured the 1,000th victory of his career June 5 when he guided Silver Antelope to victory in the final race on the Churchill Downs card.
"Most likely (California Chrome) will be in front of us early on," said Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong. "...We'll have to go by in the stretch. I've had a couple of dreams the last few nights that I pass him.
Claire Novak updates on the news of the day, including new arrivals Medal Count and General a Rod on the track, and California Chrome schools in the paddock. Claire is joined by special guest, Kent Taylor of WAVE TV. watch video
The transcript for the June 6 Live Chat is now available.
Claire Novak updates us on the news of the day, including new arrivals Medal Count and General a Rod heading to the track, and California Chrome schools in the paddock. Claire is joined by special guest, Kent Taylor of WAVE TV.
Shadwell homebred Taghrooda, from Sea The Stars' first crop, won the Investec Epsom Oaks (In Memory of Henry Cecil) (Eng-I) June 6. She was ridden by Paul Hanagan for trainer John Gosden.
Just more than 60 years ago a trim California-bred with unorthodox connections came East to shock the racing establishment by scoring an upset win in the 1955 Kentucky Derby.
Owners who voluntarily decide to make their horse's veterinary records public can now upload those records to a page hosted by horseracingreform.org, The Jockey Club announced today.
However you feel about California Chrome (and let's face it, emotions are running hot right about now), in handicapping this race, you must move beyond whatever rooting interest you have and stick to the basics. read blog
A shrinking foal crop over the last several years may give California Chrome an edge over past Derby/Preakness winners heading into the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Todd Pletcher has two chances to win his third Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Dale Romans, on Medal Count's Belmont bid in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.
Beholder, with trainer Richard Mandella, schools in paddock at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014. watch video
An American Horse Council program is encouraging all horse operations to use the buzz from a potential Triple Crown winner to introduce racing and equestrian sports to new owners.
French star Cirrus des Aigles will bid for a third successive top-level victory this season in the Investec Coronation Cup (In Commemoration of St Nicholas Abbey, Eng-I) at Epsom Downs June 7.
California Chrome, going to the track after visiting the paddock June 6. watch video
Cross Sabres Farm's son of Medaglia d'Oro has not been out of the money so far this year in five starts.
Beholder, with trainer Richard Mandella, schools in paddock at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014.
California Chrome, going to the track after visiting the paddock June 6.
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.
As the owner of the speedy 3-year-old Social Inclusion, Ronald Sanchez chose the $500,000 Woody Stephens (gr. II) June 7 instead of taking another shot at Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes.
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.
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. Watch Video
Australia, third in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) last month, is the favorite for the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), which will have its 236th running June 7.
If anyone knows how tough it is to sweep the Triple Crown, it's Bob Baffert. The Hall of Fame trainer came within a heartbeat of winning it twice, with Silver Charm in 1997 and Real Quiet in 1998.
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.
Attending the Belmont Stakes post position draw was Canonero's jockey Gustavo Avila, known in his native Venezuela as 'The Monster.' read blog
California Chrome schooled at the starting gate for the second and final time June 5 at Belmont Park as his date with destiny in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) draws closer.
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.
Darren Rogers, with Churchill Downs, arrives at Belmont Park with the Triple Crown trophy on June 4, 2014.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association June 5 reported growing support for its effort to change the way pari-mutuel winnings are calculated for tax purposes.
Eldaafer, winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III), has been retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky., along with his goat companions Yahoo and Google.
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.
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). read blog
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.
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.
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.
Claire Novak updates today's activities, including Samraat jogging, California Chrome schooling, and rain at Belmont Park. Watch Video
Richard and Bertram Klein's Miz Ida bids for consecutive victories in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT), the featured race of the Belmont Stakes day card June 7 at Churchill Downs.
Patrick Husbands, who guided Wando to a memorable Canadian Triple Crown score in 2003, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.
Claire Novak updates today's activities, including Samraat jogging, California Chrome schooling, and rain at Belmont Park.
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).
Trainer Rick Violette Jr., talks about Belmont longshot Samraat.
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.
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