Keyword: Belmont Park

  • In last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup, Tonalist rallied from ninth to score a 1 3/4-length victory.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Aims for Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

    While Tonalist enters the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Oct. 3 on -- by his standards -- a downward trend, the Tapit colt will be favored to repeat his 2014 victory in the Belmont Park race.

  • Sudden Surprise wins the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.
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    Is NY-Bred Sudden Surprise Headed to BC?

    Repole Stable's homebred Sudden Surprise remained undefeated in three starts after he grabbed the early lead and held off Get Jets in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Sept. 27 at Belmont.

  • Big Blue Kitten wins the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in record time.
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    Big Blue Kitten Takes Hirsch in Record Time

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Big Blue Kitten unleashed his typical late kick on the outside and held off a late challenge by Slumber and Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) in course-record time.

  • Wedding Toast dominates the Beldame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Wedding Toast Romps in Beldame

    The 5-year-old daughter of Street Sense went wire-to-wire in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park to win her second consecutive grade I.

  • Azar (left) and Next Shares (right) finished 1-2 in the With Anticipation Stakes on Sept. 2.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Azar, Next Shares to Meet Again in Pilgrim

    The top two finishers from the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT), Azar and Next Shares, will battle again Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT), a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds.

  • Rock Fall won the Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 by a nose.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Rock Fall Hopes to Add Vosburgh Win to Pile

    Rock Fall will try for a second straight grade I victory and seventh consecutive win overall when he faces a half-dozen rivals in the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Dame Dorothy

    Dame Dorothy, La Verdad Top Gallant Bloom

    Dame Dorothy, whose seven wins in 10 starts includes the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I), seeks a return to the winner's circle in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) after finishing sixth in the Ballerina (gr. I).

  • Lubash will try to win the Ashley T. Cole Stakes for a second straight year and third time overall.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Lubash Looks for Ashley T. Cole Stakes Repeat

    With one of his familiar rivals looking to play spoiler, Lubash will try to win $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds and older a second straight year and third time overall Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Sentiero Italia leads the way to victory in the Sands Point Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Sentiero Italia Impresses in Sands Point

    Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia turned in her second straight standout performance Sept. 12 to claim the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, and capped a five-win day for jockey Joel Rosario.

  • Tacticus comes home strong to take the Temperence Hill Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Tacticus Wires Foes in Temperence Hill

    Flaxman Holdings' Tacticus, a homebred son of A.P. Indy, went wire to wire in winning Belmont Park's $197,000 Temperence Hill Stakes at 1 5/8 miles. V. E. Day, the 1-2 favorite, was second.

  • Mrs McDougal

    Medaglia d'Oro Fillies Top Sands Point Field

    A well-balanced field of 3-year-old fillies, including recent grade II winners Mrs McDougal and Sentiero Italia, has been entered in the Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Sept. 12 opening Saturday card at Belmont Park.

  • Silvestre De Sousa celebrates victory aboard African Story in the Dubai World Cup.

    Benzel to Handle de Sousa's Book in NY

    Benzel, 40, will handle de Sousa's book while the 34-year-old Brazilian hopes to put down roots in the U.S. this October. De Sousa is atop the standings to collect his first title as Great Britain's champion rider.

  • Saratoga

    Saratoga Handle, Other Revenue Spikes

    Business so far at the Saratoga Race Course meet has been very strong, NYRA officials reported Aug. 12, but they also noted that operating revenue for the year is down compared with 2014.

  • Erinn Higgins

    First Female Steward at the Spa Begins Monday

    Beginning July 27 at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at the Saratoga Springs track, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski.

  • Hammers Vision First Winner for Court Vision

    First-time starter Hammers Vision won the fifth race at Belmont Park July 19 and became the first winner for five-time group I winner and Canadian stallion Court Vision.

  • Lady Eli in her last dominating race, the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Star Filly Lady Eli Battling Laminitis

    Star 3-year-old filly Lady Eli is battling laminitis in both front feet and her prognosis remains unknown. She stepped on a nail following her victory in the Belmont Oaks and her condition turned worse earlier this week.

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    Cozmic One, Full to Uncle Mo Meet at Belmont

    Cozmic One, the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, and Indian Trail, a full brother to 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo, will square off July 8 in a $75,000 maiden special weight race at Belmont Park.

  • Lady Eli dominates the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

    Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park.

  • Irish Jasper comes home strong to win the Victory Ride Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Irish Jasper Draws Away in Victory Ride

    Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper continued a three-race win streak and earned her second grade III in a row July 4, closing with a wide rally and drawing away in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • THS: Belmont Derby Invitational

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform?