Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Tonalist leads late in the final stretch as the Belmont Stakes field approaches the finish line.

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    View the dramatic images during the unfolding of the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Medal Count was the last Belmont Stakes participant to arrive in New York.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-5SgRfFp">Order This Photo</a>

    Spendthrift Counts on 'Medal' for Belmont

    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.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 6, 2014

    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.

  • 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 how those wins will influence his bets on Saturday. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Belmont Stakes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Beholder Makes Eastward Trek for Ogden Phipps

    A sporting gesture put two-time champion Beholder on a plane to Belmont Park last week for the brewing rematch between her and 2013 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Princess of Sylmar in the $1 million Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

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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.

  • 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.

  • Trainer Gary Contessa said "I like the opportunity to bring the public closer to the horses."

    'Breakfast at Belmont' Gets 'Chrome' Boost

    The weekend breakfast program Belmont Park is a mainstay of the spring meet. It got a supercharged boost May 31 when a few hundred guests showed up to watch California Chrome work in advance of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Paul Reddam

    Reddam, Iavarone Recall Run-Up To Belmont

    California Chrome owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn are no doubt getting to know the surreal conditions of becoming instant celebrities as their horse attempts to win the long-vacated Triple Crown at Belmont Park.

  • TVG's Belmont Coverage Begins With Draw

    TVG announced its on-site Belmont Stakes (gr. I) week coverage that will focus on California Chrome's Triple Crown bid will begin at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 4, with a live broadcast of the post position draw.

  • Beholder breezes at Belmont Park June 2.
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    Beholder, Close Hatches Work for Ogden Phipps

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders weren't the only ones catching attention June 2 at Belmont Park. Champion filly Beholder and rival Close Hatches both turned in final pre-race preparations for the Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 2, 2014

    Claire Novak reports from Belmont Park on the routine of California Chrome this week. Hear about the buzz over Social Inclusion possibly running in the Woody Stevens with comments from trainer Ron Sanchez. There is a Kid Cruz update and mentions of the works of Beholder and Close Hatches.

  • Haskin: Morning at Belmont

    If the first two mornings at Belmont Park are any indication, we should see a top-class field of horses in Saturday's Belmont Stakes who are all looking great and working sensationally.

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    Princess of Sylmar Sparks Regional Pride

    Princess of Sylmar may not have won an Eclipse Award for 2013 despite four consecutive grade I victories, but owner Ed Stanco of King of Prussia Stable was a happy man at the Iroquois Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania May 30.

  • Twilight Eclipse won the 2014 Mac Diarmida Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3076734092&k=BhwPQTT">Order This Photo</a>

    Twilight Eclipse Targets Belmont Gold Cup

    Multiple grade II winner Twilight Eclipse will stretch out to two miles Friday, June 6 when the 5-year-old Purim gelding faces an expected 11 rivals in the inaugural $200,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes.