Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Does CA Breeders' Cup Hinge on Fall Dates?

    California isn't expected to award 2012 racing dates until the fall, which makes for an interesting scenario as Breeders' Cup continues discussions on selection of a host site for next year's World Championships.

  • Cape Blanco powers home in the Man o' War.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9590952%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cape Blanco Denies Gio Ponti in Man o' War

    European invader Cape Blanco, making his United States debut, denied champion Gio Ponti a third straight victory in the $600,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) when he held him off in the stretch to win by about two lengths July 9.

  • Gio Ponti won the Man o' War in 2009 and 2010 (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9102014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti Seeks Third Straight Man o' War

    Two-time reigning turf champion Gio Ponti still has a chance to remain one of the division leaders and he can do that while attempting to make history in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Her Smile wins the Prioress.

    Her Smile Skims Rail, Wins Prioress

    Well beaten in her last two tries, Bobby Flay's Her Smile became a grade I winner July 4 when she rallied from last to score in the $250,000 Prioress Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Flat Out and Alex Solis leave the rest behind in the Suburban.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9584445%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Surprises in Suburban Handicap

    The longest shot on the board in a field of six, Flat Out swept by everyone at the eighth-pole and rolled through the stretch to score the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by 6 1/2 lengths July 2 at Belmont.

  • Dominus and Julien Leparoux control the Dwyer at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9584392%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dominus an Easy Dwyer Winner

    Beaten in the final jump during his stakes debut in his last start, Dominus was not to be caught this time, as he took the field wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Dwyer (gr. II) July 2 at Belmont Park.

  • Futurity, Matron Return to Belmont Lineup

    The Futurity and Matron (both gr. II), previously held during the fall, both make their reappearance July 3 at Belmont Park after a one-year hiatus. The Futurity drew a field of six, while the Matron attracted seven.

  • Colizeo tries for his first graded win of 2011 in the Suburban.

    Colizeo Looks to Go All the Way in Suburban

    Colizeo looks to be lone speed in the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) and the son of Distorted Humor will try to take advantage to pick up his first graded stakes of the season when he meets five others July 2 at Belmont.

  • Giants Play holds off Zagora to win the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9576681%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Giants Play Breaks Through in NY Stakes

    Giants Play took advantage of an unpressured lead in the early going and had just enough to hold off Zagora to notch her first stakes victory in the $150,000 New York (gr. IIT) June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • Joyful Victory

    Joyful Victory Stands Out in Mother Goose

    After Plum Pretty and Royal Delta were taken out of consideration for the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I), Joyful Victory is the lone standout in the race for 3-year-old fillies June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Site Decision Due Soon

    The host site for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships could be announced before the end of June or in early July, with Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Santa Anita the three finalists.

  • Air Support won the Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland in April.

    Air Support Cuts Back for Hill Prince

    Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support, a graded stakes winner on the Belmont turf a year ago, returns to New York as the one to beat in the $100,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) on June 18.

  • Mission Approved upsets the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9561760%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Approved, 21-1, a Manhattan Shocker

    Mission Approved, claimed for $35,000 two starts back and making his first start in 11 months, went wire-to-wire to pull a 21-1 shocker in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Belmont Stakes Day begins grey and wet.

    Belmont Morning: Grey Dawn

    Grey skies and damp conditions greeted Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day at Belmont Park on Long Island June 11. A light rain continues to fall with an hour to the first post.

  • Courageous Cat pulls away to win the Poker.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9561132%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Courageous Cat Romps in Poker Stakes

    Pam and Martin Wygod's homebred Courageous Cat took over from pacesetter Yield Bogey nearing the eighth-pole and cruised to victory in the $100,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • And They're Off: The Belmont Stakes

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk report from Belmont Park about the Belmont Stakes, including thoughts about the draw, how the race will be run, and picks. Plus, a tour of Belmont Park.

  • Animal Kingdom at Belmont Park<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9558379%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Belmont Preview: Animal Kingdom One to Beat

    If many of the names in the Belmont (gr. I) look familiar, that's because they should. For the first time in history, the top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) have returned for the final leg of the Triple Crown

  • Animal Kingdom is the morning-line favorite for the Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9558378%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Animal Kingdom 2-1 Belmont Choice; Post 9

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and second in the Preakness (gr. I), was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He'll break from post 9 in a 12-horse lineup.

  • Turbulent Descent faces 5 in the Acorn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9494279%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Headlines Acorn Field

    Turbulent Descent, the only filly with grade I status entered in the TVG Acorn Stakes, will be tough to beat if the excellent form she has exhibited on the California circuit and Keeneland carries over to Belmont Park.

  • Ramon Dominguez celebrates win number 6 at Belmont Park on June 5, 2011.

    Dominguez Rides Six Winners at Belmont Park

    Ramon Dominguez joined Jorge Velasquez as one of only two jockeys to win six races in a single day at Belmont Park, aided by a sweep of the June 5 New York Stallion Series races aboard Darrin's Dilemma and Hessonite.

  • Monzon<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9352610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Monzon Works for Belmont at Sagamore

    Monzon, who finished sixth in the May 14 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and is being pointed for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:16 May 31, according to Daily Racing Form.

  • Winter Memories wins the Sands Point Stakes.

    Winter Memories Romps in Sands Point

    Phillips Racing Partnership homebred Winter Memories served notice May 30 with an emphatic score in the Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 30.

  • Belmont Park

    Belmont Meet Begins April 29

    April 29 kicks off Belmont Park's 56-day spring/summer meet, which is highlighted by the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the oldest and longest leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Belmont Increases Maiden Purses

    Purses for all 2-year-old maiden special weight races during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet have been increased to $60,000, the New York Racing Association has announced.