Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Epicharis and Belmont a Perfect Fit

    If you want to get a bit more adventurous and take a shot on a horse who not only could win the Belmont, he could win in impressive fashion, then why not take a good hard look at the Japanese invader Epicharis.

  • Senior Investment and trainer Kenny McPeek

    Senior Investment Breezes for Belmont Stakes

    Fern Circle Stables' Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment posted a half-mile breeze the morning of May 31 in preparation for his expected bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

  • Weekend Hideaway holds on in the Commentator Stakes

    Weekend Hideaway Repeats in Commentator

    On Belmont Park's Big Apple Showcase Day card featuring six stakes for New York-breds worth $900,000, Empire State stalwart Weekend Hideaway held on to win his second consecutive $200,000 Commentator Stakes by a nose over Diversify. 

  • Fourstar Crook rallies from next to last to win by 3/4 lengths in the Mount Vernon

    Fourstar Crook Continues Turf Win Streak

    With New York-breds featured Memorial Day at Belmont Park, Fourstar Crook, sent off at odds of 6-5,  added a seventh victory to her win streak in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes, one of two stakes run over the yielding turf May 29.

  • Twisted Tom after his win in the Federico Tesio

    Twisted Tom Works Toward Belmont Stakes

    Cobra Farm's Federico Tesio Stakes winner Twisted Tom will run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), said trainer Chad Brown, following his five-furlong breeze May 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Rubilinda breaks her maiden impressively at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Impresses as Frankel’s First US Winner

    Don Alberto Stable's homebred Rubilinda became the first winner in the United States for her sire Frankel when she showed an impressive turn of foot to go last to first in a May 27 maiden special weight at Belmont Park. 

  • Weekend Hideaway winning last year's Commentator Stakes

    Familiar Faces Highlight New York Showcase

    Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park has solid fields for all six of its stakes races. The $200,000 Commentator Stakes and $125,000 Kingston Stakes have drawn many top older runners.

  • Bellavais

    Bellavais, Lady Alexandra Meet Again in Soaring Softly

    After finishing fifth in her graded stakes debut, Phillips Racing Partnership's Bellavais will try to return to her stakes-winning form when she faces an expected seven other 3-year-old fillies in the Soaring Softly Stakes May 20 at Belmont Park.

  • Hawksmoor wins the Beaugay Stakes over Dacita at Belmont Park

    Hawksmoor Too Good From Beaugay Start

    Hawksmoor channeled her prior European form when she led every point of call, including the final bob over grade 1 winner Dacita, to take the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) and earn her first North American-based victory.

  • Zhukova finishes six lengths clear of her rivals in the Man o' War Stakes

    Zhukova Dominates Man o' War Rivals

    Boggy conditions at Belmont Park were of no concern to John Murrell's Zhukova, who trounced her male rivals by six lengths May 13 in the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes (G1T).

  • By the Moon wins the 2017 Vagrancy Handicap

    By the Moon Breaks Through in Vagrancy

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon returned to the winner's circle after a series of close finishes, after she overtook Pretty N Cool entering the turn and held on for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (G3) May 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Sea Calisi

    Sea Calisi Aims for Sheepshead Bay Repeat

    Grade I winner Sea Calisi (FR) will try to win the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G2T) a second straight year when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares, including Suffused (GB), in the 1 3/8-mile turf test May 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Chris Kay

    Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

    A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations.

  • Bode's Dream won the 2016 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park.

    NYRA to Offer Eight $100,000 Maiden Races in Spring

    Eight maiden races worth $100,000 each will be offered this spring as part of the New York Racing Association's ongoing program for 2-year-olds leading up to the Astoria and Tremont, run June 8 and 9 as the first two juvenile stakes of the year.

  • New York Calls Off Belmont Development

    Four years after the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began floating ideas for re-developing a large, unused parcel at Belmont Park, state officials Dec. 9 called off a long-stalled bidding process for the site.

  • Fintshire

    Flintshire, Lady Eli Put in Final BC Works

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Flintshire put in his final move in advance of the Nov. 5 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) when he breezed five furlongs in 1:02.85 in company with stablemate Money Multiplier over the inner turf at Belmont Park Oct. 30.

  • Lewis Bay rolls to easy win in Turnback the Alarm Handicap

    Ortiz Jr. Sweeps Belmont Graded Stakes

    Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won the two graded stakes on the Oct. 29 Belmont Park card when he guided Lewis Bay to an easy victory in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) and Stallwalkin' Dude to a clear win in the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III).

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 29 at Keeneland.

    BC Hopefuls Work at Keeneland, Belmont

    While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.

  • Roca Rojo Wins 2016 Athenia Stakes

    Roca Rojo Closes for Athenia Victory

    A two-time allowance winner since moving to the barn of Chad Brown, Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables, and Bradley Thoroughbreds Roca Rojo broke through for her first graded win Oct. 23 in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Royal Posse wins the 2016 Empire Classic

    Royal Posse Sails Clear in Empire Classic

    Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.

  • Governor Malibu

    Governor Malibu Tops Empire Classic Field

    Things may not have gone as well as they could have for Governor Malibu in the Empire State's most iconic 3-year-old races this season, but in starts against his fellow New York-breds the Malibu Moon colt has been dominant.