Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Trainer Gary Contessa calls Tu Brutus "a horse that has no bottom"

    Tu Brutus Brings Hype Into Brooklyn

    There is usually not a ton of buzz that comes out of 1 3/8-mile black-type stakes on the dirt. It is far from the norm, however, for such outings to yield the kind of result Tu Brutus (CHI) put up in his second North American start.

  • Recruiting Ready wins the Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

    Recruiting Ready Steps Up in Woody Stephens

    Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will try to extend his win streak to four June 10 in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, but he'll have to fend off a trio of last-out grade 3 winners if he wants to earn his own graded score.

  • Pure Sensation wins the 2016 Jaipur

    Generazio Homebreds Back for Another Jaipur

    After grabbing the top two positions in last year's Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G3T), Patricia Generazio homebreds Pure Sensation and Disco Partner are back for another edition of the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Lookin At Lee prepping for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

    Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 7

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 7

    Claire Novak interviews trainer Mark Casse about Classic Empire's defection from the Belmont Stakes (G1), and checks in on the juvenile champion on a busy Wednesday morning as the remaining Belmont contenders gear up for the race.

  • West Coast

    West Coast Invades Easy Goer for Baffert

    Two starts back, the 3-year-old son of Flatter missed by a neck to Belmont Stakes (G1) contender Senior Investment in the April 15 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) after drawing clear in the stretch.

  • Victor Espinoza is scheduled to ride Santa Anita Derby winner Gormley in this year's Belmont Stakes

    Good Feelings Still Flowing for Espinoza

    When Victor Espinoza returns to ride in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park for the first time since guiding American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015, the memory of that day will still be fresh. 

  • Whitmore wins the Maryland Sprint to earn his fifth straight victory

    Whitmore Tops True North Field

    A winner in his last five races, Southern Springs Stables, Robert LaPenta, and Head of Plains Partners' Whitmore will put his streak on the line in the $250,000 True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park June 9.

  • Wicklow Brave wins the 2016 Irish St. Leger

    Euro Invaders to Line Up for Belmont Gold Cup

    Six European invaders will line up to take on three U.S. graded stakes winners in a field of 14 for the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G3T) over two miles on the Widener turf course June 9. 

  • Kentucky Derby runner up Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee Logs Final Belmont Breeze

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner-up Lookin At Lee breezed four furlongs in :48.33 under the early morning sunshine on the Belmont Park main track June 4 in preparation for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1).

  • 25 Years Ago: A.P. Indy Gets His Classic

    There was no doubt that A.P. Indy would be a heavy favorite in the Belmont Stakes. All that was left was for the colt to have his all-important major work. Unfortunately. the night before it poured at Belmont, turning the track into a quagmire.

  • Oscar Performance wins the 2017 Pennine Ridge Stakes

    Oscar Performance Wires Pennine Ridge

    After finishing off the board in his two other tries this year, Amerman Racing's homebred Oscar Performance won the Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3T) June 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Epicharis arrives at Belmont Park after a 24-hour journey from Japan

    Epicharis Arrives at Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.

  • 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.