Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Tonalist, Volponi Share Common Thread

    He's reliable, he's honest, he loves a mile and a quarter, and he consistently runs fast speed figures. But is Tonalist good enough to win the Breeders' Cup Classic...away from Belmont Park?

  • Stellar Path leads the way to victory in the Athenia Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-fmgNNk6">Order This Photo</a>

    Stellar Path Breaks Through in Athenia

    A group III winner in France back in 2013, Trevor Stewart's Stellar Path broke through with her first graded score in North America Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, taking the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Manhattan Dan (right) finished 3rd in the Summer Stakes Sept. 12 at Woodbine.

    Six Look to Make Grade in Futurity

    All six entrants in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) will be seeking their first graded victory Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, but only two carry graded experience.

  • War Dancer.

    War Dancer Drops Into Knickerbocker

    War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Greenpointcrusader comes running late to win the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Z97sxdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Greenpointcrusader Rallies to Take Champagne

    St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Takeover Target winning Saratoga's Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Joaquin a Factor in Hill Prince

    The impact of Hurricane Joaquin on the New York metropolitan area will play a part in the outcome of the Oct. 3 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT). The nine-furlong race at Belmont Park is for 3-year-olds.

  • Ralis pulled away to capture Hopeful at Saratoga

    Ralis Returns From California for Champagne

    Reddam Racing's Ralis, an easy winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in his first start outside of California, figures to be favored versus eight other 2-year-olds in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Oct. 3.

  • 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="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2RMHvrn">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.

  • Azar (left) and Next Shares (right) finished 1-2 in the With Anticipation Stakes on Sept. 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KD3LQkk">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="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-njQH5xk">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="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-NLKSmQg">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="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xcvt9cj">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="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pr9xz7q">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.