Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Silvestre De Sousa celebrates victory aboard African Story in the Dubai World Cup.

    Benzel to Handle de Sousa's Book in NY

    Benzel, 40, will handle de Sousa's book while the 34-year-old Brazilian hopes to put down roots in the U.S. this October. De Sousa is atop the standings to collect his first title as Great Britain's champion rider.

  • Saratoga

    Saratoga Handle, Other Revenue Spikes

    Business so far at the Saratoga Race Course meet has been very strong, NYRA officials reported Aug. 12, but they also noted that operating revenue for the year is down compared with 2014.

  • Erinn Higgins

    First Female Steward at the Spa Begins Monday

    Beginning July 27 at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at the Saratoga Springs track, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski.

  • Lady Eli in her last dominating race, the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xjMmMQH">Order This Photo</a>

    Star Filly Lady Eli Battling Laminitis

    Star 3-year-old filly Lady Eli is battling laminitis in both front feet and her prognosis remains unknown. She stepped on a nail following her victory in the Belmont Oaks and her condition turned worse earlier this week.

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    Cozmic One, Full to Uncle Mo Meet at Belmont

    Cozmic One, the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, and Indian Trail, a full brother to 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo, will square off July 8 in a $75,000 maiden special weight race at Belmont Park.

  • Lady Eli dominates the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xjMmMQH">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

    Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park.

  • Irish Jasper comes home strong to win the Victory Ride Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tmLKzvb">Order This Photo</a>

    Irish Jasper Draws Away in Victory Ride

    Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper continued a three-race win streak and earned her second grade III in a row July 4, closing with a wide rally and drawing away in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • THS: Belmont Derby Invitational

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform?

  • That Handicapping Show: Belmont Derby Invitational

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform? Download Equibase Past Performances for the Belmont Derby Invitational.

  • Lady Eli will try to stay perfect in the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CxFgVKS">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Heads Brown's Belmont Oaks Hand

    Trainer Chad Brown has a strong chance to notch his second victory in as many runnings of the Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4 at Belmont Park, in which he will send out three horses led by undefeated Lady Eli.

  • Texas Red returns to the races in the Dwyer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-GVX9LqL">Order This Photo</a>

    Texas Red Provides Dwyer Stakes Star Power

    All eyes will be on Texas Red when the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner makes his first start in more than five months in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Miss Ella won the Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland April 12.

    Miss Ella, 'Silver' Back for Victory Ride

    After disappointing finishes in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), graded stakes winners Miss Ella and Promise Me Silver will look to get back to their winning ways in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Divisidero will try to pick up his first grade I victory in the Belmont Derby Invitational. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-DrWGkGC">Order This Photo</a>

    Divisidero, Bolo Meet in Deep Belmont Derby

    Divisidero will try for a second straight stakes victory on the inner turf at Belmont Park in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) July 4, while classic runner Bolo will ship in from the West Coast.

  • Tonalist takes on five in the Suburban Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fx4w4Wn">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Tonalist Towers Over Suburban

    Tonalist will find himself in easier company July 4 than he did last time out, with only five to tackle and not another grade I winner in the bunch in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Zindaya
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    Zindaya Stretches Out in Perfect Sting Stakes

    After winning stakes races at six and seven furlongs on the Belmont Park Widener turf course, Zindaya will return to the surface a third straight time when she tries the one-mile Perfect Sting Stakes Friday, July 3.

  • La Verdad wins the Dancin' Renee Stakes.
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    NY-Bred La Verdad Joins Millionaire Ranks

    Overwhelming favorite La Verdad led at every point of call and won the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares by 7 1/4 lengths June 28 at Belmont Park, pushing her earnings past the $1 million mark.

  • Include Betty wins the 2015 Mother Goose Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-nHd3tVG">Order This Photo</a>

    Include Betty Notches Grade I in Mother Goose

    Include Betty, the lone graded stakes winner in the field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), proved the class of the field when she delivered a clear victory in the June 27 race at Belmont Park.

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    Include Betty Tries Grade I Mother Goose

    While the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) features some promising youngsters trying stakes company for the first time, Include Betty enters as the most accomplished in the expected field of 10 3-year-old fillies.

  • Possessed wins a division of the New York Stallion Series.
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    Possessed Takes Off-The-Turf NY Stallion

    Daniel Hayden and trainer Charlton Baker's Possessed stalked and rallied to a visually impressive win in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park June 21.

  • American Pharoah in the Belmont Park winner's circle.
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    Events Continue at Belmont Post-Triple Crown

    With the Triple Crown in the books, Belmont Park is preparing for its July 4 Stars and Stripes program and will continue offering it regular weekly events, including Breakfast at Belmont and Party at the Park.

  • Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since winning the Humana Distaff on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xH5r4Kk">Order This Photo</a>

    Dame Dorothy Returns in Bed O' Roses

    Humana Distaff (gr. I) winner Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since that May 2 victory when she faces an expected seven other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III).

  • Lenny's Place: Triple Crown Edition

    Lenny Shulman talks with owner Ahmed Zayat about American Pharoah's triple crown win. Lenny also describes what it was like to be at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert's training job, and more!

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

    King Kreesa Wires Poker for Second Time

    Gerald and Susan Kreesa's King Kreesa stole away on the front end June 13 to take the $300,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, becoming just the third two-time winner of a race he also won in 2013.

  • Bob Baffert on American Pharoah: Part Two

    Trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah June 12 at Churchill Downs talks about American Pharoah's talent and personality, and future plans.

  • Bob Baffert on American Pharoah: Part One

    Bob Baffert, trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, talks about how the horse is doing, and the experience of the Triple Crown. at Churchill Downs on June 12.

  • American Pharoah Bath June 12, 2015

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah gets a bath at Churchill Downs after his first morning back to the track June 12, 2015.