Keyword: belmont

  • Acey Deucy outruns Maddalena to win the Prioress Stakes.

    Acey Deucey Wins Belmont's Prioress

    Acey Deucey rallied for a half-length victory over Maddalena in Saturday's 58th running of the $250,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo will stand at Adena Springs when racing career ends.

    Giacomo Out for the Year; Will Stand at Adena Springs Upon Retirement

    Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Giacomo, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a bone chip in his left front ankle, suffered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Trainer John Shirreffs said the prognosis is excellent, and he is optimistic the colt will return to the races as a 4-year-old.

  • NYRA, MGM Finally Sign Contract

    The New York Racing Association and MGM Mirage announced June 16 that they have formally entered into a deal in which the Las Vegas gambling company will develop and manage a new video lottery terminal casino at NYRA's Aqueduct racetrack.

  • Afleet Alex's fleet recovery and subsequent victory in the Preakness provided lasting Triple Crown memory.

    Steve Haskin's Triple Crown Retrospective

    The following is a potpourri of impressions, observations, afterthoughts, and memorable quotes from this year's Triple Crown, which proved to be a pretty wild ride. There was nothing ordinary about the cast of characters and the unusual paths they took to get to Churchill Downs and beyond.

  • Belmont Stakes Ratings Down in Last Run on NBC

    Without a possible Triple Crown winner on the line, ratings for NBC's June 11 broadcast of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) dropped to an average overnight rating of 5.0 with an 11 share, down from 13.4 with a 27 share from last year when Smarty Jones made his bid for the 2004 Triple Crown.

  • Afleet Alex makes it look easy with runaway Belmont win.

    Wow! Afleet Alex Crushes Belmont Field

    Afleet Alex, very, very confidently ridden by Jeremy Rose, made the same move he made in the Preakness (gr. I)...only this time he wasn't bumped. He blew by the field and romped home to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in impressive fashion.

  • Belmont Attracts Smallest Crowd Since 1996

    The smallest crowd for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) since 1996, 62,274, turned out on a hot and humid afternoon at the Elmont, N.Y., track to see Afleet Alex dominate the 137th running of the 3-year-old classic by seven lengths Saturday.

  • Good Reward in Manhattan win.

    Manhattan Yields Good Reward for Backers

    Good Reward got a great trip and made the most of it, coming through on the rail to take the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Limehouse wins Brooklyn 'Cap.

    Limehouse Rock Solid in Brooklyn Handicap

    New millionaire Limehouse hadn't won a race in nearly 14 months, but he has now won two in a row after taking the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Lost in the Fog takes Riva Ridge.

    Could Fans Have Seen Best 3-Year-Old?

    Fans came to Belmont Park Saturday to see who is the best 3-year-old in the land. They might have seen him, and his name is Lost in the Fog.

  • Sand Springs surprises in Just a Game.

    Gritty Sand Springs in Just a Game Upset

    Sand Springs took the lead early and held off the late run by heavy favorite Intercontinental to spring the upset in the $300,000 Emirates Airline Just a Game Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Woke Up Dreamin wakes up a winner in the True North.

    Mike Smith, Holy Bull Connection Scores Again

    Mike Smith won a stakes race at Belmont Park Saturday aboard a son of Holy Bull. No, not the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Giacomo, though he certainly hopes that happens later on the card.

  • Early arrivals on a sunny morning at Belmont Park.

    All Quiet on Belmont Morning

    Compared to the last few years, things are much calmer at Belmont Park the morning of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Rey de Cafe has the nose in front this time.

    Rey de Cafe Makes It Interesting Again

    Favored Rey de Cafe, who always likes to make it interesting, did so again. He was between horses in a tight finish and just got his nose in front to take the $114,700 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) Friday at Belmont Park.

  • Haskin: Reverberate "...has all Darby Dan blood in his female family..."

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Analysis: A New Hero on the Horizon

    Yes, it's time to look for a value horse again. It doesn't take a genius to figure out Afleet Alex and Giacomo are the class of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and if both run their "A" race, they should finish one-two. But, this is the Belmont, and Andromeda's Hero and Reverberate look like two horses who will love the mile and a half distance.

  • Sal Russo, with Belmont entry Reverberate.

    Sal Russo After 'Third' Belmont

    Trainer Sal Russo will be sending out his first Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starter tomorrow, but the 44-year-old native of Valley Stream will be looking for his third victory in the "Test of the Champion."

  • Ritchey: Afleet Alex to Play Stalker's Role

    Afleet Alex, the dramatic winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) three weeks ago and morning-line favorite for tomorrow's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will be in a stalking position early in the race according to trainer Tim Ritchey.

  • New York Mutuel Clerks Ratify New Pact

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union of New York, division of mutuel employees, Local 3, has overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the New York Racing Association, averting a possible work stoppage or sickout on Belmont Stakes day June 11.

  • Ramsey, Romans Attempt to Buck Belmont History

    In the 136-year history of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to New York Racing Association officials, no maiden has won the "Test of the Champion." Challenging that time-tested theory in the 1 ½-mile classic Saturday are breeder-owner Ken Ramsey and trainer Dale Romans with Nolan's Cat.

  • Zito Adds Indy Storm to Belmont Cast

    Trainer Nick Zito says he'll probably start recent allowance winner Indy Storm in next Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), giving him three contenders for the final jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • Zito Says Pinpoint to Start in Belmont Stakes

    Nick Zito, soon to become racing's newest Hall of Fame trainer, committed Sir Barton winner Pinpoint to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11 after the son of Peaks and Valleys worked Thursday at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track.

  • Horses at Belmont Test Negative for Strangles

    Weekend testing done by both a local laboratory and the University of Illinois have come up negative for horses quarantined at Belmont Park that were suspected of having been exposed to the bacteria that causes a contagious respiratory disease called "strangles."

  • Alex's Lemonade Stands Sharing Belmont Stage

    Alex's Lemonade Stand will be raising money for childhood oncology at Thoroughbred Racing Association tracks across the nation June 11, as Afleet Alex seeks to follow up his dramatic Preakness Stakes (gr. I) victory with a win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the third jewel in the Visa Triple Crown.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Still a Jewel

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - It's hard to believe, but 10 years ago the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) attracted just 37,171 people, a pitiful turnout for what is annually one of American racing's biggest days.

  • Alex's Scheduled Arrival at Belmont Delayed

    A suspected case of strangles will prevent Preakness (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex, the leader of the 3-year-old division and likely favorite for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 11, from arriving at Belmont Park on Saturday as was previously scheduled.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Century Mark

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - On May 4, 2005, it will be 100 years to the day since Belmont Park opened its doors to the public for the first time.

  • Premier Radio Wins Eclipse Award for Belmont Coverage

    Premier Radio Networks won the Media Eclipse Award in the audio and multi-media Internet category for its live coverage of the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4.

  • NBC Sports Wins Eclipse Award for Belmont Show

    NBC Sports won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Live Racing for its production of the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4.

  • Fusaichi Samurai wins in first-ever outing.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Will 2005 be the spring of the Samurai?

    December or no December, the journey to Louisville has officially begun. Just ask any trainer with a promising 2-year-old if the lure of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hasn't already taken a firm hold. Over the past 10 days we've seen several exciting hopefuls emerge. And there's still that little matter of crowning a champ this weekend.

  • Hopeful, Spinaway Moving Again in 2005

    For the second year in a row, the New York Racing Association is moving a major 2-year-old stakes at Saratoga. The changes were part of the completed 2005 stakes schedule announced Dec. 9.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone has been retired.

    Birdstone Retired After Suffering Fracture

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) this year, has been retired after a radiograph taken Nov. 2 revealed a P-1 medial chip in the colt's left front ankle.

  • Belmont Notebook: Juveniles Week

    <i>by John Mucciolo</i> - A total of 57 races were contested over the past six racing days, and favorites continue to perform well. With 23 top betting selections crossing the wire first (40 percent), and 12 second choices winning (21 percent), longshot players were once again up against it at Belmont.