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  • Julie's Love returns from a layoff to run in the Noble Damsel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-races-2012/i-qCfG3Lg">Order This Photo</a>

    Freshened Julie's Love Heads Noble Damsel

    Julie's Love, who has plenty of graded stakes experience, gets a slight edge in the Sept. 13 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. The $200,000 race for older fillies and mares is at a mile on the Widener Course.

  • Xcellence
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    Xcellence Heads 10 in Deep Sands Point

    Martin Schwartz has enjoyed great success buying European fillies and bringing them over to enjoy graded stakes success in the U.S., a move he seeks to repeat with Xcellence, who makes her third U.S. start in the Sands Point

  • Za Approval wins the Real Courage Stakes.
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    Za Approval, Toasting Get Belmont Stakes Wins

    Favored Za Approval, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), broke through with his first win of 2014 when he led gate-to-wire to capture the $98,000 Real Courage Stakes on the Belmont Park turf Sept. 7.

  • Tonalist

    Tonalist Sharp in First Drill Since Travers

    Classic winner Tonalist, heading for the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), turned in a bullet five-furlong breeze for trainer Christophe Clement over the Belmont Park main track the morning of Sept. 7.

  • Golden Ticket gets up late to win the Left Bank.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hBdrtv6">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Ticket Up in Time for Left Bank Score

    Golden Ticket and Alpha, dead-heat winners of the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I), met up again in the Left Bank Stakes on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 5, but this time Golden Ticket was the clear victor.

  • California Chrome will return to the worktab Aug. 8.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-140/i-cmN4xCt">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome to Have First Breeze Back

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is expected to return to the worktab for the first time since running fourth in the Belmont Stakes when he breezes Aug. 8 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

  • NYRA President Christopher Kay

    NYRA to Study Belmont, Aqueduct Development

    The head of the New York Racing Association is suggesting the racing giant might not be able keep open both its downstate Thoroughbred tracks when it morphs back into some form of private control in the fall of 2015.

  • F-T July: Hip 110 Unbridled's Song Colt in Ring

    Hip 110, Unbridled's Song colt in the ring at Fasig-Tipton. The colt sold for $400,000, the top price offering in the during the first half of the yearling portion of the Fasig-Tipon Kentucky July sale in Lexington July 14.

  • Hangover Kid comes up the inside to win the Bowling Green over Grandeur.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Jd59mkr">Order This Photo</a>

    Hangover Kid Strikes Late in Bowling Green

    Hangover Kid, surging along the inside, produced a head-bobbing victory over odds-on Grandeur in the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT), the 6-year-old's first graded stakes score July 12 at Belmont Park.

  • Mr Speaker (right) gets through on the inside to win the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7MhCVrK">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Delivers Belmont Derby Shocker

    Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Clearly Now runs away with the Belmont Sprint Championship.
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    Belmont Sprint Track Record for Clearly Now

    Clearly Now returned to the winner's circle in blazing fashion July 5, setting a track record for seven furlongs when taking home the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. II) by open lengths at Belmont Park.

  • Sayaad comes home strong to win the Forbidden Apple Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hts4nwg">Order This Photo</a>

    Sayaad Returns From Absence to Snag 'Apple'

    Front-running Sayaad, making his first appearance in more than eight months, drew away from favored Kharafa in the stretch to capture the $147,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes on a yielding turf July 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Kid Cruz won the 2014 Easy Goer Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-RWDgzKP">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz Draws Rail for Belmont's Dwyer

    Kid Cruz, overpowered in the Preakness (gr. I) this spring but a sparkling winner last time out in the Easy Goer, returns to Belmont Park in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 5.

  • I Spent It First Winner for Super Saver

    In his career debut at Belmont Park, I Spent It showed a good kick in the stretch to notch a three-quarter-length victory in a five-furlong maiden special weight race to become the first winner for freshman sire Super Saver.

  • Merry Meadow seeks her second straight grade III victory in the Bed o' Roses Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xR2FBXw">Order This Photo</a>

    Consistent Merry Meadow Lands in Bed o' Roses

    Merry Meadow, who has placed in 18 of 20 career starts, will try to post a second straight grade III victory when she faces an expected 10 other older fillies and mares in the Bed o' Roses Handicap June 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Beholder

    Beholder 'Questionable' for Del Mar Meet

    Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is likely out until this fall as she recovers from a cut on her left hind pastern sustained when finishing fourth in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Ride on Curlin <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-vmG587m">Order This Photo</a>

    Ride On Curlin to Get Some Time Off

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin, who failed to finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will be getting a break after competing in all three jewels of the Triple Crown.

  • Palace Malice in the Met Mile.

    Pletcher: 'Half-Length Away from Career Day'

    With a victory by Palace Malice in the Metropolitan Handicap and Commissioner's Belmont Stakes runner-up, one of three near-misses June 7, trainer Todd Pletcher said he was "about a half-length away from a career day."

  • Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes.
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    Tonalist Denies 'Chrome' Crown in Belmont

    Robert Evan's Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat with Wicked Strong for fourth behind Medal Count.

  • Real Solution rolls home to win the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QTJn9W6">Order This Photo</a>

    Real Solution Runs Down Manhattan Rivals

    Real Solution, kept to the outside for a clear path, overpowered his rivals in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) to post his second grade I victory June 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.

  • Coffee Clique (right) gets the win the Just A Game over Strahnaver. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-22FMz4P">Order This Photo</a>

    Coffee Clique Wins Just a Game in Nose Bob

    Coffee Clique and jockey Javier Castellano won a nose bob over longshot Strathnaver for an upset victory in the Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Belmont Park.

  • Norumbega came from off the pace to take the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rnxxZP9">Order This Photo</a>

    Norumbega Best in Brooklyn Invitational

    Norumbega came from well back to win the Brooklyn Invitational at the same 12-furlong distance as the Belmont Stakes for Shug McGaughey and Stuart Janney III, who teamed to win last year's Kentucky Derby with Orb.

  • Charming Kitten rallies late to win the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-W8ppVrG">Order This Photo</a>

    Charming Kitten Wins First Belmont Gold Cup

    Attempting the rare distance of two miles on turf for the first time, Charming Kitten overcame 10 rivals to win the inaugural $200,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by one length at Belmont Park June 6.

  • General a Rod settles in at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/">Order This Photo</a>

    General a Rod Takes First Tour of Belmont

    Belmont Stakes contender General a Rod galloped over the main track at 5:45 the morning of June 6, his first time over the Belmont Park course since arriving from trainer Mike Maker's Louisville base the previous evening.

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    Humphrey Could Score a Classic Double

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr., who bred Ride On Curlin with his late mother, is the breeder of 1985 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Creme Fraiche. A win in the June 7 Belmont could provide him with a classic double.

  • Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong.

    Rival Jockeys Have Visions of Beating Chrome

    "Most likely (California Chrome) will be in front of us early on," said Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong. "...We'll have to go by in the stretch. I've had a couple of dreams the last few nights that I pass him.