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  • Early arrivals at Belmont Park used umbrellas to protect themselves from rain.

    Looks Like Rain For Funny Cide's Run at History

    The first order of business in New York on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day -- complain about the weather. The first raindrops began falling at 9 a.m., only about nine hours before forecasters predicted. Well, nothing new.

  • WinStar Farm on Hand to Wish Funny Cide Well

    Bill Casner, co-owner of WinStar Farm, and WinStar president Doug Cauthen were on the backside of Belmont Park Friday morning to watch Funny Cide go through his final bit of exercise for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I). WinStar Farm, near Versailles, Ky., bred Triple Crown hopeful Funny Cide.

  • Lukas Sounds Alarm for Funny Cide

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas sounded a warning to those running in Saturday's 135th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes hoping to derail the Funny Cide Express to the Visa Triple Crown: "That sucker is ready."

  • New York Bred Wins Fashion; Omen for Belmont?

    Rodeo Licious burst out of the gate and led every step of the way to take the first stakes race of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) weekend, the Fashion Stakes for juvenile fillies.

  • Distorted Humor's stud value soaring with success of first crop runners.

    Distorted Humor Share Sold For $450,000

    Since Funny Cide is a gelding, the obvious winner on the breeding side of things is his sire, Distorted Humor. At least one person has already cashed in. WinStar Farm, where Distorted Humor stands, bought a share from Joseph Federico for $450,000.

  • Trainer Barclay Tagg takes Funny Cide back to the barn after Thursday morning work.

    Funny Cide: Big Man on Campus

    Funny Cide, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner who will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), galloped 1 ½ miles the wrong way around the Belmont Park oval Thursday morning. His demeanor following his exercise has the Funny Cide team brimming with confidence for the "Test of a Champion."

  • NYRA To Allow Coolers in Select Areas on Belmont Stakes Day

    The New York Racing Association will allow fans to bring in coolers to specified areas of the grandstand at Belmont on Belmont Stakes Day, June 7, as Funny Cide races for Thoroughbred racing history and the Visa Triple Crown.

  • Jockeys Jose Santos, left, and Jerry Bailey flank Belmont announcer Tom Durkin.

    Belmont Draw: Four Horse in the Cide Pocket

    Funny Cide, who will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown Saturday in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will do so from post 4. The Sackatoga Stable star will face five challengers in the 1 ½-mile "Test of a Champion" and was installed the even-money favorite for the race.

  • Belmont Stakes favorite Funny Cide.

    Funny Cide Even-Money Favorite for Belmont

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide was made the even-money morning line favorite when six horses were entered Wednesday for Saturday's Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old gelding will break from post position 4 as Derby runner-up Empire Maker breaks from the inside post.

  • Belmont All Wet on Wednesday

    The New York area is under a flood watch from the National Weather Service as heavy rains have soaked the area since Tuesday night. Local forecasters have used words like "ugly" and "miserable" to describe Wednesday's forecast.

  • Funny Cide, works Tuesday in preparation for his Triple Crown bid Saturday.

    Tagg Says Funny Cide Went 'Little Faster Than I Wanted'

    Funny Cide, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner who is seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, impressed in his final workout when he made a surprise appearance on the Belmont Park track at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Star Bright: Belmont Celebrities

    Funny Cide's bid to win the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday is turning New York into a "one-horse town." Sackatoga Stable's hero will not only bring out the equine stars to challenge him and run on the undercard, but will bring out a gaggle of luminaries from Hollywood and New York as well as heavyweights from the political arena.

  • P.G. Johnson on Santos: 'He's Cool'

    Jockey Jose Santos, who will ride Funny Cide in his bid for the Triple Crown Saturday afternoon in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a lot of people in his corner. Count among them Hall of Fame trainer P.G. Johnson, who compared him to the legendary Braulio Baeza.

  • Best Minister, Belmont Stakes supplement winning the Sir Barton Stakes.

    Best Minister Flashes Speed in Belmont Work

    John Phillips and partners' Sir Barton Stakes winner Best Minister zipped a half-mile in a quick :47 at Belmont Park on Monday as the Deputy Minister colt continued to progress toward Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

  • Barclay Tagg: "...if you don't have a license that says you're employed by Barclay Tagg, you're not getting in here."

    Tagg and Funny Cide: To Protect and Serve

    On Friday, trainer Barclay Tagg, who has been very protective of Funny Cide, told it like it is. Starting next Friday afternoon, Funny Cide and Barn 6 are off limits to all non-employees. Tagg explained his course of action and the difficult task of getting the horse to the Belmont.

  • Ray Paulick <br>Editor-in-Chief

    Headline News

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Whether he wins or loses in New York, Funny Cide has helped give racing new exposure.

  • People's Horses

    <i>By Bud Lamoreaux </i> -- Funny Cide can give racing an ingredient that has been lacking for 25 years.

  • Media Blitz Under Way With Triple Crown on Line

    With the buzz growing ever louder over another potential Triple Crown winner, the racing industry is marshalling its marketing forces to make sure the public at large becomes aware of what's at stake at Belmont Park June 7.

  • Wet Track Delays Dynever Work; Funny Cide Jogs

    With the Belmont track soaked from several days of rain, trainer Christophe Clement has decided to postpone Dynever's work from Friday to either Sunday or Monday. Also scheduled to work Monday is Kentucky Derby runner-up Empire Maker.

  • Triple Crown Trophy, awarded for a Kentucky Derby-Preakness-Belmont Stakes sweep.

    The Time Has Come for Funny Cide

    It has been 25 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978 and 30 years since Secretariat broke a 25-year Triple Crown drought in 1973. The connections of Secretariat, Affirmed, and Seattle Slew speak out.

  • Triple Crown Legends Offer Santos Some Advice

    The riders of the last three Triple Crown winners offered some advice for Jose Santos, the regular rider of Funny Cide as he bids for the Triple Crown on June 7. The riders, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruget, and Steve Cauthen commented during a round-table teleconference sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Another Thrill for Santos in Hollywood's Gamely

    Jose Santos, who rode Funny Cide to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, can cap a dream month Monday when he flies west from New York to ride Dress To Thrill in the $350,000-added Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Jockey Jose Santos pets Prince, a New York police horse, while posing for a portrait with trainer Barclay Tagg, right, before a news conference in New York Tuesday.

    Funny Cide is Toast of New York

    Move over Derek Jeter, there's another New York-based athlete stealing the hearts of sports fans in the Big Apple. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide, along with his connections, owner Sackatoga Stable, trainer Barclay Tagg, and jockey Jose Santos, were honored during a luncheon Tuesday at Gallagher's Steak House.

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

    New York State of Mind

    When New York-bred Funny Cide goes for a Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes, the sport of kings will be the king of sports in the Big Apple and throughout the Empire State.

  • Written in Darkness

    <i>By Gary West</i> -- When Jose Santos and Funny Cide left behind their rivals at Pimlico, and left even further behind the suggestions of impropriety, the jockey stood in the irons and kissed his right hand. He flashed the victory sign, and then he opened his hand to the world, as if to show again that it held nothing.

  • Belmont Stakes Reserved Seats Hot Item on eBay

    With all reserved seats sold out for Belmont Stakes Day, two seats in the clubhouse, originally worth $80, are currently for sale on eBay for $530 and climbing. There are still four days left before the bidding closes. That will just be the tip of the iceberg as New York's "Funny Frenzy" builds to a feverish pitch.

  • Funny Cide to Face Talented New Shooters in Belmont

    If Funny Cide sweeps the Triple Crown he will have earned it. Not only is a large field expected for the Belmont Stakes, but several of them will be talented newcomers to the Triple Crown scene, as well as some fresh horses who ran big in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Jockey Jose Santos, with Churchill Downs&#39; twin spires in the background.

    Jose Santos: Derby-Preakness Winning Jockey

    Jose Santos is one of the masters of big-time race riding. In 1999, he denied Charismatic the Triple Crown when he booted Lemon Drop Kid home in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Last October, he guided Volponi to a 43-1 upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and on the first Saturday in May, the Chilean-born jockey won his first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in seven attempts.

  • Trophy awarded winner of the Visa Triple Crown.

    What a Year for a Triple Crown Assault

    They have come in all sizes and colors, with vastly different personalities, and every conceivable advantage. Yet the thing each has been remembered for, finally, was failing to get the job done.