Keyword: True North Handicap

  • Caixa Eletronica won the 2012 True North.

    Caixa Eletronica Looks to Defend True North

    A salty field of seven sprinters will contest the six-furlong True North Stakes, with last year's 1-2 finishers back for a repeat duel against up-and-coming runners on the June 8 Belmont Stakes undercard.

  • Giant Ryan

    Owner Awaits Word on Surgery for Giant Ryan

    New York-bred champion sprinter Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the running of the True North Handicap (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 9, remained stabled at Belmont Park overnight.

  • Smiling Tiger has won three grade one races, including the 2011 Triple Bend Handicap.

    Smiling Tiger Heads Tough True North Field

    An accomplished field of seasoned, older spinters, headed by grade I victors Smiling Tiger and Giant Ryan, will vie for victory in the $400,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park.

  • Belmont Stakes Day begins grey and wet.

    Belmont Morning: Grey Dawn

    Grey skies and damp conditions greeted Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day at Belmont Park on Long Island June 11. A light rain continues to fall with an hour to the first post.

  • Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Benny the Bull is the one to beat in the True North.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4071695%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Benny,' Thor's Echo Meet in True North

    Benny the Bull, the "now horse" of the sprinting world, will face a blast from the past in the $250,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 7, when 2006 Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Thor's Echo returns to competiton for the first time in a year.

  • Bustin Stones, shown winning the Carter Handicap (gr. I) <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4127332%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bustin Stones To Skip Met Mile

    Undefeated Bustin Stones, one of the leading sprinters in the country, will not run as planned in the Metropolitan Mile Handicap (gr. I) May 26 at Belmont Park, trainer Bruce Levine said May 11.

  • TVG to Offer Weekend Racing at Belmont

    TVG will broadcast live from Belmont Park, including races June 8 and 9, leading up to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9. Through its exclusive partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA), TVG customers can wager on the $1- million Belmont Stakes.

  • Anew runs away in True North romp.

    Anew Breaks Through in True North Handicap

    Belmont Stakes day stakes action got off to a rousing start in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) when Anew scorched to the lead from his outside gate and never relinquished that advantage, cruising to the wire in 1:08.10.

  • Bold Ruler win propels rebounding Tiger into True North.

    Healthy Tiger Back for More in True North 'Cap

    Tiger tries to stay unbeaten against stakes rivals when he meets seven others in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on the Belmont Park main track.

  • Tough Cast of Sprinters Line Up in True North

    Laura and Eugene Melnyk's Speightstown, who surprised Congaree with a convincing win in the May 1 Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II), is the 119-pound high weight in Saturday's $200,000-added True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes undercard.