Belmont Stakes

Race 11 at BEL on June 9, 2018

  • 1 1/2 miles
  • $1,500,000g
  • 3yos
  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • What's Going On Here: Upset Minded

    So what do we make of the beginning of the second half of the 2017 race season, where in the space of one week we’ve seen the defeats of Arrogate, Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing, Irish War Cry, and Timeline with nary a battle offered?

  • The Truth About Patch

    Humans and animals overcoming physical handicaps and going on to achieve great things has always been a sure way to bring out the sentimental side of people, who admire grit and resolve in the face of adversity.

  • The Day Hansel Defied Lasix

    To set the stage for Hansel's Belmont victory, one must go back to Churchill Downs, where the colt had thrown in an inexplicably bad performance in the Kentucky Derby, finishing 10th after looking like a winner at the top of the stretch.

  • What's Going On Here: Power of Pedigree

    Tapit—North America's leading sire three years running—didn't get a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes (G1), but his presence in the American classic race certainly has been felt the last few years.

  • The Amazing Tapit: The Whole Story

    Tonalist...Frosted...Creator...Tapwrit. If not for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah defeating Frosted in 2015, Tapwrit would have been Tapit's fourth consecutive Belmont Stakes winner.

  • Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome.

  • Tapwrit draws clear to win the Belmont Stakes over Irish War Cry

    Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

    With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Irish War Cry is the morning-line favorite for the June 10 Belmont Stakes

    Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

    With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10.

  • Epicharis in his last day of training at Belmont Park June 6, before his soundness issues began

    Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

    Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.

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