Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org en Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/palace-malice-wins-belmont-stakes Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes today, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.<p> The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer's support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.<p> Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour.<p> Palace Malice, ridden by Mike Smith and sent off at odds of 13-1, returned $29.60, $11.20 and $6 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 22:59:12 +0000 Associated Press 5706 at http://wfpl.org Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes Orb the Early Favorite in Crowded Belmont Stakes Field http://wfpl.org/post/orb-early-favorite-crowded-belmont-stakes-field <p>Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.</p><p>Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice in the largest Belmont field since 1996.</p><p>Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. &nbsp; Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:50:49 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5666 at http://wfpl.org Orb the Early Favorite in Crowded Belmont Stakes Field Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again http://wfpl.org/post/jockey-rosie-napravnik-likely-make-history-again <p>Rosie Napravnik is set to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year, and the first to try and win one of the races aboard a filly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trainer Todd </span>Pletcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>Napravnik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is "very, very likely" to be his rider for the filly Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes on June 8.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:09:30 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5599 at http://wfpl.org Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again Union Rags Wins Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/union-rags-wins-belmont-stakes <p>Union Rags surged&nbsp;past&nbsp;Paynter&nbsp;in the stretch&nbsp;to capture the 144th Belmont&nbsp;Stakes today&nbsp;in New York.</p><p>It was Union Rags&#39; first race since a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>The&nbsp;Bob Baffert-trained Paynter nearly led wire-to-wire in the mile-and-a-half race but could not hold off&nbsp;Union Rags, with John Velazquez aboard,&nbsp;at&nbsp;the finish.</p><p>Atigun was the third-place finisher.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 23:01:40 +0000 Rick Howlett 601 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-retired-dullahan-new-belmont-favorite <p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I&rsquo;ll Have Another&rsquo;s racing career is over.</p><p>The colt&rsquo;s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.belmontstakes.com/story/2012/06/08/ill-have-another-scratched-from-belmont-stakes-and-retired-with-a-tendon-injury/">Belmont Stakes</a> after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owner&nbsp;Paul&nbsp;Reddam&nbsp;says he&#39;ll be retired.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:46:54 +0000 Rick Howlett 590 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont http://wfpl.org/post/horse-race-writer-and-handicapper-discusses-scratch-ill-have-another-belmont <p>Today at 1pm there was a press conference at <a href="http://www.nyra.com/belmont/generalinformation/generalinformation/generalinformation.shtml">Belmont Park</a> where the tendon injury of <em>I&#39;ll Have Another</em> was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:55:58 +0000 Brad Yost 589 at http://wfpl.org Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-scratched-belmont-stakes <p>Triple Crown contender I&rsquo;ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow&rsquo;s Belmont Stakes.</p><p>Trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O&rsquo;Neill told radio talk show host <a href="http://www.danpatrick.com/2012/06/08/doug-oneill-says-ill-have-another-will-not-race-in-belmont/">Dan Patrick</a> that he&rsquo;s not sure how I&rsquo;ll Have Another was injured, but he&rsquo;s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:56:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 583 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes BREAKING NEWS--Trainer: I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/breaking-news-trainer-ill-have-another-wont-run-belmont-stakes <p>Trainer Doug O&#39;Neill said this morning that&nbsp;Triple Crown&nbsp;contender &nbsp;I&#39;ll Have&nbsp;Another will not run&nbsp;in tomorrow&#39;s Belmont Stakes.</p><p>O&#39;Neill told&nbsp;radio host&nbsp;<a href="http://www.danpatrick.com/2012/06/08/doug-oneill-says-ill-have-another-will-not-race-in-belmont/">Dan Patrick</a> that&nbsp;the colt has the start of&nbsp;tendonitis in&nbsp;his left&nbsp;front leg and&nbsp;has been pulled from the race.</p><p>O&#39;Neill and&nbsp;the horse&#39;s connections will hold a press conference at 1:00pm.&nbsp;</p><p>This story will be updated.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:38:30 +0000 Rick Howlett 581 at http://wfpl.org D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse http://wfpl.org/post/d-wayne-lukas-back-work-after-being-kicked-horse <p>Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas&nbsp;returned to&nbsp;work today at Belmont Park, a day after he was taken to the hospital with a head injury.</p><p>The 76 year old Lukas needed several stitches after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the top of the head.</p><p>Lukas&nbsp;was back at the&nbsp;track today for the Belmont Stakes post position draw, and joked about his trip to&nbsp;the emergency room.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:38:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 562 at http://wfpl.org D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-favored-win-belmont-triple-crown <p>Triple Crown contender I&rsquo;ll Have Another is the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.</p><p>The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner leads a 12 horse field. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;He&rsquo;ll run from post position No. 11, which is fine with trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:13:09 +0000 Rick Howlett 558 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown